Kootenay Escapes Books


The revised second printing of the Kootenay Escapes book features the same 36 spectacular destinations with over 80 NEW photographs and updated trail and access information. Enjoy the re-freshed Kootenay Escapes book.

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The Kootenay Escapes e-book digital edition PDF revised for 2020. Featuring the same 36 spectacular destinations with over 80 NEW photographs and updated trail and access information. Enjoy the re-freshed Kootenay Escapes e-book.


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 Ainsworth BC:

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Golden BC:

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Kelowna BC:

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About Kootenay Escapes Book

The founders of Mountain Art Publishing, Lucas and Ginia Jmieff, have trekked to many wilderness areas of the West Kootenay to bring you an exciting perspective of the region. The pairs' vision is to inspire readers with the natural beauty of the Kootenays of BC. Ginia and Lucas have opened the door for anyone to take a "Kootenay Escape" all the while keeping their shoes clean (by reading the book).

Kootenay Escapes takes you on a grand journey through the Kootenays most prized scenic places. Discover the pristine meadows of Drinnon Pass and Gwillim Lakes. Enjoy the views of the spectacular Mt Gimli and Mulvey Basin in Valhalla Park. Marvel at the endless rugged peaks from the summit of Mount Loki. Explore the waterfalls and moraines of MacBeth Icefield. Step into an alpine wonderland of meadows and glacier views at Monica Meadows in the Purcell Mountains. See for yourself why they call it JUMBO PASS and why it needs to be protected and left to be JUMBO WILD. Immerse yourself into the endless wildflower meadows of Frisby Ridge near Revelstoke and go for the most scenic mountain bike ride of your life. Show your friends and family the panoramic views and wildflowers of Idaho Peak. Ride the amazing mountain ridges of the Seven Summits mountain bike trail and detour and hike Old Glory to see the 360 degree vistas of the Rossland area. Take a trip to Kokanee Glacier Park and enjoy the glorious alpine basins, lakes, and trails. Getaway to the picture perfect slopes of Whitewater Winter Resort and be inspired by the gorgeous Ymir Bowl and surrounding backcountry. Enjoy 36 world-class adventure spots inside the pages of the most scenic coffee table book ever made featuring the West Kootenays. Get one for yourself, one for your friends and one for your family. It is a book enjoyable to all ages and walks of life. Take a "Kootenay Escape" in the comfort of your own home.


About Lucas and Ginia

Mountain Art Publishing is a collaboration between Lucas and Ginia Jmieff. Born and raised in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, the couple specializes in publications featuring outdoor adventure and landscape photography. Lucas is the director of photography, design and pre-press. He also moonlights as a mountain Sherpa for his camera gear and more recently his young daughter. Ginia takes the lead role in accounting, marketing and modeling, while playing a supportive role in photography and design; she also packs the food. The family of three live in Nelson, BC.

Lucas Jmieff has been photographing and exploring the West Kootenay for over 20 years. In addition to his landscape photography, Lucas also specializes in large format fine art printing to showcase his amazing imagery. His Kootenay inspired landscape art is featured internationally in homes, business, publications and websites.

Ginia Jmieff has a background in business, marketing, photography and is the owner of ErgoWellness and is a practicing Kinesiologist in Nelson, BC. Since becoming a mother in 2016, she enjoys sharing her love for the mountains and outdoors with her daughter Violet.

 Lucas, Ginia and Violet Jmieff

Lucas, Ginia and Violet Jmeiff


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