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Geotour guide for the West Kootenay: general information

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Geotour guide for the West Kootenay

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  • Type of destination: Byways
  • Location of destination: Canada - British Columbia
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This geotour guide leads you through the following West Kootenay sites:
Site 1: Historic downtown Nelson – rich mining heritage.
Site 2: Gyro Park viewpoint of Nelson – Nelson’s big picture and rock foundations.
Site 2a: Pulpit Rock viewpoint of Nelson – Nelson’s really big picture.
Site 3: Kokanee Creek Provincial Park – where mountain stream meets lake.
Site 4: Kootenay Lake ferry – why is there a big lake here? And a tectonic suture line.
Site 5: Riondel – a famous former silver ...
This geotour guide leads you through the following West Kootenay sites:
Site 1: Historic downtown Nelson – rich mining heritage.
Site 2: Gyro Park viewpoint of Nelson – Nelson’s big picture and rock foundations.
Site 2a: Pulpit Rock viewpoint of Nelson – Nelson’s really big picture.
Site 3: Kokanee Creek Provincial Park – where mountain stream meets lake.
Site 4: Kootenay Lake ferry – why is there a big lake here? And a tectonic suture line.
Site 5: Riondel – a famous former silver mine with gushing
hot waters.
Site 6: Crawford Bay dolomite mine – a good neighbour mine ... and another limestone story.
Site 7: Ainsworth Hot Springs – deep Earth heat and plumbing.
Site 8: Cody Caves Provincial Park – dissolving limestone and subterranean worlds.
Site 9: Sandon ghost town – billion dollar boomtown and the Silvery Slocan silver rush.
Site 10: Idaho Peak Lookout – a stunning view of lake and mountain.
Site 11: New Denver-Silverton – twin towns, silver mining
heritage, and beach geology.
Site 12: MAX molybdenum mine, Trout Lake – a brand new mine.
Site 13: Kootenay River hydropower – powering the Kootenays because of an ancient diversion.
Site 14: Castlegar Lookout – a terrace town on a giant river.
Site 15: Trail smelter viewpoint and interpretive centre – industrial giant and story of environmental recovery. More information about the city of Trail on the Wikipedia website.
Site 16: Le Roi gold mine, Rossland – going underground into a historic mine.
Site 17: Downtown Salmo – stone murals of 540 million year old rock.
This geotour guide leads you through the following West Kootenay sites:
Site 1: Historic downtown Nelson – rich mining heritage.
Site 2: Gyro Park viewpoint of Nelson – Nelson’s big picture and rock foundations.
Site 2a: Pulpit Rock viewpoint of Nelson – Nelson’s really big picture.
Site 3: Kokanee Creek Provincial Park – where mountain stream meets lake.
Site 4: Kootenay Lake ferry – why is there a big lake here? And a tectonic suture line.
Site 5: Riondel – a famous former silver ...

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32 Other parks or sites within 200km (125mi):

