Dominated by mountains and water, the Kootenays region of British Columbia is cradled by the Monashee Mountains to the west, and the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains to the east. Between these ranges are the enormous Arrow and Kootenay Lakes, and the major wilderness parks of Valhalla and Kokanee Glacier. In the BC Rockies, the route from Creston to Crowsnest Pass is a motherlode of serious adventure. The British Columbia/Alberta border parks – Height of the Rockies Park, Elk Lakes Provincial Park, and Akamina-Kishinena Recreation Area – present some truly extraordinary landscapes to explore. The combination of wild whitewater, spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery and abundant wildlife makes rafting and kayaking the Kicking Horse River a thrilling adventure of a lifetime.

Fly Fishing in the Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia, Canada