Kokanee Mountain Stoked for 3rd Season of Ziplining in BC

March 15, 2017
Early-season ziplining in BC gives guests a chance to see snow-packed mountains before they melt.

Early-season ziplining in BC gives guests a chance to see snow-packed mountains before they melt.

We’re about to embark on our third season of ziplining in BC, and we at Kokanee Mountain can hardly contain ourselves. In that short span, we’ve established our tour company as one of the top things to do in Nelson and we’re inviting you to come and see what the buzz is about.

Weather permitting, we intend to begin offering zipline tours: 

  • On weekends, starting on Saturday, May 6
  • Seven days a week, starting Saturday, May 20 (May long weekend)


The Unofficial Start to Camping Season in BC

For many outdoorsy people, the May long weekend signals the start of camping season. In fact, that’s when many local campgrounds open the full extent of their services and facilities to guests. 

If you’re brave enough to bundle up in a sleeping bag for a chilly, early-season camping session, you’ve certainly got what it takes to tackle our zipline course. Kokanee Creek Provincial Park happens to be conveniently located a few minutes away from the Kokanaee Mountain Zipline course. It’s hard to think of a better way to punctuate a fun weekend outing than with an adrenaline zipline adventure!


Early-Season Ziplining in BC

Soaring across Kokanee Creek on a zipline is a treat any time of year. But when you take an early-season tour, you're bound to notice a few differences:

  • Majestic views of snow-packed mountains
  • Powerful sound of Kokanee Creek swollen by spring runoff
  • Fresh, green flora coming to life 

The sensation you get when you’re standing on the ziplining platforms is impressive. All you hear is the turbulent waters raging down below.

Our guests typically have about a three-to-four-week window where they can enjoy these sensations. By mid-June, the white, frothy waters of the creek begin to subside, just as the snow pack begins to melt away.


Dress for Success

One thing to remember about ziplining at Kokanee Mountain is that the temperatures here are, on average, about four degrees cooler than in Nelson. As such, it’s important to dress appropriately for spring conditions. This includes:

  • No open-toed footwear
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Dress in layers
  • Bring a water- and wind-resistant outer shell

It also wouldn’t hurt to bring a spare change of clothes, just in case the weather takes a turn for the worse.


To further prepare for our zipline tours, read: What to Expect from Your Ziplining Adventure in the Kootenay Mountains.


To book some of the best ziplining in BC, call Kokanee Mountain Zipline on 1-844-764-4484. Our fun-filled course and stunning views are sure to leave a lasting impression.