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Blogs & Stories from Columbia Valley

Unwinding means many things, to many people. Below you’ll find a collection of stories that speak to those along with in-the-moment captures of people enjoying the best of the Columbia Valley, British Columbia’s best-kept secret. If you tune into a unique way to unwind on your next visit remember to tag us with either @TravelColumbiaValley or #travelCV.

Activities & Attractions
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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has changed the way we adventure. The Columbia Valley is adapting to these changing rules and regulations, and you can find the status of these business here. While you adventure in the Columbia Valley, please ensure that you are adhering to the advice from medical professionals and practicing social distancing. It’s a good […]

Restaurants & Dining
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The Columbia Valley is so excited to welcome guests to local restaurants. Many establishments have altered their operations amid COVID-19 (Coronavirus) to protect guests and staff. Please make sure to follow the posted guidelines and protocols for each establishment and remember to stay home if you are feeling sick and practice social distancing. Eating out […]

Accommodation
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Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, this information has been compiled to keep guests and locals up to date. Resorts, hotels, motels, B&Bs, and cabins that are operating during this time are following strict new cleaning protocols. The Columbia Valley misses our visitors, and we can’t wait to have you back! For now, […]

Golfing in the Valley during COVID-19
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The Columbia Valley is home to a multitude of great social distancing activities. One of the top activities that comes to mind is GOLF! Almost all of the Valley courses are open and each has staff operating in full force to ensure things run smoothly under strict new safety guidelines. Locals have been taking advantage […]

Travel Information & Resources
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COVID-19 BUSINESS & SERVICES UPDATES Information About Services In the Columbia Valley In alignment with provincial guidelines we encourage you stay home and support your local communities. Take this opportunity to rediscover your own backyard and connect with the place you live, we look forward to welcoming you back when the time is right. If […]

Forest Bathing in the Columbia Valley
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What is Forest Bathing or Forest Therapy? The Japanese have known for years that spending mindful time in the woods is beneficial for body and soul. Forest bathing, translated from the Japanese term shinrin-yoku, (also known as forest therapy) is taking hold in the Columbia Valley. How do you Forest Bathe? Forest bathing is an […]

Coffee Shops of the Columbia Valley
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]

Little Known Facts about Hot Springs in the Columbia Valley
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Little Known Facts About Hot Springs in the Columbia Valley Many visitors to the Columbia Valley arrive after a breathtaking drive through the Rocky Mountains. Their journey taking them through Banff National Park and Kootenay National Park, past some of the most impressive natural beauty you can witness from a roadway. While not a long […]

Family, frolics, and folk rock
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February’s Family Day weekend is Canada’s winter blues remedy. With time away from eating right, paying bills, and organizing closets you can rediscover fun and fresh air

5 Ways to break your New Year’s Resolution and stay happy and healthy
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It’s tempting to set New Year’s resolutions but experts say few people keep them. So if you need a guilt-free reason to break your resolutions,

Best Outdoor Winter Activities in the Columbia Valley
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When the snow flies and ice forms in the Columbia Valley, it’s time to head outdoors.

Winter In Motion in January
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When other Canadians burrow inside during the coldest days of the year, Columbia Valley residents and visitors layer up and head to the Winter In Motion festival.