The Columbia Valley

Town of Invermere

The Columbia Valley is one of North America's spectacular playgrounds. Home to the continent's largest Wildlife Conservancy Area and headwaters of the mighty Columbia River, this area is unmatched in scope & diversity of plants, animals and activities for everyone to enjoy. 


For decades, Western Canadians have been coming to this area to enjoy the bounty of an unparalled natural environment. It is one of North America's great golf destination trails, offers several ski resorts within an easy drive, includes heli-skiing, along with a host of other activities for all members of the family.

Panorama Mountain Village, Kicking Horse and Kimberly are ski resorts within a short drive. Fernie Ski Resort and Lake Louise are also within reach for day skiing.

Lake Windermere and Columbia Lake offer numerous beaches and boating of all types. Spend the day canoeing the incredible wetlands or tube the headwaters of the Columbia River. Enjoy wakeboarding on the lake or simply people watch from one of the many beaches.
You can spend the day at Radium Hot Springs or Fairmont Hot Springs, two of North America’s largest hot springs locations. You can also enjoy the pools and hot tubs at Panorama.

Golf at one of the many courses, up and down the valley. Whether you are just beginning or are a scratch golfer, looking for the ultimate challenge, one thing is for sure; the friendliness or hospitality you experience is unmatched anywhere.

For biking enthusiasts, there are trails for beginners to hardcore. You can meander along a river shore or feel the rush of one of the downhill trails at Panaorma. Head out for the day with a picnic lunch and family in tow or watch the kids, geared up like gladiators, heading out for a hard ride.


Please don't forget to check out Invermerepanorama.com for more information about Panorama and the Valley.