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Imagine life in the Kootenays
If the truth be told...you probably have imagined just that

Mountains and lakes surround the Southeastern corner of BC known as the Kootenay region. You may have heard about it from the lucky ones who have visited. Some of them passed through on their search for the perfect balance of work, life, recreation and opportunities and never left.

What this means is that the region is full of people just like you. They made the decision to locate in safe neighbourhoods with great schools, surrounded by unrivalled natural beauty and limitless outdoor activities.

The Kootenay region is home to many communities, some high in the mountains, some alongside beautiful lakes or rivers, others on fertile agricultural land. All of them unique.

Take a look at some of the places you could live via the links below and imagine your better life in the Kootenays.

We think you will fit right in.

  • Nakusp and area
    Nestled on the shore of Upper Arrow Lake, beautiful Nakusp, B.C. is the Kootenay’s hidden gem. This vibrant community of 1,500 is the bustling hub that also serves the 1,700 people living in the surrounding communities of Edgewood, Fauquier, Burton, West and East Arrow Park, and Summit Lake. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM8Y_08gwX0[/embed] Professional services and an attractive...
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  • Revelstoke
    Revelstoke and Area, with an estimated population of 8,125 has built a reputation for community living in a spectacular and historic mountain setting. The community is rich in natural environmental beauty and offers many opportunities for new and expanding businesses. If lifestyle is your key to happiness, then Revelstoke is the place for...
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  • Elk Valley
    Following the course of the Elk River in the southern Canadian Rocky Mountains, the Elk Valley region is made up of the communities of Elkford, Sparwood, Hosmer, Fernie and Elko, as well as the Tobacco Plains Indian Band. This valley is an economic engine for the province of BC. Home to five metallurgical coal mines and two junior mines on the uptick, the resource based economy is healthy....
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  • Columbia Valley
    From Canal Flats to Spillimacheen including the First Nations communities of Shuswap and Akisknuk, the beautiful Columbia Valley lies within “The Valley of a Thousand Peaks”, located between the Rocky Mountains and the Purcell Mountain Range in British Columbia’s Kootenay-Rockies region. The region is home to several diverse communities, including the municipalities District of Invermere,...
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  • Boundary Country
    Boundary Country is centrally located in the southern interior of the Thompson-Okanagan Region of British Columbia where the 49th parallel marks the boundary between Canada and the United States. Tranquil, lush and timeless, this beautiful country provides panoramic views of forested mountains and lush, fertile valleys. Weaving through this dramatic landscape is the Kettle River...
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  • Trail, Rossland & Area
    Trail, Rossland & Area – where industry & lifestyle meet! Spectacular setting? Check. Storied history? Check. Great local services? Check. Incredible outdoor recreation? Check. Affordable? Check. Our communities have your lifestyle needs met. But what sets this area apart? Trail, Rossland and Area is where industry and lifestyle meet. Whether it’s finding the...
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  • Creston Valley Kootenay Lake
    The Creston Valley Kootenay Lake area, from the hamlet of Yahk-Kingsgate through to the Creston Valley and along the east shore of Kootenay Lake to the Kootenay Bay Ferry, isn't just a roadway connection from the coast of the west to the prairies of the east. The Route, tucked between the Purcells and Selkirks in the West Kootenays of British Columbia, calls for a pause - connecting people to...
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  • Golden
    Golden is a place where you will find the words authentic and community perfectly describe what people are discovering to be the quiet lure of a town rich in economic diversity and history, combined with an unassuming family culture of compassion, volunteerism, and a respect for community identity. Here you will find the word...
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  • Nelson
    Nelson has an unusual abundance of big city cosmopolitan amenities, coupled with an authentic small-town charm. Nelson has a growing population of 10,600; with Greater Nelson encompassing 18,000 and a trading area near 70,000. We invite you to come and discover the advantages of doing business in Nelson.  We are sure you’ll find that Nelson is a great place to visit…but an even better...
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  • Castlegar
    With a population of over 14,000, Castlegar and RDCK Area’s I and J are located within the Selkirk Mountain Range at the confluence of the mighty Columbia and Kootenay Rivers. According to BC Stats, the area is projected to be the fastest growing community in the Kootenays in the next 20 years. The area is the West Kootenay’s commercial service centre, including the West Kootenay Regional...
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I moved to the West Kootenay after falling in love with the region on a camping trip. I was able to find a great job at the Kootenay Savings Credit Union, where I really get to see the results of my work. I love the diversity of the communities here and all the different outdoor activities we get to enjoy. It has the strong sense of community that you get outside of urban areas, but with all the modern technology and amenities you need to keep you connected.

– David Hartman
“From affordable housing to exciting outdoor activities, it's time to discover all the reasons your family is going to love living in the Kootenays.”
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