British Columbia Travel Guide
The unofficial BC Travel & Tourism Guide
Known as "The Valley of Hundred Peaks", the Columbia Valley landscape is the shared home of Invermere, the Purcell Mountains, Radium Hot Springs, the Canal Flats, Panorama, Windermere, and Fairmont Hot Springs. It is also slated around the Kootenay River, Kicking Horse River, and Toby Creek where water sports and canoeing adventures began over one hundred years ago.
With all the varied country, Fairmont Hot Springs is poised perfectly to allow visitors to visit the surrounding areas and natural wonders. There are several tours operators, equipment rental agencies, and resort accommodations to put guests mountainside to the year round activity. Families will enjoy the variety of restaurants and the family centres with indoor and outdoor fun.
The bold adventure traveler will find that there is no shortage of action guided backcountry hiking or heliskiing, whitewater river rafting, canoe tours, mountaineering, numerous golf greens, glacier sightseeing, cross-country skiing and much much more tie memorable days together completed with a long soak in the natural hot springs modern complex or hike to the outdoor falls and the world's largest natural mineral pool on your own.
Visitors looking to fish can expect a wide selection of fish to fill the rivers and lakes - Dolly Varden, Rainbow, Cut-throat, Eastern Brook trout, Mountain Whitefish and Kokanee are the most popular "catches of the day". Hunting big game by guide includes the heavy population of bear, cougar, caribou, elk, mountain goat, and deer in the area.
Besides the outdoors being active and fun it is also extremely inspirational and well celebrated. The valley shares a lively arts community, galleries, cultural activities, and several annual events which happen throughout the year.
By road visitors will find Fairmont Hot Springs located in the Kootenay Mountains on Highway 93/95 between Windermere and Canal Flats.
Radium Hot Springs
Fabulous Valley Golf Courses
The Hot Springs – warm, odourless and sulphur-less waters – had been healing waters of the First Nations for hundreds of years along hunting and trading routes until they were discovered by the explorer Simpson in 1841.
Summer average 25 degrees Celsius
Winter average -1 degree Celsius
For more information please visit www.adventurevalley.com/
Fairmont Hot Springs Accommodations
Fairmont Hot Springs Things to Do