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?
Bugaboo Provincial Park is one of the world’s great alpine rock climbing centres. Conquer the spectacular granite spires in thisRead More
This Calgary family spends a lot of time biking in the Columbia Valley and has a great blog to showRead More
[October 3, 2015] In Kimberley BC, known as the Bavarian City of the Rockies, Oktoberfest is a spectacular festival celebratedRead More
[October] Oktoberfest is a beer and merry-making festival originating in Germany over 180 years ago. It is celebrated in countriesRead More
Kimberley’s Underground Mining Railway is a novel tourist attraction with a fascinating 100+-year-old history, beginning with the famous Sullivan mine.Read More
A beautiful 100-year-old Invermere BC building, Pynelogs Art Gallery and Cultural Centre is the home of the Columbia Valley ArtsRead More
Radium Hot Springs Sunrise Rotary Club is a group of enthusiastic business people and retirees who strive to make theirRead More
The Kindersley Sinclair Trail, with a 16.5km elevation gain, offers the most strenuous hiking adventure in Kootenay National Park butRead More
Columbia Valley Farmers Markets are a fun, part of a long tradition in rural BC. Visitors come for the freshestRead More
Relax and enjoy the ride on a Columbia Valley Transit bus. A good solution for medical appointments, shopping trips, mobilityRead More
The history of the Burgess Shale discoveries in Yoho National Park have provided an amazing window into what the worldRead More
South of Fairmont Hot Springs along Hwy 93/95 you will be amazed by the Fairmont Hoodoos, for they are aRead More