are three mountain ranges which separate Kootenay
Country from the rest of Canada. They are the Purcells, which
is the easternmost range, the Selkirks which is a range within a
range, and the Monashees to the west.
are nestled into pockets of land separated by stunning mountains
and beautiful lakes and rivers. During the late 1880's this area
produced almost all of Canada's silver, gold and lead. Although
mining is nearly a distant memory in this region the Kootenays now
flourish with tourism and small cottage industries.
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