Things to do

There’s so much to do all year round!

Click on the images below for more information about what kinds of activities you can enjoy in the Summer and Winter months.

Bull Riding in the Rockies & Family Dance

The Columbia Rockies are proud to present their 21st Annual Bull Riding in the Rockies and Family Dance: Advance tickets are $5 off – bearing in mind last years crowd, and the tickets selling out, please buy your tickets ahead of time at $20 for Seniors & Students; $30 for Adults – It will cost […]

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday – 150 Things to do

There is so much to do in the Columbia Valley regardless of the time of year, and to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday a bunch of locals chose their top 150 things to do! We dare you to make it through the list! Click on the image to see the entire list.

Valley Appreciation Day – July 22nd, 2017

The 30th Annual Valley Appreciation Day is around the corner and we are looking forward to a fun-filled family event focusing on appreciation for all the wonderful things our beautiful valley has to offer. Valley Appreciation Day has evolved over the last 30 years into a celebration of the Columbia Valley lifestyle. This downtown Invermere festival will host […]

ATV/Off Road Biking

The Columbia Valley has thousands of miles of forest service roads and deactivated logging roads for ATV use. Get up to some of the old mines and into some spectacular country. The views are amazing.


If golf is your passion, you’ll feel as though you’ve gone to heaven when you chose the Columbia Valley. Within a 1 ½-hour drive in any direction of Invermere, there are 14+ spectacularly scenic and rewarding 18-hole championship tracks to play. Reward yourself on courses consistently ranked among Canada’s best and designed by some of […]

Guided Fishing/Hunting

The East Kootenay Region has the unique distinction of being one of the highest capability areas to support wildlife in North America. Ten big game species are found within its 26,000 square kilometer area. The total big game population exceeds 100,000 animals yielding densities of approximately four animals per square kilometer. Big game found in […]

Hiking / Mountaineering

Hiking is where it’s at in the Columbia Valley. Thousands of trails cover thousands of miles and take the outdoor enthusiast into spectacular country. Take your choice of mountain ranges…the Rockies or the Purcells – you can’t go wrong. If you’re the type of person who needs to get somewhere fast to relax, check out […]

Water Sports

So you like bouncing your way down churning whitewater? or peacefully paddling? or maybe a power boat is more your style? You’ve come to the right place. The Columbia Valley is home to all types of water sports and activities from rafting rapids to stand up paddleboarding. Locally there are several excellent rafting companies offering […]


Lake Windermere has two public beaches: Kinsmen Beach, south of downtown Invermere and James Chabot Provincial Park on the north side of the lake.

Take to the Sky!

Make your visit to the Columbia Valley Area an unforgettable one with: Cessna Scenic Flights – Sailplane Discovery Flights – Ultra-Light Discovery Flights – Helicopter Scenic Flights There are 3 airports in the Columbia Valley to serve you and a number of businesses offering scenic tours, adventures and other air related services. The Invermere Airport is known to […]

Mountain Biking

The Columbia Valley has some of the best mountain biking trails in the province. From the low lying valley floor to the steep mountains, there is something for “bikers” at all levels of fitness and experience. The Columbia Cycling Society has been working alongside with Trails and Recreation sites B.C. to provide sustainable, well maintained, […]


Panorama Mountain Village and Fairmont Hot Springs Resort are the 2 local ski resorts offering family skiing, 4000 feet vertical, board/park and half pipe, x-Country skiing, and heli skiing. For snow conditions and more details: This is not all: within a 2 hour drive you can ski at Kicking Horse (Golden), Kimberley, Fernie, […]


The Windermere Valley Snowmobile club has its own groomer to keep the many trails smoothed out for riders. Periodically you will find them collecting a minimal fee for trail maintenance. There are many areas designated for snowmobiles and everyone from beginner to the experienced can find a place to ride. Going into the backcountry? Check […]

Nordic Skiing

The Columbia Valley offers a range of maintained cross country skiing trails for both classic and skate skiers of all skill levels. Toby Creek Nordic Club is an active group offering clinics on a regular basis. Edgewater The Edgewater trail system is another set of x-country trails that meander through the higher slopes on the Rockies […]

Columbia Valley Rockies – Junior Hockey Team

The Columbia Valley Rockies are a junior ice hockey team based in Invermere, British Columbia, Canada. They are members of the Eddie Mountain Division of the Kootenay Conference of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL). For more information about the team check out their website. 2017-2018 Home Game Schedule – all games 7:30pm unless […]

Lake Windermere Whiteway

WORLD’S LONGEST ICE SKATING TRAIL IN 2014! Celebrate winter in the Columbia Valley! The Lake Windermere Whiteway is located in the beautiful Columbia Valley in British Columbia, Canada. In 2014, the Whiteway won the world record for the longest skating trail boasting almost 30 KM (29.98 kms) of ice-skating as well as groomed skate and classic […]

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