BC Hydro Sponsors Bugaboos Teens Program 2012

We are really pleased to announce that BC Hydro's East Kootenay Donations & Sponsorship Committee has approved our application and awarded the Conrad Kain Centennial Society $1,500 to allow three youth to attend the mountaineering program in summer 2012.

This program will be based on the highly successful Bugaboos Teens Program hosted in 2011 by BC Parks (in conjunction with their 100th anniversary celebration), Canadian Mountain Holidays, and members of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, with support from the Conrad Kain Centennial Society.

Conrad Kain Site Now On Facebook!

In order to help spread the word about the CKCS, especially to young people dialed into social media, CKCS member Frank Purschwitz has set up a Facebook page for us.

You can interact with other members and the public at!/pages/Conrad-Kain-Centennial-Society/21814962.... Feel free to share that link with all your friends on Facebook.

Bugaboos Teens July 2011

Once again, a contingent of local teens (5 from Invermere, 5 from Kimberley) were escorted into the Bugaboos area for a wonderful week of discovering their spectacular back yard in the company of new friends. Tay Hanson, Sr Ranger Columbia Area, Ministry of Environment was again involved as one of the organizers - this year it was to celebrate BC Parks 100th anniversary.

"As far as I can take you" - Now Online!

Oct 26, 2010  "As far as I can take you - the life of Conrad Kain", is a lively one-man play that was performed at the Banff Mountain Book Festival in 2009 immediately following Pat Morrow's audiovisual show about Conrad Kain.

The 42 minute play is viewable online at, as is a six minute video of musician Mark Koenig performing his song Where the Clouds Can Go that he wrote for the Kain centennial celebration.

Bugaboos Interpretive Panels

In conjunction with The Friends of Bugaboo Park, BC Provincial Parks, and with support from the Eleanor Luxton Foundation, the Conrad Kain Centennial Society has worked for the past year to create two handsome panels that adorn the walls of the Conrad Kain Hut in the Bugaboos, the Bugaboos trailhead kiosk, and CMH’s Bugaboo Lodge.

One panel describes who Conrad Kain was in the context of Canadian mountaineering, and his origins. The other goes into detail about his pioneering climbs in the world famous group of granite spires at the head of Bugaboo Creek in the Purcell Range.