7104 1st Ave.

Box 115


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Welcome to the International Selkirk Loop

 The 450 kilometres scenic journey that takes you to some of the most remote,uncrowded and truly spectacular regions in Northeastern Washington,Northern Idaho, and Southeastern British Columbia Featuring wild, scenic splendour and small yet vibrant friendly towns, the International Selkirk Loop

offers an experience to be cherished for years to come.  

The memories of the superb, snowy wilderness in winter, and of the multicoloured wildflowers and laughing waterfalls in the summer, will make you raise your glass as you relax in the comfortable environment of the Hotel Ymir at the end of the great day.

  Explore the beautiful West Kootenays with a leisurely drive around Kootenay Lake and Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park.  Drive along the scenic mountain roads and discover the friendly communities from Nelson through New Denver to Kaslo.  Then continue along the shores of Kootenay Lake to Balfour and enjoy the magnificent views from the world's longest free ferry ride.  Once you arrive in Kootenay Bay, meander beside the lake to Creston, and over the Kootenay Pass(at 1535 m, it is the highest pass in Canada) through Salmo, and back to beautiful Ymir.