Living in the Kootenay region, October brings the local's favourite season; smokie roasts, firewood fetching, afternoon bike rides and warm fires. All under the watchful eyes of Larix occcidentalis, more commonly known as western larch. Kimberley is overflowing with this wonderful, hardest-of-the-softwood, species. Equally prized for it's British Thermal Units (BTUs) as well as it's transitional beauty.
Having been self-employed in tourism in western Canada for nearly twenty years, I've paid close attention to innovative product marketing such as the storm watching experience crafted by the Wickaninnish Inn near Tofino, BC. Heck, I even stayed there one November to experience the power of the storms smashing the left coast. I've enjoyed Larch Valley and Sentinel Pass in Banff National Park along with hundreds of other hikers.
And here's what I can say...escape the crowds and come join us in the peaceful, east Kootenay region, the home of the endless-summer. Destination BC recently released the best places list to view the turning of the larch and the number one place - Kimberley, BC. You can read that article here.
Kimberley has experienced a warm late summer and start of autumn that has our decidious trees, waltzing the slow-dance of losing their leaves...and needles in the case of our local larch (AKA Tamarack to many of our western visitors). From my dozen years of living in Kimberley, I would expect are larch viewing window to run from the upcoming Thanksgiving window to the end of October.
Consider experiencing fall and the magnificent larch walks around Kimberley this October yet. Incidently enough, Simply Kimberley has on-hill availability in our condos and even our chalet complete with wood-burning fireplace and the impressive old-growth larch post that is features prominent - see our properties here.
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