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Fairmont Farmers Market

The Fairmont Farmers Market is held every Sunday morning in the summer from 10am-2pm.Take your time and stroll through the vendor booths featuring freshly made food, locally grown produce, and handcrafted items.After the market grab a coffee or lunch at Valley Coffee Co. and take a hike or walk on one of the many trails around Fairmont or a relaxing float down the river.

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Summer Things to Do in the Columbia Valley

Enjoy time unwinding and reconnecting in nature - soak in the hot springs, hike amongst the pine trees or relax in your private, fully-equipped accommodation.Here are some ideas to things to do in Summer in Fairmont and the Columbia Valley: Hike local trails such as; the Hoodoos, Mount Swansea or the Bugaboos.Golf is ON! Get in a round, or two, of golf. Hit the links at the Fairmont Hot Springs golf courses (Riverside & Mountainside), Copper Point, or Eagle Ranch. Or the whole family can join in the fun at Windermere Valley Golf Course or Coy's. With so many golf courses on your doorstep you'll be spoiled for choice! Soak in the Hot Springs at Radium - click here for opening times and for other ways to enjoy the water in the valley. Enjoy a leisurely ride through the town of Fairmont, check-out the new paved trail Legacy Trail from Fairmont to Invermere or hit the woodland slopes for some mountain action. Rent bikes at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort or Columbia Cycle in Invermere.Experience adventure exhilaration! Zip your way over trees and rivers or enjoy a Segway Tour with Scootin' Kootenay Tours - these TripAdvisor 5 star rated adventures are fun, easy and an accessible way to experience the Columbia Valley. You'll be guided on this adventure through lush forests along the Kootenay National Park Border. Checkout our current deals and specials!

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Winter Things to Do in the Columbia Valley

Hot Springs, skiing and snowboarding; skating, ice fishing and snowmobiling, OR cozy around the fire. We've got winter all bundled up!Here are some ideas to enjoy winter in the Columbia Valley: Grab a coffee at Fairmont's newest coffee house (The Local!) and take a wintery evening walk around the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort property to enjoy the lights. Walk, skate or cross-country ski along the Worlds Longest Skate Path - The Lake Windermere Whiteway. Just 10 minutes from Fairmont and 20 minutes from Panorama. (Top tip: rent skates in Invermere at Inside Edge) Soak in the Hot Springs at Radium, Fairmont (restrictions apply) or enjoy an authentic wilderness experience at Lussier Hot Springs or our local warm waterfall! Panorama is an exceptional ski area for families and all abilities. 40 minutes from Fairmont, the parking area makes it a breeze to access the slopes. Buy your lift passes with Fairmont Creek and go straight to the lift! Fairmont Ski Area is a small family hill prefect for beginners and a short drive from our Fairmont vacation rentals. Cut your own cross-country ski tracks around the Riverside Golf Course (rent skis in Invermere). Visit a brewery, distillery or both! With low-season rates and the quieter pace of the valley, the winter is a great time to visit - check out our WINTER STAYCATION FREE NIGHTS DEAL with rates starting from $90/night!

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Invermere Art Walk First Fridays 5-8pm


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Holiday Lights Tour of the Columbia Valley

Communities in the Columbia Valley are beautifully lit up in the holiday season! Grab a hot chocolate and go for a tour of the holiday lights through the towns of Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Wilmer, and Radium Hot Springs.


New Year’s Celebration, Radium Hot Springs

Annual New Years Eve and Birthday Party! Come join us on New Years Eve in the Village of Radium Hot Springs for the Village’s annual birthday party and New Years Eve celebration. Enjoy hot dogs and hot chocolate at Brent’s Shack from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. and watch the fireworks at the Springs Driving Range at 6:00 p.m. (sharp!).

Village Social


Toast & Jam takes place every Sunday at the Village Social Coffee Shop in Canal Flats! 11am-2pm every Sunday Bring your instrument to join the jam, or come listen! No cover charge. Everyone is welcome.

