The West Kootenay’s marketing hub. Binding the WK Communities together through local commerce, services and trades.
As a locally owned and operated independent publication, we’ve been bringing buyers and sellers together for almost 45 years, and helping small businesses succeed.
Striving to serve you better, every day.
Nelson’s Powder Destination! Baldface Lodge offers an incredible wilderness experience on Nelson’s back doorstep! Come explore the 32,000 acre Tenure with us and have the best time of your life with our incredible staff and terrain!
Featured internationally on TV, in Movies, and in the press, Baldface Lodge is an amazing destination for a world class shred experience.
We offer true adventure skiing with friendly, experienced guides in absolutely some of the most spectacular terrain you’ll ever experience. Welcome to the best daily snowcat skiing in the business! Choose from single day or multi-day trips. Check out the Kootenay Sampler – an exclusive trip where you experience the ultimate combination of Valhalla, Snowwater, Whitewater and then refresh in the local hot springs!
Catskiing, powder snow, skiing, snowboarding! The snow days are spent in the famous steep tree glades of the Selkirks. On sunny days we move topside to vast alpine bowls rivaled by few catskiing operations or resorts anywhere.
Valhalla guests typically clock 7 to 13 runs a day, or 13,000 to 18,000 ft of vertical. Runs vary from 1200 – 3000 ft, taking advantage of the best snow and fun factor available on the mountain each day. The ride between runs allows you just enough time to share stories of the awesome turns you just had, while snacking on Carolyn’s delectible homemade delights!
We run two snowcats in our 21,500 acres of terrain ( twice the size of Whistler Blackhomb combined!) each carrying 12 guests and 2 guides. Regardless of weather, the snowcats allow us to ride limitless fresh lines all day – everyday.
We are a full service creative production studio. We create websites, e-commerce solutions, digital content, short form video, photography and marketing collateral that engages, enlightens and inspires.
Our team provides you a creative digital content production service from concept to completion!
Hi, I’m Bobbi Barbarich!
I’m an award-winning photographer from Nelson BC. I create brand-specific, engaging images for businesses who value authentic connection with their clients. I’m an event photographer for organizations who want to share the real feelings of their event.
Why do you need commercial photography tailored to your business?
- People connect with photos that are authentic to people behind the brand.
- Potential clients immediately see that your business is different from the others.
- Clients choose a business when they feel a personal connection to the people who work there and understand what they do.
- High quality photography attracts people to your website and social media.
Explore a wild but fragile underground world sculpted by glacier fed waters located in the Selkirk Mountains above Ainsworth Hot Springs and Kootenay Lake in beautiful British Columbia.
Cody Caves Provincial Park was re-established in June of 2013. Since then Cody Cave Tours Owner / Operator Lee Hollis and his professional guiding team have been escorting hundreds of individuals and families through a fascinating journey of this fragile underworld. Cody Cave Tours operates year round offering a variety of tour packages that will appeal to all adventurous types. For children age 5 and up to adults who enjoy a much more strenuous and physical adventure, there is a tour just for you. Reservations are required. Please call or visit our website at codycavetours.com
Incorporated in 2009, Collabo helps small and medium sized companies grow their business online. Specializing in internet marketing (SEO, PPC, Social Media) and website design/development, Collabo provides innovative and cost effective solutions for your business. Start attracting more customers to your website and grow your business online with Collabo.co.
Collabo is the Kootenays’ premier internet marketing and website design agency. With over 100 professional projects completed in a timely, cost effective manner, we have the experience and track record you need to complete your next project. Contact us for your free development and/or internet marketing quote.
We work and hire locally, right here in the Kootenays!
For 30 years, Davidson Communications and Media has provided award-winning print, broadcast and digital journalism and content development. DCM provides its clients with full services in voice-over and scripting, ad design, communications, marketing and earned media strategies, branding and sales consulting for partners throughout the public and private sector.
Digitalis Web Build Co is a leading web design & development agency on Baker Street in downtown Nelson, BC. Are you ready to take your digital presence to the next level? Our team of experts is eager to learn more about your business and discuss how we can help you achieve your online goals. Looking to refresh your existing website, optimize for better user experience, or launch a new online venture? At Digitalis, we build beautiful, functional, and intuitive websites that elevate brands and drive results. Contact Digitalis today to schedule a free consultation!”
Doll Divine is an online fashion games portal, started in 2002. Popular with a younger, female demographic, it features free games and apps created exclusively and by others. The site also features avatar makers, character creators, and dress up games.
Empty Cup Media delivers filmmaking, photography and education to businesses, government, schools and non-profits. Our videography specialties are in business marketing, event coverage, short documentaries and TV content. Our photography strengths are people & products, fashion, and light paintings. And we offer our own photography and videography workshops to businesses to help make stronger content themselves.
Our work can be found at emptycupmedia.ca
Escape to Africa Safaris leads small and intimate eco-tours hosted by a native Zimbabwean guide with a background in conservation, who focuses on wildlife, and cultural heritage. Guests experience wild Africa and learn about the plight of many endangered species that live within the savannah and woodlands. Luxury tented camps and lodges accommodate the tour in addition to traveling via bush plane, land cruiser and riverboat. The delicate balance of human interaction with nature is placing the most importance on respecting wildlife and viewing species when they allow us to share their space and daily routines.
“Escape to Africa Safaris strives to provide its guests with exceptional experiences and courteous service
embracing the use of professional conduct and morals while respecting nature”
At Escape to Africa Safaris we envision the immersion of individuals into Africa’s natural surroundings that make up vast and integral eco-systems that support some of the most unique species on the planet. Through beautiful and raw interactions and education, we hope that these experiences will help to raise awareness about the plight of endangered species.
