Kootenays is a large region in , . This area begins at the Alberta Border and extends west to the Monashee range of the Columbia Mountains. The area is famed for its laid-back lifestyle and endless outdoor adventure opportunities.

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The is south-eastern , . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The is a region in south-eastern , generally taken to include the valley of the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers south of to the USA border . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a small town in the portion of the Kootenays in . Photo: Fark14, Public domain.

is 's sister to Alberta's , a world heritage site, on the western side of the continental divide that separates the two provinces. Photo: HylgeriaK, CC BY-SA 3.0.


The region is an mountainous area in . Photo: JZ85, CC BY-SA 3.0.


Latitude of center
50.4° or 50° 24' north
Longitude of center
-117.29° or 117° 17' 24" west

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