Fairmont Hot Springs and the Columbia Valley area, between Radium and Canal Flats, is host to many of the best festivals and events in BC. From the East Kootenay Wine Festival in November to Starlight Challenge at the Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Resort in February, your Fairmont Hot Springs vacation can be as busy or as relaxed as you like.
Torchlight Parade at Fairmont Resort
December 24, 2017
Located at the Fairmont Ski Hill on Christmas Eve, dozens of skiers and their blazing torches wind down the slopes through the darkness during this annual event – a cherished tradition that kicks off the holiday season at the resort.
Every Friday in February
Every Friday evening, during the month of February, the Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Resort turns on the floodlights and hosts the popular annual Starlight Challenge, now in its 33rd year. Races include 4 person teams and individual racers, both skiers and snowboarders.
Winter in Motion Festival
December - March
The Columbia Valley doesn't slow down when the snow hits! We turn up the volume on getting outdoors in our winter wonderland.
December - March is the time to be in the Columbia Valley to enjoy the following activities and events.Click here for a full list of events.
Kinsmen Ice Fishing Derby
January 28, 2017
The 16th Annual Ice Fishing Derby drops line on Saturday, January 28 from 9 am to 3 pm . Registration begins at 8 am. The derby is $35 per person. Catch a net full of squaw fish and you could win up to $500 (prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place). Follow up the fishing action with a great post-derby meal and drink at the Station Pub with your fellow ice fishermen.
East Kootenay Wine Festival
November 5, 2016
The East Kootenay Wine Festival celebrates the very best wines from British Columbia. The 15th annual event will again feature over 50 of BC's most acclaimed wineries. Get your tickets now as this event sells out every year. For details visit https://www.fairmonthotsprings.com/events-and-festivals/wine-festival/
Wings Over the Rockies
May 9 - 15, 2017
Wings takes place in Radium, Brisco, Edgewater, Windermere, Panorama, Fairmont and Canal Flats. Many different aspects of migration will be explored including the migration of waterfowl and songbirds and the seasonal movement of ungulates, carnivores, butterflies, bats, fish and even humans. The festival coincides with International Migratory Bird Day and will include hikes, river floats, workshops, presentations, children's activities, guest speakers, exhibits, food and more.