Parents and their kid enjoying an Invermere sunset

Rejuvenate yourself. Explore the Valley.

Only a 3 hour drive from Calgary, the Columbia Valley is the perfect destination to escape the hustle and bustle of big cities. From breathtaking mountain slopes to serene lakes, the Columbia Valley offers ample opportunities for fun-filled, adventurous living.

It doesn’t end there. This beautiful valley is also home to Radium and Fairmont hot springs, making it a destination to relax and rejuvenate for many. Ski on the fresh snow at the Panorama Mountain, swing your clubs at the finest of golf courses or unwind at the hot springs, the choice is yours.

Village of Panorama Ski Mountain

Welcome to Pure Canada

Whether you’re looking for adventure or rejuvenation, the Panorama Mountain Resort in the Columbia Valley is the place to be. It is a beautiful alpine village situated on Canada’s oldest mountains. Panorama is ranked as #1 resort in the world for trail (piste) comfort among the world’s 100 largest ski areas according to a 2019 report by European researcher Montenius. What’s trail comfort? Think wide open ski trails with ski lifts that have short or no queues.

Other than being the perfect spot to showcase your skiing and snowboarding skills, Panorama is home to the #1 public golf course in BC. This winter wonderland is where memories are made. Savour a sumptuous selection of food at the village restaurants or bond with your friends over drinks. The list never ends. Experience the magic of Panorama.

Things to do

  • Snowboarding and Skiing
  • Guided Backcountry Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Golfing at Greywolf Golf Course
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • ATV and UTV Tours
  • Snowmobiling
  • Kayaking and Canoeing
Two girls enjoying Radium Hot Springs with a view of surrounding mountains

A Rich Landscape For Tranquility

Located in the heart of the Columbia Valley, the old town of Radium, commonly known as Radium Hot Springs, overlooks the beautiful headwaters of the Columbia River. The diverse landscape for wildlife, tranquil adventures by the water and a rich history make Radium Hot Springs an attractive mountain getaway destination.

Start your day by exploring the famous Kootenay National Park or paddling through the Columbia River and sign off by recounting memories in the naturally hot and rejuvenating waters of the Radium Hot Spring mineral pools. With just a 20 min drive away from CastleRock, Radium Hot Springs is the perfect picturesque mountain destination to let off some steam.

things to do

  • Golfing at Spur Valley Golf Resort
  • Exploring Kootenay National Park
  • Rafting
  • Paddling the Columbia River
  • Ziplining at Valley Adventures
  • Wildlife watching and sightseeing
  • Far Out Adventure Hub
  • Segway tours 
Pool filled with natural hot spring water in Fairmount

Immerse Yourself

Imagine immersing yourself in the steam from the hot springs as you are greeted by a beautiful panoramic view of the Fairmont Ridge and the Canadian Rockies. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? Fairmont, a year-round mountain destination nestled in the Columbia Valley, is set to offer you an unrivaled experience. With 3 golf courses and a ski area for all skill levels, Fairmont is truly the perfect holiday destination.

Fairmont is home to Canada’s largest natural mineral hot springs. With more than 1.2 million gallons of fresh naturally heated mineral water flowing through this resort community’s pools, this is the place to relax and restore yourself. In addition to a calming and serene experience, the hot springs pools of Fairmont Hot Springs have therapeutic effects such as increasing metabolism, improving blood circulation and soothing muscle tension. Swim, ski, golf, relax, rejuvenate and explore the best of the Columbia Valley at Fairmont.

things to do

  • Golfing 
  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • RV and Camping
  • Paddling in the Columbia Lake
  • ATV Tours
  • Snowmobile Tours
  • Natural Springs Spa
  • Ziplining at Mineral Mountains
The city of Invermere surrounded by nature and mountains

One Amazing Community

The community of Invermere is situated on the northwest shore of Lake Windermere and is a sought-after four season destination for tourists and vacation home owners from Western Canada. Invermere is the main hub of the Columbia Valley and acts as a flourishing business center for the surrounding communities. Being surrounded by Radium Hot Springs, Panorama Mountain Village and Fairmont Hot Springs, this community is the gateway to the tourism region of the Kootenay Rockies. Easy access to all these activities and amenities has made Invermere a growing destination to experience all of Canada’s natural beauty for the international adventurers too.

Tee off at some of the top-rated golf courses in the region, hike up the Rockies, watch the wildlife pass by or be a part of the largest outdoor bonspiel in Canada every January. Invermere is a four season destination with a little bit of something for everyone.

Things to do

  • Golfing at Copper Point
  • Kicking Horse Coffee
  • The Artym Gallery Art Gallery
  • Arrowhead Brewing Company
  • Swansea Mountain Recreation Site
  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Wildlife watching
  • Shopping for collectibles
Scenic view of Lake Windermere with surrounding mountains

Canada’s Largest Skating Rink

Located to the south of Invermere on Lake Windermere, this community has been a favourite among Albertans and adventurers from all around the world. The center of Windermere is called the “Artist’s Corner” where all the local artisans and craftsmen gather and showcase their craft.

This community on Lake Windermere is home to the longest skating trail in the world, known as the Windermere Whiteway that acts as a major attraction for tourists, adventure seekers and winter sports enthusiasts. The Windermere Whiteway has tracks for cross country skiers, a groomed skate skiing track and a cleared ice-skating track. Lace up the skates and enjoy remarkable views of the Canadian Rockies and the Purcell Mountains from the expanse of the frozen Lake Windermere.

Things to do

  • Farmers & Artisans Markets
  • Windermere Whiteway
  • Windermere Beach

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