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Blogs & Stories from Columbia Valley

Unwinding means many things, to many people. Below you’ll find a collection of stories that speak to those along with in-the-moment captures of people enjoying the best of the Columbia Valley, British Columbia’s best-kept secret. If you tune into a unique way to unwind on your next visit remember to tag us with either @TravelColumbiaValley or #travelCV.

Little Known Facts about Hot Springs in the Columbia Valley

Little Known Facts About Hot Springs in the Columbia Valley Many visitors to the Columbia Valley arrive after a breathtaking drive through the Rocky Mountains. Their journey taking them through Banff National Park and Kootenay National Park, past some of the most impressive natural beauty you can witness from a roadway. While not a long […]

Family, frolics, and folk rock

February’s Family Day weekend is Canada’s winter blues remedy. With time away from eating right, paying bills, and organizing closets you can rediscover fun and fresh air

5 Ways to break your New Year’s Resolution and stay happy and healthy

It’s tempting to set New Year’s resolutions but experts say few people keep them. So if you need a guilt-free reason to break your resolutions,

Best Outdoor Winter Activities in the Columbia Valley

When the snow flies and ice forms in the Columbia Valley, it’s time to head outdoors.

Winter In Motion in January
On January 18, 2018

When other Canadians burrow inside during the coldest days of the year, Columbia Valley residents and visitors layer up and head to the Winter In Motion festival.

Columbia Valley’s best places to nosh

Nourish your body as well as your soul on a visit to the Columbia Valley at some of the valley’s most popular eateries.


The holiday season is upon us for better or worse. With parties, shopping for gifts, and pleas to cook your special dish, it’s easy to slip into Christmas craziness.

Best places to forest bathe

Forest bathing or shinrin-yoku started in Japan but it’s a concept taking hold in the Columbia Valley. In case you’re wondering,

Best Brews of the Columbia Valley

There’s plenty brewing in the Columbia Valley whether you like your drink warm, stirred or frosted. If your morning coffee is as critical as oxygen, head to Invermere’s Kicking Horse Coffee.

Columbia Valley’s Best Spas

If you need help shaking off your city stress why not try one of the Valley’s many spas? There is never an off-season for indulging in ‘me’ time or reconnecting with your girlfriends or special someone.

Leave head banging to the bighorn sheep

It’s easy to get frustrated when things don’t go as planned but in the Columbia Valley we leave head banging to bighorn sheep.

Gratitude & Thanksgiving

Playing in the Columbia Valley lets you feel the rhythm of the seasons and October is the perfect month to reflect on the best parts of your life.

Fall Into Fun

Summer may be over but there are plenty of warm days remaining in the Columbia Valley and activities to ramp up the fun factor.

Garden Fresh Eating

It’s easy to overindulge while dining and drinking in the summer sun but you can upgrade your nutritional intake with help from Columbia Valley farmers and ranchers.

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 […]