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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.

Inspiring Winter Photos from the Columbia Valley
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Winter Photography from the Columbia Valley Winter can be an exciting time to get outside, explore the Columbia Valley, and expand on your photography skills and connect with nature. When the ground is covered in a blanket of white even the most familiar surroundings can take on an entirely different perspective. Each community offers something […]

Great Outdoor Skating Rinks in the Columbia Valley
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Great Outdoor Skating Rinks in the Columbia Valley Time spent in the Columbia Valley during the winter is special, activities are in abundance, and gliding across the ice, or playing a game of shinny is a great way to spend the afternoon, followed by a soak in one of the Columbia Valley Hot Springs and […]

5 Great Places to Snowshoe in the Columbia Valley
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5 Great Places to Snowshoe in the Columbia Valley When the snow starts to fly in the Columbia Valley, it’s time to head outdoors and enjoy some of the favourite local activities. Sunset may come earlier in the winter, but there is plenty of time to head to the great outdoors for a snowshoe, followed […]

Little Known Facts about Hot Springs in the Columbia Valley
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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
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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
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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
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When the snow flies and ice forms in the Columbia Valley, it’s time to head outdoors.

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

Rejoice
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.