Recreation & Activities
The Columbia Valley offers a large variety of outdoor recreation and activities including…
The Kootenay Rockies region of BC is, quite simply, a golf lover’s paradise. Many of Canada’s top ranked courses are located here. From Golden to Cranbrook you will find 15 to choose from.
Nearby, in Invermere, visit the sandy beaches of James Chabot Provincial Park on the north end of Windermere Lake. Also on the lake, visit the Kinsmen Beach and Park.
Fish the pristine mountain lakes and glacier fed creeks of the Columbia Valley. Paddlers can navigate the Columbia River on a scenic day trip.
Enjoy the rapids of Toby Creek, the fast running Kicking Horse River or you can tempt the boisterous whitewater on the Kootenay River.
Hiking & Mountain Biking
Hikers and cyclists will find a variety of scenic mountain terrain to explore. There are several well marked trails in the Radium Hot Springs area to choose from.
The world-renowned Columbia River Wetlands are a vital habitat for an abundant wildlife population including hundreds of bird species.
Book your Head Banger Tour and See the Bighorns up close & personal. Learn about their history, habits and future for the ultimate bighorn sheep experience!
For the daring, the Purcell Mountains provide opportunities for world-renowned heli-skiing adventures.
Skiing & Snowboarding
Visit the four-season Panorma Mountain Village resort for skiing and boarding this winter or any of these great ski resorts within a 2.5 hour drive from Radium Hot Springs; Fairmont, Kicking Horse (Golden), Kimberley, Fernie, Sunshine (Banff) or Lake Louis. Bighorn Meadows central location allows you to ski a different hill each day of your vacation.
Hundreds of kilometres of unploughed roads and trails within the Purcell and Rocky mountains are available for snowmobiling. Guided tours are available in the area if you are not familiar.
Edgewater, Nipika Mountain Resort, or the trails at Panorama Mountain Village are ideal for cross-country skiing.
During the winter months you might want to sharpen your skates and head out to the Frozen Windermere Lake and go ice skating or stop by the local skating rink for a game of ice hockey with the locals.