The Columbia Valley is the perfect spot for a road trip! Beautiful views and scenic drives await, whichever direction you’re travelling.
One of the main ways to enter the Columbia Valley is by taking Highway 93 through the Kootenay National Park. Visitors can drive through, or they can take breaks along the way, with a variety of hiking and rest stops to explore.
Highway 95 route from Golden BC offers unique views of the Columbia River Wetlands that few people experience. Visitors can tour the Golden Triangle on day trips too, explore the Kootenay and Yoho National Park, Golden and Radium all in one road trip!
Or are you coming from Creston, Nelson, Cranbrook, Fernie or the United States of America? Finding your way to the Columbia Valley from the South is easy. If you are coming from Nelson, Fernie or Creston, Highway 3 connects to Highway 93/95. Coming from the States, one of the main border crossings connects to Highway 95 directly.
Make sure to check current road conditions and closures before travelling. The most up-to-date information on highway conditions can be found at DriveBC.ca. Road conditions for Alberta can be found at 511.Alberta.ca. The nearest car rentals are available in Banff, Cranbrook, or Calgary.