July-Aug. 2011


August 30, 2011

Rails To Trails

The East Kootenay region is known for its beautiful scenery and walking, running, biking, rollerblading, or skateboarding can be a great way to appreciate that scenery. A great trail that can be adapted for any of these non-motorized activities, as well as any age or fitness level, is the Kimberley-Cranbrook Rail to Trails recreation path.

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August 23, 2011

Canada Cup of Curling

It might still be summer, but it’s already time to start thinking about the Canada Cup of Curling!  This year it is taking place in Cranbrook from November 30th to December 4th and we are very excited to be a presenting sponsor!

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 August 16th, 2011

$183,707.96 BC Gold Winner!

Yesterday, Christmas came in August for Cranbrook's own Santa Claus!  Known for playing Santa for the local children, George (Snuffy) was surprised when his slot machine suddenly locked up and played the animation of an old prospector riding his mining chart. 

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August 15, 2011

St. Eugene Church Restoration

The St. Eugene Church, one of the few Victorian-era wooden churches left in British Columbia, is on its way to restoration!  St. Mary’s Indian Band has announced that restoration is slated to begin soon and that they hope to have it open to the public by early next year.

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August 10, 2011

2011 Western Canadian/CBCA National Championships

We are excited to be a sponsor of the 2011 Western Canadian/Canadian Border Collie Association (CBCA) National Championships!  This event will be taking place at Pine Butte Ranch (located nearby in Wycliffe) from August 25th to 28th

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August 3, 2011

Fly Fishing at St. Eugene

The St. Mary River, which flows right past St. Eugene, provides more than just great scenery, it is also considered to be one of the finest dry fly fisheries in North America.

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July 28, 2011

The History of St. Eugene

Our history is one of the things that makes St. Eugene stand apart from other resorts.  No visit is complete without visiting the Interpretive Centre and taking a walk through the Mission building to view the historical photographs.

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July 25, 2011

Electronic Blackjack

Last week was an exciting one for us at the Casino of the Rockies; we added Electronic Blackjack to our gaming floor!

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July 21, 2011

British Columbia Wine

The British Columbia wine industry dates back to 1859 when the first vineyard in British Columbia was planted at the Oblate Mission near present day Kelowna...

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July 18, 2011

Kindness in the Kootenays

At St. Eugene, we believe in community and in being good neighbours and part of that is keeping up on the activities of our neighbours.  We were very excited when we saw an innovative idea...

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July 13, 2011

Make Your Summer Sizzle At St. Eugene!

If you need to beat the heat this summer, look no further than St. Eugene!  We have great golf, fine dining, luxurious accommodations, and sizzling fun in the casino! 

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