Relax. It's Time To Unwind.

Columbia Valley, British Columbia

Active Release

From breathtaking hikes, world-class golf to powder skiing – you’ll find unforgettable communities and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Sanctuaries

Whether you stay a weekend or a week, you’ll find everything that makes BC and the Rockies special, in one region.

Social Therapy

Soak in a social experience that rejuvenates the soul and join locals as they share the best things to do in the region.

Welcome to the Columbia Valley

It's time to unwind.

Less than a 3-hour drive from Calgary, the Columbia Valley is the perfect escape and cure for City Stress Condition™. Away from the traffic, the noise and the deadlines, the Columbia Valley is filled with Natural Hot Springshiking, and world-class golfing and skiing. Whether you come for a short visit, or get a coveted vacation home on one of our beautiful lakes, you’re sure to fall in love.
The Columbia Valley BC is made up of several small communities, including Radium Hot SpringsFairmont Hot SpringsInvermere on the Lake, and Panorama Mountain Resort. We offer view after stunning view, and the friendliest community who want to welcome you to your home away from home!

Sanctuaries

Columbia Valley Communities

Columbia Valley, British Columbia is home to dozens of hotels and resorts that exist for one purpose only – to pamper you, further the healing process, and restore peace and calm to your life.

Active Release

Things To Do

We’ve got hot springs to soak away the stress, golf courses to drive away worries, and lakes to wash off the status quo. Columbia Valley is waiting for you!

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.

CITY STRESS CONDITION™ RELIEF GUIDE

If you’d like a regular source of inspiration on ways to unwind in our beautiful little Valley, jot down a few key pieces of information here, and we’ll keep you in the loop.

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Social Therapy

Unwinding means many things, to many people. Explore our collection of stories and insider trip ideas.

The Living is Beachside

Summers in Canada are short but can be very, very sweet if you make the most of your time near the water in the Columbia Valley. Although the valley is known for beautiful mountain views it’s also blessed with great beaches. The biggest beach is found at James Chabot Provincial Park on the north end […]

A Scent of Relaxation

Valley views are always wonderful but June offers some of the valley’s best smells. Our olfactory gland is linked to emotions so a single whiff can transport you back to a childhood memory or help you relax. With blossoms popping up on hillsides and in flower boxes visiting the valley’s floral attractions and indulging in […]

Spring Hijinks

If thoughts of extinguishing your cabin fever have you kicking up your heels, come to the Columbia Valley. The lake is ice-free, hummingbirds are back, and sweet smells of the short but glorious Canadian spring hang in the air. Valley businesses are ready to help you reconnect with warm outdoor fun. The world-class golf courses […]

Shaking Off Winter

As winter finally relinquishes its frozen grip you may find yourself slipping outdoors to shake off the lethargy of long nights and stale air like a gopher poking out of its burrow. In the Columbia Valley the landscape sheds its snowy suit as sunshine bakes south-facing slopes. Sprinkled across the melting waters of the wetlands […]