Columbia Valley BC | Business, Travel Info & Events Guide

Welcome to BC’s spectacular Columbia Valley!

Just a scenic 2½ hour drive from Calgary, Alberta and convenient to the US border, the Columbia Valley is situated in the southeast corner of the province of British Columbia between the Rocky and Purcell Mountains, following the upper Columbia River from its headwaters in Columbia Lake. The clear sparkling lakes, breathtaking scenery, world-class ski resorts, championship golf courses, soothing hot springs, unique shops and cultural festivals make the area an all-season recreational paradise, offering something for everyone.

What’s new in the Valley?


This Calgary family gets around the Valley… mostly on bikes!

This Calgary family spends a lot of time biking in the Columbia Valley and has a great blog to show
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Oktoberfest in the Bavarian City of the Rockies

[October 3, 2015] In Kimberley BC, known as the Bavarian City of the Rockies, Oktoberfest is a spectacular festival celebrated
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[October] Oktoberfest is a beer and merry-making festival originating in Germany over 180 years ago. It is celebrated in countries
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Kimberley Underground Mining Railway

Kimberley's Underground Mining Railway is a novel tourist attraction with a fascinating 100+-year-old history, beginning with the famous Sullivan mine.
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Mountainside Market – Fairmont Hot Springs

Mountainside Market in Fairmont is family-owned & offers the best and freshest food while not straining your budget. Baked goods,
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Mountainside Market – Radium Hot Springs

Mountainside Market in Radium is family-owned and offers the best and freshest food while not straining your budget. Baked goods,
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Pynelogs Cultural Centre and Art Gallery

A beautiful 100-year-old Invermere BC building, Pynelogs Art Gallery and Cultural Centre is the home of the Columbia Valley Arts
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Radium Hot Springs Sunrise Rotary Club

Radium Hot Springs Sunrise Rotary Club is a group of enthusiastic business people and retirees who strive to make their
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Kindersley Sinclair Trail

The Kindersley Sinclair Trail, with a 16.5km elevation gain, offers the most strenuous hiking adventure in Kootenay National Park but
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Columbia Valley Farmers Markets

Columbia Valley Farmers Markets are a fun, part of a long tradition in rural BC. Visitors come for the freshest
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Columbia Valley Transit

Relax and enjoy the ride on a Columbia Valley Transit bus. A good solution for medical appointments, shopping trips, mobility
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The Burgess Shale with Wapta Mountain in the background (Photo by JB Caron)

History of the Burgess Shale

The history of the Burgess Shale discoveries in Yoho National Park have provided an amazing window into what the world
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