What IS the Kootenay Lifestyle? Part 6b – The “What to do in the Summer on Land Edition” continued

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As promised, here is Part 2 of What to do in the summer (spring or fall) on land.

This week, let’s explore biking, golfing, and a variety of other fun things to do.

A Mountain Biker’s Paradise

I’ll try to keep this section a little shorter because many of the same trails used for hiking (last week’s post), can also be used for biking.  There are a few additions of note, from the gentle to the gnarly:

Cranbrook/Kimberley Area

Those more comfortable on the road can enjoy North Star Rails to Trails.

 

Fernie Area

Though there isn’t typically a lot of road biking in Fernie, The Fernie City Trail in Annex Park provides 15km of family-friendly trails.

 

Creston Area:  

For those looking for a more leisurely bike ride, check out the Millennium Trail, Library Loop, and Steve’s Ride on Creston.ca.

 

Invermere Area:

Those more comfortable on the road can enjoy the Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail.

 

Golden Area:

Road bikers rejoice, Confluence Park and the Rotary Trail provide level, graded community-built trails.

Golfing Galore

If you aren’t dazzled already by all there is to do in the summer (well, spring/summer/fall, actually), how about some of the most beautiful and challenging 18-hole championship golf courses? (Don’t worry, there are some less challenging ones too)

Cranbrook/Kimberley Area:

Fernie Area:

Creston Area:

Invermere Area:

Golden Area:

 

A Bit of This…A Bit of That.

Cranbrook/Kimberley Area: 

A skateboarder in LA, California rides at a skatepark, attempting an assortment of flip tricks and grinds. Youth culture and skill in extreme sports.

Learn more about our backcountry through guided ATV rides by the Kootenay Rockies ATV Club and Backroads Adventures.

Fernie Area:

Creston Area:

Get to know the Creston Valley better by going on a tour with Crest0n Valley Tour Company.

Invermere Area:

Take part in rock climbing, mountaineering, and scrambling with East Kootenay Mountain Guides, or go hiking or backpacking with Playwest Mountain Experience.

Golden Area:

BC Mountain Guides and Mountain Services, Flow Guiding Services, and All Aspects Alpine can help make your hiking adventures memorable (and safe).

 

As long as these last two posts have been, I feel like we’ve only scratched the surface of outdoor adventures available in the East Kootenay. I didn’t even get to camping or hunting which are popular activities in our region and which could be whole blogs themselves. The Kootenay Lifestyle includes exploring, so who knows what else you’ll discover.