Kokanee CreekProvincial Park - British Columbia - 30km (20mi)
Rossland Mining MuseumPoints of Interest - British Columbia - 47km (30mi)
ValhallaProvincial Park - British Columbia - 48km (31mi)
Nikkei Internment Memorial CentreNational Historic Site - British Columbia - 61km (39mi)
Sandon Historical Society Museum and Visitor's CentrePoints of Interest - British Columbia - 62km (39mi)
SS MoyieNational Historic Site - British Columbia - 66km (42mi)
International Selkirk LoopByways - Washington - 73km (46mi)
Kimberley's Underground Mining RailwayLandmark - British Columbia - 110km (70mi)
Canadian Rockies International AirportAirport - British Columbia - 123km (77mi)
Geotour Guide for the East KootenayByways - British Columbia - 123km (78mi)
Fort SteeleNational Historic Site - British Columbia - 134km (84mi)
Wild Horse RiverHistoric and Heritage Site - British Columbia - 137km (87mi)
International Selkirk LoopByways - Idaho - 144km (91mi)
Kootenay Trout HatcheryPoints of Interest - British Columbia - 145km (91mi)
Kelowna International AirportAirport - British Columbia - 149km (94mi)
Osoyoos DesertPoints of Interest - British Columbia - 152km (96mi)
Okanagan MountainProvincial Park - British Columbia - 155km (98mi)
Kootenae HouseNational Historic Site - British Columbia - 158km (99mi)
Okanagan Valley Wine RoutesByways - British Columbia - 159km (100mi)
Lake RooseveltNational Recreation Area - Washington - 159km (100mi)
Davison Orchards Country VillagePoints of Interest - British Columbia - 160km (101mi)
Historic O'Keefe RanchHistoric and Heritage Site - British Columbia - 165km (104mi)
Keremeos Grist MillNational Historic Site - British Columbia - 172km (108mi)
Red BridgePoints of Interest - British Columbia - 177km (111mi)
Mount RevelstokeNational Park - British Columbia - 183km (115mi)
Revelstoke DamPoints of Interest - British Columbia - 186km (117mi)
Omak StampedePoints of Interest - Washington - 188km (118mi)
R.J. Haney Heritage Village and MuseumHistoric and Heritage Site - British Columbia - 188km (119mi)
Snaza'ist Discovery CentrePoints of Interest - British Columbia - 189km (119mi)
Titan: the biggest truck in the worldPoints of Interest - British Columbia - 189km (119mi)
Similkameen ValleyHistoric and Heritage Site - British Columbia - 195km (123mi)
KootenayNational Park - British Columbia - 197km (124mi)

