Kootenay Rockies & Columbia Valley
Local Area Guide

Known for its scenic beauty and endless outdoor recreation, the Columbia Valley and Kootenay Rockies is one of western Canada's best year round playgrounds. Opportunities abound in our valley to experience new adventures, connect with nature and our local landscapes as well as our local people, hot spots, festivals and events.We are eager for you to partake in the many activities, attractions, events and hot spots in our valley. May the information provided here help plan a memorable BC Rockies vacation. 


Located on the western slopes of the Canadian Rockies, our destinations include attractions and activities in Invermere, Windermere, Radium Hot Springs, Panorama Mountain Village, Fairmont Hot Springs, Kimberley and Fernie, BC.


These hot spots are many of the favourite places frequented by locals. What better way to find out the best spots for breakfast, lunch, dinner, apres ski or that perfect latte?

Local Events

The Columbia Valley and Kootenay Rockies are hosts to many of the best festivals and events in BC. From the Snowflake Festival in January in Invermere to Radium's Music and Market on Main in the summer months, your vacation can be as busy or as relaxed as you like.

Festivals & Events in the Area

Photo & Video Gallery

Our photos and videos do their best to show the beauty of our landscapes and the style of our properties, but there is really nothing like being here and seeing for yourself.

View our Photo & Video Gallery

Maps & Weather

Welcome to Warm Side of the Rockies! In the Kootenays we have the beauty of being on the western slope of the Canadian Rockies at a lower altitude, which serves up warmer temperatures and sunnier days than our neighbours to the east in Canmore, Lake Louise and Banff, Alberta. Warmer temperatures means you can enjoy a longer golf season, you can go for a swim and put your boat in the water in May. In the winter time it means weather systems that come across from the Pacific Coast and dump powder in our valley; hence our vacation rental properties are located in BC's Powder Highway.

Local Maps & Weather Conditions

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