adventure tourism

Get Schooled Outdoors: Programs Offer Hands-On Learning for Careers Outside

Rock climbing, mountaineering, and ski touring for college credit? Yup! There are classes for these and more in the Mountain Adventure Skills Training (MAST) program at College of the Rockies, in Fernie, British Columbia. This nine-month program teaches students how to become an adventure tourism professional and offers certification in swiftwater rescue, wilderness first responder, …

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Rustic Luxury at Logden Lodge

Twenty minutes south of Nelson, B.C., just outside the zero-stoplight community of Ymir, Paul Hulshoff and partner Annelies Ellerman have built Logden Lodge, one of the few vehicle-accessible luxury lodges in the Kootenays. The handful of private cabins bring hand-crafted European style to the Kootenays, but even more importantly, they bring winter adventurers within easy reach of classic Powder Highway locales.

Winter Adventures in British Columbia

Traveling north of the border for skiing, snowboarding, hot springs soaking, snowshoeing, or other winter adventures is incredibly easy and worth every kilometer of extra driving. One of the best yet often under-appreciated things about living in Spokane and North Idaho, in fact, is the proximity to interior British Columbia. This lightly-populated, vast expanse of wild mountains, valleys, lakes, and rivers; enchanting yet authentic mountain towns; and destination-worthy resorts, parks, and trails is a wonderland right next door.

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