The Columbia Valley has events to help you unwind throughout the year.
Canada’s game how it should be: on the pond – at the Columbia Valley Rockies Pond Hockey Championship
Columbia Valley Arts proudly presents eight nights of live music, performed by an eclectic mix of artists from across the country.
Visit Pynelogs – home of the Columbia Valley Arts Council – for a celebration of cinema with a monthly screening of an independent film.
Celebrate coffee & tea culture and experience “The Art of Coffee” Coffee art competition at the Invermere Coffee Fest – March 2019
The hills will be alive with the sweet sounds of blues, folk, rock and pop at the Winter High Notes Music Festival
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
Celebrate the local bounty at one of many local Farmer’s Markets in the Columbia Valley
Get your engine running in Radium Hot Springs. Celebrate 30 years of the Columbia Valley Classics Autumn Show & Shine.
Discover wines from some of BC’s most acclaimed wineries at the East Kootenay Wine Fest
See the local Bighorn Sheep in full rutting action. You’ll only feel like you have a headache at the Headbanger Festival
Two celebrations in one with Radium Hot Springs New Year’s Eve & Village Birthday Party celebration
Taste great craft beer, cider, spirits, and food, while listening to a variety of live music at various locations around the Fairmont Hot Springs Community at the 9th Annual East Kootenay Beer Festival on June 12th – 14th, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.