99 Other parks or sites between 200km (125mi) and 400km (250mi):

Spokane International AirportAirport - Washington - 201km (127mi)
Rogers PassNational Historic Site - British Columbia - 204km (128mi)
GlacierNational Park - British Columbia - 205km (129mi)
Kettle Valley Steam RailwayHistoric and Heritage Site - British Columbia - 206km (130mi)
ColemanNational Historic Site - Alberta - 215km (135mi)
Frank SlidePoints of Interest - Alberta - 222km (140mi)
Natural BridgePoints of Interest - British Columbia - 226km (142mi)
BC Wildlife Park KamloopsZoos and Aquariums - British Columbia - 230km (144mi)
YohoNational Park - British Columbia - 230km (145mi)
Trans-Canada HighwayPoints of Interest - Alberta - 230km (145mi)
Bow Valley ParkwayPoints of Interest - Alberta - 231km (145mi)
Kicking Horse PassNational Historic Site - British Columbia - 232km (146mi)
Emerald LakePoints of Interest - British Columbia - 232km (146mi)
Lake O'HaraPoints of Interest - British Columbia - 232km (146mi)
Sulphur Mountain Cosmic Ray StationNational Historic Site - Alberta - 233km (147mi)
PasaytenWilderness - Washington - 233km (147mi)
Cave and BasinNational Historic Site - Alberta - 234km (147mi)
Banff Park MuseumNational Historic Site - Alberta - 235km (148mi)
BanffNational Park - Alberta - 236km (148mi)
Sherbrooke Lake - Paget LookoutPoints of Interest - British Columbia - 236km (148mi)
Fairmont Chateau Lake LouisePoints of Interest - Alberta - 237km (149mi)
Takakkaw FallsPoints of Interest - British Columbia - 239km (150mi)
Twin Falls Tea HouseNational Historic Site - British Columbia - 241km (152mi)
Secwepemc Museum and Heritage ParkPoints of Interest - British Columbia - 244km (153mi)
Kamloops Museum & ArchivesPoints of Interest - British Columbia - 246km (155mi)
Skoki Ski LodgeNational Historic Site - Alberta - 246km (155mi)
RiversidePark - British Columbia - 247km (155mi)
ManningProvincial Park - British Columbia - 248km (156mi)
Westsyde Centennial ParkPark - British Columbia - 252km (158mi)
Bar U RanchNational Historic Site - Alberta - 254km (160mi)
First Oil Well in Western CanadaNational Historic Site - Alberta - 257km (161mi)
Lac du Bois GrasslandsProtected Area - British Columbia - 259km (163mi)
Lake ChelanNational Recreation Area - Washington - 260km (163mi)
CascadeRecreation Area - British Columbia - 261km (164mi)
Waterton LakesNational Park - Alberta - 262km (164mi)
Prince of Wales HotelNational Historic Site - Alberta - 262km (165mi)
Geotour guide for KamloopsByways - British Columbia - 267km (168mi)
Ross LakeNational Recreation Area - Washington - 274km (172mi)
Skagit ValleyProvincial Park - British Columbia - 275km (173mi)
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo JumpNational Historic Site - Alberta - 277km (174mi)
Highland Valley Copper MinePoints of Interest - British Columbia - 279km (175mi)
Bomber Command Museum of CanadaPoints of Interest - Alberta - 283km (178mi)
Canadian Grain ElevatorLandmark - Alberta - 283km (178mi)
Coquihalla CanyonProvincial Park - British Columbia - 285km (179mi)
Howse PassNational Historic Site - Alberta - 286km (180mi)
Historic YaleNational Historic Site - British Columbia - 286km (180mi)
Hells GatePoints of Interest - British Columbia - 289km (182mi)
GlacierNational Park - Montana - 290km (182mi)
Walhachin BridgePoints of Interest - British Columbia - 294km (184mi)
Fort MacleodNational Historic Site - Alberta - 294km (185mi)
Canada OlympicPark - Alberta - 295km (185mi)
Lougheed House 'Beaulieu'National Historic Site - Alberta - 300km (188mi)
Calgary TowerPoints of Interest - Alberta - 301km (189mi)
StampedePark - Alberta - 301km (189mi)
Olympic PlazaPark - Alberta - 301km (189mi)
Fort CalgaryNational Historic Site - Alberta - 302km (189mi)
Little Hells GateRegional Park - British Columbia - 306km (192mi)
North CascadesNational Park - Washington - 309km (194mi)
Calgary International AirportAirport - Alberta - 309km (194mi)
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Historic Hat Creek RanchNational Historic Site - British Columbia - 323km (203mi)
Kilby Historic SiteNational Historic Site - British Columbia - 326km (204mi)
Wells GrayProvincial Park - British Columbia - 330km (207mi)
Fort Whoop-UpNational Historic Site - Alberta - 334km (209mi)
North American Indian Days Celebration GroundsPoints of Interest - Montana - 338km (212mi)
Museum of the Plains IndianPoints of Interest - Montana - 339km (213mi)
Green LakeProvincial Park - British Columbia - 343km (215mi)
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St. Mary the VirginPoints of Interest - British Columbia - 348km (218mi)
Hangman's Tree ParkPark - British Columbia - 348km (218mi)
Coast Mountain Circle RouteByways - British Columbia - 348km (218mi)
Xá:ytemNational Historic Site - British Columbia - 348km (218mi)
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Birds Of Prey CentrePoints of Interest - Alberta - 350km (220mi)
NordeggNational Historic Site - Alberta - 351km (220mi)
Mile Houses of the Cariboo RoadPoints of Interest - British Columbia - 354km (222mi)
Power House at Stave FallsNational Historic Site - British Columbia - 355km (222mi)
83 Mile HouseHistoric and Heritage Site - British Columbia - 356km (223mi)
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Village of StirlingNational Historic Site - Alberta - 358km (224mi)
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Blackfoot CrossingNational Historic Site - Alberta - 362km (227mi)
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Centennial ParkPark - British Columbia - 364km (228mi)
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Rocky Mountain HouseNational Historic Site - Alberta - 368km (231mi)
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Jasper Park Information CentreNational Historic Site - Alberta - 385km (241mi)
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