New Year New Start

January 18, 2018

Easy, Inexpensive and Fun Activities in the Columbia Valley This January

January can be a tough month after the extra food and spending of the Christmas holidays. After the Xmas lights are turned off the Columbia Valley offers plenty of low-cost, restorative remedies to get you back on track in the new year.

Lake Windermere Whiteway Map

Head to the longest skating trail in the world – the Whiteway – with dozens of kilometres of cleared ice around Lake Windermere. Breathe deeply as you glide along the black ice and drink in the sight of snow-dusted Purcell Mountains.

If skating isn’t your sport strap on cross country skis and follow track-set trails across the lake. Remember to tuck small change into your pocket. Volunteers who maintain the Whiteway ask for a budget-friendly $5 contribution towards trail upkeep.

Arrowhead Brewing Company - Invermere, BC

When you’re ready to warm up or fill up, take a few steps from lakeshore to The Station Neighborhood Pub or Cafe Allium at Pynelogs. Feast on fresh ingredients or enjoy a locally brewed Arrowhead Brewing Company draught.

Fairmont Hot Springs

Make the most of the remaining daylight and head to Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. The outdoor pools offer hot mineral waters for soaking, or a slightly cooler pool and the rare chance to comfortably swim laps beneath a snowy mountain backdrop.

Finish your day with a healthy meal – Fairmont Mountainside Market is a convenient place to grab ingredients for a stir fry back at your room – or take advantage of the Bed, Breakfast & Dinner special at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.

All the fresh air and gentle activity will guide you into a restful slumber and dreams of a happier new year.

Lake Windermere Whiteway
The Station Neighborhood Pub
Cafe Allium at Pynelogs
Arrowhead Brewing Company
Fairmont Mountainside Market

At the end of the day, warm up with a soak in one of our hot springs, enjoy a great meal and don’t forget to tag us when sharing your images on your social media channels.

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