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Fall in the Columbia Valley

Did you know that the Columbia Valley is located on the “Warm Side of the Rockies”? This means that the communities of Radium Hot Springs, Invermere, Panorama, and Fairmont Hot Springs enjoy a long season of hiking, biking, camping, golfing, and so much more! 

Find more of the things you love this fall in the Columbia Valley. 

Check out the top things to do this fall in Invermere, Panorama, Radium Hot Springs, and Fairmont Hot Springs. 

Attend Festive Annual Events

Fall is filled with fun local events in Radium Hot Spring and the greater Columbia Valley! What’s not to love about the Columbia Valley Classics Car Show & Shine, fall harvest markets, and live music? Stay in the know for events going on in Radium Hot Springs, Invermere, Panorama, and Fairmont Hot Springs by checking out the Events Calendar.

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Discover Larches in Paradise

Travel into the alpine to discover the golden larches in Paradise Basin with Toby Creek Adventures. Catch a glimpse of the fleeting golden larches along the way to a private alpine cabin for a cozy hot chocolate and cookie. Discover Larches in Paradise Tours available with Toby Creek Adventures. 

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Shopping & Activities

Browse the Main Street shops, art galleries, activities, and boutiques in Invermere, Radium, and Fairmont Hot Springs. Pick up something new along the way, explore fun activities, and browse the works of talented local artisans. Check out shopping districts, attractions, and art experiences

Taste the Local Flavour

Come hungry and ready to dive in to the local restaurants, breweries and distilleries! Whether you’re looking for classic pub favourites, German-Austrian dishes, sushi, bakeries, cafes, or something to wash it all down, you’ll find it here. Find the best places to eat in Radium Hot Springs, Invermere, and Fairmont Hot Springs

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Soak in the Valley Hot Springs

The Columbia Valley is home to two natural hot springs pools! Autumn is an ideal time for a relaxing soak surrounded by scenic fall foliage and crisp mountain air. Pick your favourite or try them both by soaking in the Radium Hot Springs pools and the Fairmont Hot Springs pools.

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Hike the Trails

What is the best time to hike in the Columbia Valley? If you love sunny days, clear skies and vibrant fall tones, autumn it is! Take in the views of the Columbia River Wetlands on the Old Coach Trail near Radium Hot Springs, head out to the nearby Kootenay National Park, or take a look at the trails in and around Radium Hot Springs, Invermere, and Fairmont Hot Springs. 

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Explore on Two Wheels

Bike season isn’t close to being over! Get in more rides through to October in the Columbia Valley Trail networks. Try the Sinclair Creek Trail for a short but sweet ride, head out on the Old Coach Trail overlooking the Columbia River Wetlands, cruise along the Johnson Trail Network, or crush some miles on the paved Westside Legacy Trail in Invermere. Find trail information and get planning here.

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Fall Golf on the Columbia Valley Golf Trail

Golf in the Columbia Valley stretches long into October. Get in your last rounds of the season at one of the 10 great courses along the Columbia Valley Golf Trail. 

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Paddle Adventures

Paddle in the fall and experience the beautiful views and rich fall colours! Waterways are generally calm and low in the fall season, with options for lake paddles or trips on the Columbia River. No gear? No worries! There is places in Radium and the Columbia Valley that you can rent a paddling devices. Check out Far Out Adventures and Columbia River Paddle to see your options.

Visit Parks and Playgrounds

Visit the local parks and playgrounds in Invermere, Windermere, Fairmont Hot Springs, and Canal Flats. Sunny fall days + fresh air = the perfect conditions for a picnic! 

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Cozy Up for a Fall Stay

Book your fall trip to the Columbia Valley to experience the magic of the season. With a wide variety of accommodations from cozy private cabins, cozy Village motels, glamping experiences, vacation homes for the whole family, and so many more options – you’re sure to find your perfect place to stay.

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