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Discovering the stunning sights, exciting activities, and local shops of the Columbia Valley communities just got more rewarding with the launch of the Explore Columbia Valley app. This innovative mobile app offers an engaging way for visitors and residents alike to immerse themselves in the beauty and culture of Radium Hot Springs, Invermere, Panorama, Fairmont Hot Springs, and Canal Flats while earning awesome prizes along the way.

Users of the Explore Columbia Valley app can embark on their own adventure by selecting from a variety of itineraries showcasing a range of sightseeing, activities, pubs, restaurants, cafes, trails, local businesses, points of interest, and more. Simply explore the Columbia Valley and complete the designated stops within the itineraries to collect rewards!

“We’re thrilled to introduce the Explore Columbia Valley app, providing both locals and visitors with an exciting platform to discover all that our region has to offer,” said Jessica Fairhart, Executive Director of Travel Columbia Valley. “Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventures, delicious dining experiences, or unique shopping opportunities, our app makes it easy to explore and get rewarded for your discoveries.”

To get started, users can download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store. Once logged in, they can create an account to start earning points that can be redeemed for rewards at various locations throughout the Columbia Valley. The app’s map feature displays points of interest, and users can collect points by physically visiting designated locations within GPS range.

“As you collect points, you’ll have the opportunity to redeem them for amazing prizes at our rewards locations,” added Fairhart, “From local products to exclusive discounts at local businesses, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.”

Experience the beauty and adventure of the Columbia Valley like never before with the Explore Columbia Valley app. Download today and start exploring, discovering, and getting rewarded!

For more information and to download the app, visit www.travelcolumbiavalley.com

For information on how your business can participate, email Theresa Wood, advisor@cvchamber.ca

Travel Columbia Valley, the leading destination marketing organization for the Columbia Valley region, is thrilled to introduce the new Columbia Valley Events Funding Program. This program aims to empower stakeholders to host fantastic events in the Columbia Valley. Event hosts who will welcome visitors and drive overnight stays are invited to apply for incremental funding for grants up to $2,000. With $30,000 total in funding to be delivered in the first year of this fund, Travel Columbia Valley hopes to support events that enhance communities and create remarkable experiences for visitors.

This funding program welcomes various event proposals, from cultural festivals to sports competitions and art exhibitions to outdoor adventures. Funding is available to provide marketing and execution support for new and existing events in the Columbia Valley (RDEK Area G, RDEK Area F, Village of Radium Hot Springs, District of Invermere and Village of Canal Flats). Eligible applicants include event organizers, local businesses, community groups, and non-profit organizations within the Columbia Valley who are hosting tourism-centric events. 

“Travel Columbia Valley is always looking for new ways to encourage the growth and development of our community and the enrichment of the visitor experience,” said Jessica Fairhart, Executive Director of Travel Columbia Valley. “Our new event sponsorship fund is a major step forward in this work. By supporting local events, we contribute to the regional economy and create elevated opportunities for residents and visitors to connect, celebrate, and make lasting memories in the heart of the Columbia Valley. It’s a win-win for our community and for those who come to experience it.”

Supporting events through this funding initiative is about enhancing community experiences and recognizing the vital role they play in boosting tourism and attracting new visitors to the region. Events have a unique power to showcase the beauty and culture of the Columbia Valley, drawing in attendees from near and far. By providing funding and support, Travel Columbia Valley aims to elevate the caliber and reach of these events, making the region an even more attractive destination for travelers.

Travel Columbia Valley leads this funding with support from its partners, Tourism Radium, and the Invermere-Panorama DMO. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the Travel Columbia Valley website to access the application form and further information about the program. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact  events@travelcolumbiavalley.com with any questions regarding this funding.

Travel Columbia Valley is proud to launch a new and improved website, providing a better experience for travelers looking to visit the region and an elevated platform for highlighting our valued tourism operators and the valley’s natural beauty. With dozens of activities and attractions throughout our communities, there has never been a better time to find more in the Columbia Valley.

Through new features and updated navigation, the website offers visitors a more holistic way to navigate their options and make plans for accommodation, relaxation, adventure, dining and more within the Columbia Valley region.

Travel Columbia Valley represents and promotes several communities, including Radium Hot Springs, Invermere on the Lake, Panorama Mountain Resort, and Fairmont Hot Springs. We offer view after stunning view, and the friendliest communities to welcome visitors from near and far.

The newly launched Travel Columbia Valley website is the first step towards elevating the TCV brand and increasing collaborative destination marketing on behalf of the region. We hope that this tool will demonstrate value to our incredible stakeholders and provide our visitors with a holistic understanding of all that the Columbia Valley has to offer.

Travel Columbia Valley looks forward to the continued collaboration with our regional stakeholders and operators and we welcome everyone to find more of themselves and the things they love in the Columbia Valley. Please contact us for any questions or media inquires.


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