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Outdoors + New Event + Shout Outs

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Outdoors + New Event + Shout Outs

August, Don't Leave Us! Summer time, and the living is easy but... August is almost over (ahhh!) We've been doing a lot of desk work lately - juggling new Fall apparel designs, work and kids, and some fun new collaboration opportunities. Things get busy and sometimes overwhelming. One of the best cures is a little time with our divine goddess friend, Mother Nature. And there is no better place to take it in than Kootenay Lake! (Yah I know, we're biased, but can you blame us?) Here's some Kootenay and outdoor inspired eye-candy just for you. The highlight of the month was...

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A Boo-tiful Visit with a Big-Ass Bear

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A Boo-tiful Visit with a Big-Ass Bear

If you follow us on social media you'll have seen that half of team Kootz (Leah) spent the Canada Day long weekend in Golden, BC. If you're not familiar with Boo, he's a Grizzly bear that lives halfway up Kicking Horse Mountain. Our trip to Golden was a family event. With 2 energetic toddlers in tow, you can imagine that the excitement level to see a huge bear up close was pretty high. And Boo, he did not disappoint. Smarter than the average bear? Quite possibly Yogi, quite possibly! We headed up the resort hill on Canada Day morning. The clouds were...

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Yoho NP & Golden: Travel Highlights

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Yoho NP & Golden: Travel Highlights

Hey all! We hope your Summer is going well so far. Here are a few highlights from Leah's July Long family trip to Yoho and Golden, BC. Yoho National Park Yoho is such a treasure of a National Park. It's the smallest of the 4 adjoining parks (Kootenay, Jasper, and Banff) and its quaintness and general calm, compared to the often complete craziness of Banff, was perfect for a side trip from Golden. When travelling with 2 toddlers, it's nice to have a place where you can pack in a number of scenic views and hikes in a short amount of time. Yoho was great for...

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June 2018: Events and Travel

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June 2018: Events and Travel

Hi all! Summer is always a super busy time for us. We ramp up our Kootz Rootz market presence, do a lot of travelling with our families, and of course, spend as much time as we possibly can on Kootenay Lake. Here's a short re-cap of our month so far, and a few upcoming things we're excited to share with you. Accelerate Kootenays in Your Neck of the WoodsWe are super excited about our most recent collaboration with Accelerate Kootenays (@acceleratekoots). Check out our social media, and theirs, to see the custom shirts we designed for them that will be travelling all...

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