Relax. It's Time To Unwind.

Columbia Valley, British Columbia

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From breathtaking hikes, world-class golf to powder skiing – you’ll find unforgettable communities and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.


Whether you stay a weekend or a week, you’ll find everything that makes BC and the Rockies special, in one region.

Social Therapy

Soak in a social experience that rejuvenates the soul and join locals as they share the best things to do in the region.

Welcome to the Columbia Valley

It's time to unwind.

Less than a 3-hour drive from Calgary, the Columbia Valley is the perfect escape and cure for City Stress Condition™. Away from the traffic, the noise and the deadlines, the Columbia Valley is filled with Natural Hot Springshiking, and world-class golfing and skiing. Whether you come for a short visit or get a coveted vacation home on one of our beautiful lakes, you’re sure to fall in love.
The Columbia Valley BC is made up of several small communities, including Radium Hot SpringsFairmont Hot SpringsInvermere on the Lake, and Panorama Mountain Resort. We offer view after stunning view, and the friendliest community who want to welcome you to your home away from home!


Columbia Valley Communities

Columbia Valley, British Columbia is home to dozens of hotels and resorts that exist for one purpose only – to pamper you, further the healing process, and restore peace and calm to your life.

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Things To Do

We’ve got hot springs to soak away the stress, golf courses to drive away worries, and lakes to wash off the status quo. Columbia Valley is waiting for you!

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.


From outdoor music concerts and coffee, beer and wine festivals to farmer’s markets and outdoor hockey, the Columbia Valley has events to help you unwind throughout the year. **NOTE: Events may be postponed or cancelled due to concerns regarding COVID-19. We will continue to do our best to keep this calendar current: to confirm that […]


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Unwinding means many things, to many people. Explore our collection of stories and insider trip ideas.

Coffee Shops of the Columbia Valley

Experience the Coffee Shops & Coffee Culture in the Columbia Valley Coffee Culture No matter how you flavour it coffee, culture has evolved over the last number of years and is quickly becoming one of the most popular beverages served around the world. The Columbia Valley is no exception, with more than a dozen incredible […]

Inspiring Winter Photos from the Columbia Valley

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

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

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 […]