Things To Do In Columbia Valley, BC

The Columbia Valley has events to help you unwind throughout the year.

Pond Hockey Championship
Invermere On The Lake

Canada’s game how it should be: on the pond – at the Columbia Valley Rockies Pond Hockey Championship

Love It Live Concert Series
Invermere On The Lake

Columbia Valley Arts proudly presents eight nights of live music, performed by an eclectic mix of artists from across the country.

Cinefest Independent Film Series
Invermere On The Lake

Visit Pynelogs – home of the Columbia Valley Arts Council – for a celebration of cinema with a monthly screening of an independent film.

Invermere Coffee Fest
Invermere On The Lake

Celebrate coffee & tea culture at Invermere Coffee & Tea Fest. This annual event occurs every March. Invermere Coffee & Tea Fest is accompanied by “The Art of Coffee & Tea” the coffee & tea art competition.

High Notes Music Series
Panorama Mountain Resort

After three successful years as a weekend-long festival, High Notes is broadening its reach and this season is coming to you as music series throughout January and March.

Wings Over the Rockies Festival
Invermere On The Lake

Share the excitement of nature in the flesh with a series of hikes, paddles, presentations and field trips from local wildlife experts, conservationists and more

Local Farmer’s Markets
Columbia Valley

Celebrate the local bounty at one of many local Farmer’s Markets in the Columbia Valley

Autumn Show & Shine
Radium Hot Springs

Get your engine running in Radium Hot Springs. Celebrate 30 years of the Columbia Valley Classics Autumn Show & Shine.

East Kootenay Wine Fest
Fairmont Hot Springs

Discover wines from some of BC’s most acclaimed wineries at the East Kootenay Wine Fest

Headbanger Festival
Radium Hot Springs

See the local Bighorn Sheep in full rutting action. You’ll only feel like you have a headache at the Headbanger Festival

New Year’s Eve & Village Birthday Party
Radium Hot Springs

Two celebrations in one with Radium Hot Springs New Year’s Eve & Village Birthday Party celebration

East Kootenay Beer Festival
Fairmont Hot Springs

Taste great craft beer, cider, spirits, and food, while listening to a variety of live music at various locations around the Fairmont Hot Springs Community at the 9th Annual East Kootenay Beer Festival on June 12th – 14th, 2020


Body & Mind Renewal

In addition to world-renowned natural mineral hot springs, unwinding could mean the most traditional definition: spas, and we’ve got them. Whether the focal point of your recovery from City Stress Condition™ or as a complement to one of other active release therapies available in our Valley.

Outdoor Escapes

Well known for its golf and skiing, the Columbia Valley in southeast British Columbia is also home to hiking, mountain biking and paragliding in the Summer months as well as sledding/snowmobiling in the mountains or skating on the Whiteway and more in Winter.

Cultural Remedies

To truly unwind, some of our visitors go in search of knowledge, experience and the cultural history of our region. From guided tours to experiential settings with local first nations groups, the Valley comes from a rich history we’re delighted to share with visitors.

Culinary Cures

City Stress Condition™ is uniquely addressed through our variety of culinary options. Charcuterie platters, gelato, or the renowned Kicking Horse Coffee Company, there are as many options as there are palette preferences.

Retail Therapy

If you’re looking for an activity that’s a little more low key search out our thriving retail therapy options, including unique clothing stores, galleries or art walks to de-stress.


The Columbia Valley has events to help you unwind throughout the year.