Outdoor Escapes

Things To Do

Well known for its golf and skiing, the Columbia Valley in southeast British Columbia is also home to hiking, mountain biking and paragliding in the Summer months as well as sledding/snowmobiling in the mountains or skating on the Whiteway and more in Winter.

SUMMER OUTDOOR ESCAPES

Valley Zipline Adventures
Radium Hot Springs

Soar through the Dry Gulch Valley on an interpretive zipline tour with Valley Zipline Adventures

Eagle watching at Eagle Ranch
Invermere On The Lake

Many eagles call the Eagle Ranch Golf Course home, along with turkeys, grouse and deer

An Abundance of Watersports
Columbia Valley

The Columbia Valley is home to all types of water sports and activities from rafting rapids to stand up paddleboarding

Mineral Mountain Ziplines
Fairmont Hot Springs

Glide effortlessly through forest canopies and across Fairmont Creek with Mineral Mountain Ziplines

Golf With Bears at Fairmont
Fairmont Hot Springs

Golf with the black bears at Fairmont Mountainside Golf Course in the Columbia Valley

8 Spectacular Golf Courses
Columbia Valley

Golf 18 holes at one of the Columbia Valley Golf Trail’s eight spectacular courses between Radium Hot Springs and Fairmont Hot Springs

Gaze Upon Mount Nelson
Invermere On The Lake

Enjoy the best view of the impressive Mount Nelson in the Purcell Mountain Range from clubhouse at The Point Golf Course at Copper Point

Mountain Biking and Cycling
Columbia Valley

Explore the beauty of the Columbia Valley’s extensive trail system on two wheels

Executive and Par 3 Golf
Columbia Valley

The Columbia Valley has numerous par 3 nine hole courses for beginners and experienced golfers

Visit Royalty at The Ridge
Invermere On The Lake

The regal bronze Elk statue on the 1st tee of The Ridge golf course at Copper Point stands over 11 feet high

Hiking in the Columbia Valley
Columbia Valley

Explore the Columbia Valley’s spectacular scenery and stunning views on foot

Paragliding with FlyingMax
Invermere On The Lake

Take to the skies with a paragliding or ultralight Discovery Flight from FlyingMax.com

Camping in the Columbia Valley
Columbia Valley

The Columbia Valley offers many great places to lay your head close to the ground or in your own home on wheels

Kokanee Salmon Fall River Runs
Fairmont Hot Springs

See the Columbia River run red with salmon from the Fairmont Riverside Golf Course in the fall

Windermere Valley Golf
Windermere

Consistently the first in the Columbia Valley to open and the last to close each year, the Wintermere Valley Golf Course is a record breaker

The Columbia Wetlands
Radium Hot Springs

With 216 animal species, including birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and mammals, the Columbia Wetlands is one of the world’s living treasures

Best View in The Columbia Valley
Radium Hot Springs

Enjoy the unique vantage point of the #2 elevated tee box at Radium Golf Course and check out the Red Streak rock faces of Kootenay National Park

More To Do at Fairmont
Fairmont Hot Springs

From ATVs and guided fishing & hunting excursions to horseback riding, beaches and watersports, the outdoor escapes at Fairmont Hot Springs are virtually endless

More To Do At Radium
Radium Hot Springs

Enjoy hiking, biking and birding – or even a river float in Radium Hot Springs

More To Do At Panorama
Panorama Mountain Resort

From the climbing wall and tennis courts to the archery range, mini-golf course and EuroBungy apparatus, a visit to Panorama Mountain Resort is always an adventure

More To Do At Invermere
Invermere On The Lake

From quad tours and parasailing, to trail rides, rafting and guided fishing tours, find just the right escape at Invermere On The Lake

WINTER OUTDOOR ESCAPES

Panorama Skiing and Snowboarding
Panorama Mountain Resort

Experience over 4,200 vertical feet of fall-line cruisers to powder-filled tree lines at Panorama Mountain Resort

Fairmont Skiing & Snowboarding
Fairmont Hot Springs

Discover Skiing and Snowboarding at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, featuring everything you need for a family-friendly day on the slopes

Windermere Valley Snowmobile Society
Columbia Valley

Connect to the Backcountry Sledding Community with the Windermere Valley Snowmobile Society

Snowmobiling in Radium
Radium Hot Springs

Explore a host of snowmobiling trails and routes. Visit SledRadium for all Things Snowmobiling in the Columbia Valley

The Whiteway on Lake Windermere
Fairmont Hot Springs

Test your endurance on the world’s longest ice skating trail featuring 30 km of ice-skating and groomed skate and classic ski trails

Nordic Skiing and Fat Biking
Radium Hot Springs

Embrace your adventurous side with Nordic Skiing, Fat Biking and Adventure Camps at Nipika Mountain Resort

Toby Creek Adventures
Panorama Mountain Resort

Snowmobile tours and rentals from one hour to multi-day excursions with Toby Creek Adventures

SELECT YOUR ACTIVE RELEASE THERAPY

Body & Mind Renewal

In addition to world-renowned natural mineral hot springs, unwinding could mean the most traditional definition: spas, and we’ve got them. Whether the focal point of your recovery from City Stress Condition™ or as a complement to one of other active release therapies available in our Valley.

Outdoor Escapes

Well known for its golf and skiing, the Columbia Valley in southeast British Columbia is also home to hiking, mountain biking and paragliding in the Summer months as well as sledding/snowmobiling in the mountains or skating on the Whiteway and more in Winter.

Cultural Remedies

To truly unwind, some of our visitors go in search of knowledge, experience and the cultural history of our region. From guided tours to experiential settings with local first nations groups, the Valley comes from a rich history we’re delighted to share with visitors.

Culinary Cures

City Stress Condition™ is uniquely addressed through our variety of culinary options. Charcuterie platters, gelato, or the renowned Kicking Horse Coffee Company, there are as many options as there are palette preferences.

Retail Therapy

If you’re looking for an activity that’s a little more low key search out our thriving retail therapy options, including unique clothing stores, galleries or art walks to de-stress.

Events

The Columbia Valley has events to help you unwind throughout the year.