Things To Do In Columbia Valley, BC

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

Music Festivals
Columbia Valley

Discover the Columbia Valley’s rich music festival scene

Local Farmer’s Markets
Columbia Valley

Celebrate the local bounty at one of many local Farmer’s Markets in the Columbia Valley

East Kootenay Wine Fest
Fairmont Hot Springs

Discover wines from some of BC’s most acclaimed wineries at the East Kootenay Wine Fest

Headbanger Festival
Radium Hot Springs

See the local Bighorn Sheep in full rutting action. You’ll only feel like you have a headache at the Headbanger Festival

Winter in Motion
Columbia Valley

A celebration of winter and ALL that the Valley offers

New Year’s Eve & Village Birthday Party
Radium Hot Springs

Two celebrations in one with Radium Hot Springs New Year’s Eve & Village Birthday Party celebration

Cinefest Independent Film Series
Invermere On The Lake

Visit Pynelogs – home of the Columbia Valley Arts Council – for a celebration of cinema with a monthly screening of an independent film.

Pond Hockey Championship
Invermere On The Lake

Canada’s game how it should be: on the pond – at the Columbia Valley Rockies Pond Hockey Championship

Invermere Coffee Fest
Invermere On The Lake

Celebrate coffee & tea culture and experience “The Art of Coffee” Coffee art competition at the Invermere Coffee Fest – March 2019

Wings Over the Rockies Festival
Invermere On The Lake

Share the excitement of nature in the flesh with a series of hikes, paddles, presentations and field trips from local wildlife experts, conservationists and more

East Kootenay Beer Festival
Fairmont Hot Springs

Prepare to delight in a buffet of beers at th East Kootenay Beer Festival on June 16th, 2018

High Notes Music Festival
Panorama Mountain Resort

The hills will be alive with the sweet sounds of blues, folk, rock and pop at the Winter High Notes Music Festival


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.


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