Guided Experiences

The Columbia Valley is a magnificent area with so much to do and explore. Local professionals offer a safe way for you to take in the scenery, learn a new skill, or explore further than if you were to go alone.

Whitewater Rafting

Hit the whitewater with Kootenay River Runners on one of three amazing rivers: Toby Creek, Kootenay, or Kicking Horse.

Accommodating beginner to experienced adventurers, a rafting trip is fun for everyone! Choose your own adventure from rowdy whitewater to a scenic, family friendly cruise.

Guided Hikes

Head out for a guided hike with Playwest Mountain Experience to scope out the best views of the Columbia Valley with an ACMG Guide. From world-famous mountain passes, secluded tarns, and miles-long ridges, your hiking bucket list will be checked off with Playwest. 

Check out the friendly guides at Nipika Mountain Resort for day trip excursions to lesser known alpine lakes and stunning ridges.

Helicopter Tour

See the Columbia Valley from above with Glacier Helicopter Tours. Offering daily scenic tours, choose your route and be amazed with the hidden treasures through the Columbia Valley!

Horseback Riding

If you’ve always wanted to try horseback riding in the mountains, A Bar Z Mountain Adventures has you covered. Choose from one hour rides in Fairmont Hot Springs, multi-day excursions in the backcountry, ladies retreats, or specialized skill-building camps.

Further north, Luxor Corrals offers scenic rides ranging from one hour to full days on the trail.

Mountain Climbing

Have you ever wanted to try rock climbing? Scrambling to the top of a majestic peak on your bucket list? Don’t try it alone! Learn techniques and safety fundamentals from ACMG guides.

East Kootenay Mountain Guides is a team of Columbia Valley-based professionals ready to lead your venture. Looking forward to the winter? Check out a guided ski touring trip with them!

Forest Bathing

Forest bathing is an amazing way to unwind in nature. Guide Pat Bavin has over 45 years of outdoor recreation and forest bathing practices.

Tours range in length from a few hours to a full day. Participants go through exercises to connect with nature and fully immerse in the experience.

Paddle Adventures

The Columbia River is a must-see for visitors to the Valley. Take a guided tour with one of the two great operators in the area!

If you’re looking for a fully guided trip with an expert, you’ll find fun facts and bird identification tips with Columbia River Paddle.

Prefer to have someone else look after the transportation and explore the Columbia Valley waterways independently? You’ll love Far Out Adventure Hub. Just name a time and place, and the Far Out team will load up and transport gear for you.

ATV Excursions

Ever driven an ATV? Here’s your chance to do it on incredible terrain! Toby Creek Adventures offers unique guided tours, where no car can access.

Choose your trip, with options ranging from a rocky waterfall to an abandoned mine site. Whatever you choose, you’ll be sure to have a great time testing out a new way to explore.