This week’s featured BC Instagrammer, @eleventara, is all about exploring the Kootenay Rockies region of BC. Check out some of her favourite shots below!
Pulpit rock is a popular hike in Nelson year round. The trail is accessible from the North Shore. In under an hour we found a great bird’s eye view of the western arm of Kootenay Lake.
A wet and cold slog up Sharp Creek trail in Valhalla Park. We were at that awkward point where the snow wasn’t deep enough to start split boarding, but yet just deep enough to soak our socks.
There are some amazing rock climbing routes in Castlegar at the Waterline Crags. The snow had finally melted and a few hot days in March meant we could dust off the cobwebs.
Driving to Nelson from Castlegar during a sunset. This lone peak is just off Highway 3A by the Brilliant Dam.
A calm spring day on Slocan Lake in Valhalla Provincial Park just outside of New Denver.
Nelson has some awesome inner city climbing. Right along Government Road is Squatters Crag. This is a view from the top of the crag facing Kootenay Lake.
Born and raised in BC, Tara has found that the best vacations are only a short drive away. In the summer she kayak guides around northern Vancouver Island and plays in the snow in the Kootenays and Squamish in winter. Rough life isn’t it?