When people imagine Canada, many envision the Kootenay Rockies region of British Columbia. It’s a pristine landscape of snow-capped mountains, alpine meadows, hot springs and old-growth forests. It’s also home to thriving resorts, historic towns, artistic neighbourhoods and resource-based communities that are quintessentially Canadian. This is the destination for outdoor enthusiasts escaping the city, families and retirees seeking friendly and safe communities, and investors coveting some of the most unspoiled real estate in Canada.
The Kootenays comprise a four-season outdoor playground of rivers, lakes, mineral hot springs, alpine meadows and majestic mountains.
In the winter, this mountainous region offers some of the continent's finest powder skiing, heli-skiing, cat skiing and snowboarding. More than half of British Columbia's major ski resorts, including Revelstoke Mountain Resort , are located here. Champagne powder is plentiful, and the terrain is dominated by soaring, pointed mountain ranges, including the Monashees, Purcells, Selkirks, and Rockies. In the summer, the Kootenays transform into one of Canada’s pre-eminent destinations for golfing, mountain biking, fishing and boating.
While the nature-rife terrain of the Kootenays draws tourists the world over, it's also home to historic towns, artist havens and the most exciting real estate opportunities in North America. Buyers of Nelson real estate, for example, encompass a balanced mixture of those seeking tranquility and activity in the great outdoors.
Whether you are seeking a ski condo or slope-side estate lot, a lake-front acreage or luxury vacation home, our local real estate experts will help you find a home that complements your unique life stage and enhances your lifestyle.