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Fall Fun in Fairmont Hot Springs

There's so much to do this fall in Fairmont Hot Springs! Make the most of your trip by checking out the many activities from hiking, biking, and relaxing.

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Radium Show 'n' Shine Car Show

The Columbia Valley Classic Car Club was formed in Radium Hot Springs in 1989, this was the first year the Radium Show & Shine was held. The inaugural event welcomed 75 cars and was located in the Radium Ball Field, now Legends Field. 2023, 32 years later the local Columbia Valley Classic Car Club welcomes over 1000 cars to the Village of Radium Hot Springs for this event that is now hosted on the Springs Course Driving Range. Take a look at the website details for a full weekend of fun starting on Friday with the Columbia Valley Classics Poker Run and Music on Main, with the Car Show running all day on Saturday, September 16.

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Christmas Parade & Light Up, Invermere

This event kicks off the holiday season in the valley with an official "Light Up" the downtown. Stroll the downtown shops - who often have great deals and gifts on this night, and pick up a hot cup of cocoa. You can warm yourself by one of the sidewalk bonfires and wait for Santa to arrive at the end of the Christmas parade. Great for people of all ages. Shopping stays open late. This event includes a Snowball and Gumball Drop with amazing prizes, live music, photos with Santa, official lighting of the town lights and much more!

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Holly Jolly Market

Pick up a festive local treat at the Holly Jolly Market! Friday evening and Saturday December 1-2, 2023.

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Village Sleigh Rides

Experience the magic of a Sleigh Ride in the Village! Your group will cozy up in a horse-drawn sleigh for a tour of the Village of Radium. Rides will be available for booking December 26-30, from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily. Rides must be booked in advance by contacting [email protected] or calling (250) 347-9331. Sleigh Rides are approximately 30 minutes long.

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Winter Wonderland Market

Join us at the Radium Hot Springs Centre for a festival winter market.December 29, 11:00am - 3:00pmDecember 30, 11:00am - 3:00pm

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Snowflake Festival & Taste of the Valley

A local tradition, the Snowflake Festival is a “must-do” event of the winter season. Join the celebration of winter at Kinsmen Beach in Invermere for an evening of food, entertainment, outdoor bonspiel curling, and fireworks. Events include: Taste of the Valley; Tour the participating local restaurants serving appetizer-sized portions of culinary delights. $10 passport book purchase required. Kick-off to the annual Bonspiel on the Lake weekend curling eventFamily skating and outdoor bonfires start at 5 pm Live entertainmentSnowflake Lounge (cash bar) for winter warm-up drinks Fireworks at 8 pm This is one of the most popular events year-round and the fireworks are always very impressive! More info

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Wings over the Rockies Festival

Inspired By NatureBird. Hike. Experience. Learn. 2023 Wings Over the Rockies Nature Festival May 6-12, 2024Our Festival is located in the beautiful upper Columbia River Valley centred around the mountain town of Invermere, British Columbia. Our schedule of events will be published online, March 30, 2023 and online tickets will be available for purchase on April 11, 2023. We plan to have over 100 events over 7 days, many new ones too! Please plan to come and join us in 2023!

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Movies in the Mountains

One of Invermere’s great summertime traditions is Movies in the Mountains at Pothole Park. Running every Monday at dusk in July & August, this family-friendly, free event is quite popular and fills up fast. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and visit with neighbours until the movie starts. Cash concession onsite for theatre treats.

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Attend Radium’s annual Market on Main this summer. The market takes place every Friday from 4-7pm through July & August at the Radium Visitor Centre. The market has a variety of products from art, jewelry, knitwear, spices, woodwork and so much more! Find a treat (or two) when visiting Market on Main.

