Welcome to the most diverse “Mountain Biking Paradise” in the country. The Columbia Valley lies within the majestic “Valley of a Thousand Peaks”, located between the Rocky and Purcell Mountain Ranges in Supernatural British Columbia’s East Kootenays. The Columbia Valley is home to a diverse mix of communities. Invermere and Radium Hot Springs are the main centres and offer a wide range of visitor services and activities. Only 3 hours’ drive from Calgary, Alberta you will find hundreds of kms of world class trails.

Discover smooth single track through valley forests, epic descents from alpine peaks, challenging technical downhill trails, relaxed recreational routes and exciting bike park maintained trails. There is something for everyone, from enthusiastic recreational riders to seasoned pros! We have it all!

Accommodation? No problem! From 4-star resorts to rustic backcountry camping - you choose. Ride hard all day, then soak your aching muscles in the rejuvenating waters of local hot springs. Stop in to our local Visitor Information Centres for maps and information.

Tight and technical or forest fun - find your flow! 

Columbia Valley on Trailforks.com

With mountain peaks everywhere, massive canyons, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, and hot mineral pools the Columbia Valley is an outdoor oasis.

read more…

Columbia Valley Cycling Society – Since inception in 2006, the dedicated volunteers of the CVCS have worked diligently to advance the sport of cycling in the Columbia Valley, British Columbia.
Panorama Mountain Resort - It has a view of a thousand peaks with iconic Mount Nelson standing tall over the intimate, inviting village. There’s nothing to remind you that there’s a world out there. And in every direction, inspiring vistas to wonder at. There is endless outdoor activities as well as indoor luxuries.
Columbia Valley Greenways Trails Alliance (CVGTA) – The CVGTA is a non-profit organization, based out of the Columbia Valley, that has been working to develop a network of trails to connect our communities since 2000.  Click here to check out their new Trails App!
Columbia Valley Visitor Information Links – Need help planning your trip? Check out the useful websites below or contact the Kootenay National Park Visitor Centre Visitor Centre for more detailed information.
  • Radium Chamber of Commerce – The Village of Radium Hot Springs is home to the famous Radium Hot Springs Mineral Pools. This small, visitor-friendly community is busy with activities, special events and attractions. Whether it be our championship golf courses, whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, trail riding, shopping or just relaxing in one of our many fine restaurants, you will find all you need to enjoy a fabulous holiday.
  • Invermere Panorama Tourism – The community of Invermere on the Lake is the valley center conveniently surrounded by Radium Hot Springs, Panorama Mountain Village and Fairmont Hot Springs and Columbia Lake to the south and a gateway to the entire Kootenay Rockies Tourism Region. Invermere on the Lake is both a popular visitor and a thriving business centre for the surrounding communities. A popular seasonal/vacation home destination, Invermere together with the year round resident base, make for a exceptionally vibrant community as a top skiing and winter destination as well as golf, mountains and the lake in the summer summer.
  • High Country Vacation Rentals
  • Nipika Resort Event Listings
  • Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce 

 

Driving - The Columbia Valley is located on the west side of the Canadian Rocky Mountains along Highway 95 and includes the communities of Radium Hot Springs, Invermere, and Panorama Resort.  Driving times are approximately 3 hours from Calgary, 8 hours from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver, or 5 hours from Spokane, Washington.

Flying - Calgary International Airport has most major airlines and convenient car rentals to get you on your way to your final destination in the Columbia Valley.

Local Services

News

Beer and Bikes Tour: Exploring the Lesser Known

Looking for a trip that combines flowly singletrack with flowing beer? This 7-day mountain bike trip through BC’s interior is just the ticket. Explore BC’s lesser known bike regions of Merritt, Invermere, Cranbrook, Castlegar, and more on this trip built just for you.

read more

Columbia Valley Greenways Trail Alliance

The Columbia Valley Greenways Trail Alliance was formed through the merging of eight local trail advocacy and stewardship groups including Columbia River Greenways Alliance, Columbia Valley Cycling Society, Summit Trail Makers, Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club, Purcell...

read more