The Columbia Valley is known for the Hot Springs! Open all year round, enjoy the relaxing, naturally-heated waters of the Columbia Valley Hot Springs.
Soak in the largest mineral hot springs at the Fairmont Hot Springs Pools in the south Columbia Valley, or drive north and enjoy a soak in the rock-surrounded Radium Hot Springs pools.
Relax in the Columbia Valley. There’s no better place to fully immerse in wellness than on the warm side of the Rockies. Take a day trip to a relaxing spa, soak in one of the Hot Springs pools, take a guided forest bathing tour, go with the flow at a yoga class, or simply take in the natural surroundings by heading out for an outdoor excursion.
WILDLIFE & BIRDING
A trip to the Columbia Valley can provide a unique opportunity to view local wildlife. Wildlife of the Columbia Valley include the Bighorn Sheep, deer, black bears, grizzly bears, elk, moose, and many species of birds.
Explore the many artisan shops in the Columbia Valley! Take a stroll to discover the shops, galleries, and hands-on experiences that await. From the stained glass at Funky Junk in Radium Hot Springs, to the hand-blown glass in Invermere, or the galleries along 7th Avenue in Invermere, there’s many creative spots to explore.
FARMERS MARKET TRAIL
Follow the Columbia Valley Market Trail! Browse the artist and artisan displays throughout the towns of Radium Hot Springs, Invermere, and Fairmont Hot Springs. Follow the Columbia Valley Market Trail through the summer months! Browse the artisan displays, pick out local farm-fresh offerings, and tap your feet to live tunes with weekly farmers markets.
COLUMBIA RIVER WETLANDS
The Columbia River, winding through the Columbia Valley, is home to the living, breathing Columbia Wetlands. Nature lovers can enjoy the beautiful Columbia River Wetlands by going for a paddle, hike, or bike!