Radium Music on Main


It’s time to groove the summer away! Located at Radium Hot Springs Visitor Centre, stop by Friday evenings to listen to music, shop at Market on Main and maybe even dance. Music on Main will run on Fridays in conjunction with the Market on Main from 6- 8 p.m. June 30: RivertownJuly 7: L8July 14: Waltzing Matilda’sJuly 21: Morgan ThomasJuly 28: Usual SuspectsAugust 4: jorb.coAugust 11: RockinomixAugust 18: Travis BoaAugust 25: The CorazonesSeptember 1: Strictly Recreational

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Canada Day Celebrations

Parade. Food Trucks. Live Music. Fireworks. With celebrations taking place all day long, the Columbia Valley sure knows how to throw a Canada Day party! Invermere Canada Day morning kick-offs around 11am with Parade down Main Street. The celebrations continue at Kinsmen Beach with the Mountain Mosiac Festival of the Arts, Face Painting and Food Trucks. Finish of the evening with Fireworks near Eddie Mountain Arena. Fairmont Hot Springs Resort This Canada Day, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort will be hosting an epic party with live music, Fireworks, Family Activities, Free Birthday Cake and more! Book your Family's Canada Day Long Weekend today!

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Canada Day Celebrations - Invermere

Celebrations in Invermere, BCGather in downtown Invermere for the biggest parade of the year. The fun starts at 11:00 am starting downtown Invermere and ending at Kinsmen Beach where the Mountain Mosaic Festival of the Arts gets underway.This is a free Festival for the whole family at Kinsmen Beach. Enjoy the Festival Stage featuring live entertainment. Art Tents, Build a Boat & Float Contest, live music, dance performances, food tents and more. Participate in the Transformation Station with face painting.Fireworks at 12 midnight, June 30th in Invermere at Kinsmen Beach.

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Locals Live Concert Series

Live music returns to Pothole Park on WEDNESDAY evenings this summer! The District of Invermere presents a free concert series “Locals Live” featuring nine bands who are ready to take the stage! Join us every WEDNESDAY in July & August in Pothole Park from 6:30pm-8:00pm for a rocking good time!

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Bull Riding in the Rockies

The Columbia Valley Rockies are proud to present the 23rd Annual Bull Riding in the Rockies and Family Dance! Food truck dinner (Peppis Pizza) from 4:00 pm; live music 4-6pm followed by Bull Riding, Rodeo Clowns and Mexican Poker from 6.30pm.

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Valley Appreciation Day, Invermere

Valley Appreciation Day has been one of the summer’s highlights in Invermere and the Columbia Valley BC each year for more than 30 years ~ always familiar yet always evolving into a bigger and better festival. The huge celebration takes place on Main Street in Invermere BC on a Saturday to coincide with the regular Farmers’ Market, making for a whole lot of fun for the whole family. Several blocks will be closed to traffic so there’s lots of room for the crowds of happy folks.

Loop The Lake

Loop the Lake

The Loop the Lake race event is located in the Columbia Valley, and the unparalleled scenery makes this event something special. We offer participants) a course through some of the most beautiful country in BC. The magnificent Purcell and Rocky mountain ranges flank the valley, and good weather and sunshine are the norm. You will fall in love with this event because of its fresh, peaceful, and rejuvenating surroundings. Bring your family and make the ‘Loop’ weekend into a short summer trip. There is something for everyone before and after the event!

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Flats Fest

Enjoy a full weekend of live music in the friendly town of Canal Flats! This year we have a full weekend of entertainment on 2 separate won't miss a beat! The main stage is refered to as the COLUMBIA Stage and then the KOOTENAY Stage will host a variety of music entertainment in between the Columbia Stage acts. No downtime in between artists, so get your dancing shoes...or boots...ready to enjoy this fantastic lineup of talented artists! Headliners will take to the main stage, and the incredible local talent on a side stage will entertain guests between main stage sets. During the show, families will also find entertainment in the children's section with face-painting and other fun-filled activities for all ages. As well, a market is located onsite with local vendors selling food, clothing, jewelry and many other unique crafts and wares.

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Salmon Run

View the spectacular bright red Kokanee Salmon on their annual run! The fish can be viewed at several locations throughout the Columbia Valley; a great spot is the Columbia River take out in Fairmont Hot Springs.