Shaking Off Winter

March 20, 2018

Break Out of Winter and Get Back to Doing Those Spring Things You Love!

As winter finally relinquishes its frozen grip you may find yourself slipping outdoors to shake off the lethargy of long nights and stale air like a gopher poking out of its burrow. In the Columbia Valley the landscape sheds its snowy suit as sunshine bakes south-facing slopes. Sprinkled across the melting waters of the wetlands are swans headed north, their glistening plumage perhaps the only white welcome this time of year.

With green shoots emerging across the valley there’s no better place to put a spring in your step. Golf courses are primping for another season and duffers can tee off as early as March 23. Check out Columbia Valley Golf Trail for a full list of dates.

If you’re a nature lover you want to be near your phone April 15 when registration opens for one of North America’s largest and longest-running nature festivals, Wings Over the Rockies. Some events are geared for keen bird watchers but there are talks, arts, and tours for casual watchers of feathered and furry wildlife.

To get your cycling muscles back in summer shape take your bike – or rent one at Columbia Cycle & Ski – to the new Westside Legacy Trail, a partially paved trail from Invermere along Westside Road towards Fairmont Hot Springs. Or try the historical eight-kilometer Old Coach Trail from Radium Hot Springs along the benchlands above the Columbia River.

Regardless of what has you moving, you’ll find renewal in the valley.


Columbia Valley Golf Trail
Wings Over the Rockies
Columbia Cycle & Ski
Westside Legacy Trail
Old Coach Trail

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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