It is our intention to open your eyes to an intriguing and stunning continent through authentic experiences in small groups that leave less of a footprint on our natural surroundings. Our commitment to safety and the use of professional partners allows you to rest assure that you can be awe inspired and full of spirit as you engage in adventure and passion for nature. Through thoughtful planning lead by integrity and ethics we truly devote ourselves to making sure your African safari is one of which will grace you a lifelong stream of memories and impact.
EZ Rock is home of long sets of “Today’s Best Variety” with the biggest songs from the 80’s right through to today’s BIGGEST hits by favourite artists like Adele, Madonna, Elton John, Michael Jackson to Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars. Our listeners come to us to be energized throughout the workday and to keep informed and entertained during their busy lives. While EZ Rock prides itself for playing the most music, we also have a long standing tradition of supporting our communities. FM 106.9 Nelson FM 93.5 New Denver/Silverton FM 103.1 Nakusp FM 101.9 Kootenay Lake FM 95.3 Kaslo Proud to be part of our Community since 1939 for your local news, sports, weather, events, contests and community involvement. Keep it locked on EZ Rock as we take our commitment to Nelson to the next level!
We strive to create clean, user-friendly designs on both the web and in print. We believe that
well-presented content supported by outstanding imagery is a great marriage. Over the past 18
years, our skill set has grown beyond only web design, to include photography, aerial imagery,
video production, print design, branding, and content procurement for social media. We have
a proven track record of building sites and empowering clients with clean, vibrant, and human
centric design. We love building lasting relationships and supporting our clients as they grow
We provide the entire safari experience.
Jackson’s African Safaris works directly with all the best operators, camps, stakeholders & guides to create safari experiences of a lifetime.
Benefit from our life long passion for Africa!
Your One Stop Adventure Shop for:
Kayak tours, rentals and lessons
SUP lessons, rentals and sales
Outdoor apparel, paddle / hiking gear, accessories and so much more…
Owned and operated by Kathryn Gardner, KDG Photography’s mission is to help small business owners, entrepreneurs and artists leverage the Kootenay lifestyle by supporting them in building a successful business.
Kathryn creates professionally crafted photographs that tell your story, showcase your products and services, and helps you connect with your clients. Photographic sessions are available at KDG Photography Studio located in downtown Nelson, BC or on location.
Services offered include:
- Assessment of Current Marketing Imagery
- Business Portraits & Headshots
- Sales & Portfolio Images
- The Visual Story
- Social Media Imagery
The Freedom of Flight! No wings required. From high up in the forest canopy, experience a bird’s eye view of the stunning natural environment as you soar above Kokanee Creek canyon on six awe-inspiring ziplines. It’s the only outdoor adventure that’ll leave you breathless without breaking a sweat.
Located 20 minutes outside of Nelson, BC. Experience our fully guided 2-2.5 hour tour with six ziplines! No age restriction but a weight restriction of minimum 50lbs- maximum 265lbs. Fun for the whole family! Pre-booking is highly recommended to ensure your spot! Open May-October.
Koocanusa Publications Inc., based in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada, publishes niche-interest magazines, accompanying websites and three BetterBook PhoneBooks.
What sets our publications apart is our efforts to talk to real people about what excites them in whatever endeavour they may be a part of. Sharing these stories brings to life the places, projects and events we profile.
20 years ago, Kootenay Co-op Radio was a sparkle in the eyes of locals who felt the Kootenays needed a community radio station that expresses the unique spirit of the area. Since that time, we’ve built a radio station that broadcasts to communities throughout the West Kootenay and reaches even more listeners through internet streaming.
Member-owned and operated Kootenay Coop radio (CJLY) has served up eclectic music programming and spoken word shows exploring local issues, opinions, and events happening in our community. With almost 100 hours of original programming created by our passionate team of volunteer hosts each week, KCR is the destination for listeners who want an authentic Kootenay experience in French and English.
Reset, renew, rejuvenate. Kootenay EcoRetreats & Adventures offers summer and winter retreats. Our all inclusive retreats include gourmet meals, local transportation and activities and are based out of the off grid, solar powered eco centre ‘White Pines Dojo’ in Slocan, B.C. Canada. Let us take care of you, while you relax and enjoy the pristine beauty of the area. In winter join us on our Powder Highway Adventure featuring trips to three of eight legendary ski resorts on the West Kootenay Side of the Powder Highway. All you have to do is show up and we will get you to where some of the best powder in the world is waiting. Plan your summer retreats in Yoga and Health & Nature with combined outdoor activities; paddleboarding, kayaking, waterfall tours and other adventures.
Located on the shores of Kootenay Lake at the Nelson Airport, Kootenay Lake Aviation is open all year for your aviation needs. We offer sightseeing tours, flight training, and air charters. Join us on a tour and enjoy the breathtaking landscape. Our high wing aircraft are perfect to enjoy the spectacular views from above. Interested in learning to fly? Start with an introductory flight and go “hands on” to see what flying is all about. We offer private and commercial pilot training. Need to get somewhere? Fly on your own schedule to destinations throughout BC and Alberta. We offer private charter flights with our 3 passenger aircraft.
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Lardeau River Adventures provides expedition-style day trips in the heart of the Kootenay Rockies. Nestled between the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains, 90 minutes north of Nelson, the Lardeau River features numerous class 2 rapids, serene pools, mountain vistas and abundant wildlife. With over 20 years of commercial rafting behind us, your enjoyment and safety are our number one priority. Join us and discover why we are the Kootenay Rockies Premier Adventure!