Kootenay Plains

A very special area, the Kootenay Plains have been designated an Ecological Reserve even though hunting continues unabated in the area around it… This arid grassland was known to and used by various native tribes for travel, hunting / gathering, spiritual ceremonies and more – it is actually named after the Kootenay Indians who used to live here before they were driven out by the Peigan 200 years ago.

With its own microclimate which extends all the way to Aurum Lodge, the semi-arid plains rich in flora and fauna are ideal for winter hiking.