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Our Story

We believe in mad creativity and deep beauty. We grew up listening to campus radio and Canadian indie artists in basements, small venues or at the kitchen table. But Neue Deutsche Welle -- German New Wave and Rocking Against Racism are also part of our DNA. We knew about Josh Homme’s songwriting genius maybe before he did and have always been a Steady as She Goes kind of joint.

In brief, we love all music but tend towards the feel of mossy beats in between our toes, use our sonic superpowers to pick up fresh ear scents, and get muddy in the tall weeds searching for primordial gooey gems to put on stage for a night or two when summer starts dropping by.

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Our Kitchen

Our farm to kitchen approach has been amazing. We get to pick many of our high quality and delicious ingredients from our farm and local farms to create our mouth watering food. We take pride in offering you, our customers only the highest quality and freshest ingredients.

Our Café

We serve breakfasts, lunches, baking, and the best coffee with the best view of the Columbia River in the East Kootenays. Outside there is plenty of seating to take in the mountains, including Jubilee Mountain (and its abandoned fire lookout), and the nearby Bugaboos (world-renowned as a rock- and ice-climbing destination). Inside there is a record player (for the rainy days) and places to watch the hummingbirds fight over their feeders at the windows.

The Valley

We are up on a hill overlooking the Columbia River, nestled between the Rocky and Purcell Mountains in British Columbia in what is known as the East Kootenay Valley. Across the river lies a national wildlife protected area, an important stop on the Pacific Flyway for migratory birds and a well-known birding destination. We are also home to many major wildlife habitats, including deer, otter, moose, elk, black bear, and the occasional cougar or grizzly.

The Owners

Bernie & Patti own Flyway Farm and Forest on the south end of town, where they keep goats, chickens, bunnies, and two friendly dogs, and keep a largish garden of vegetables, herbs, dye, and medicinal crops as well as a pop-up orchard. The also run a modest but fun camp-ground, and host their guests in vintage trailers.