Adventures & Attractions
The only tough part about summer in the Columbia Valley? Choosing what to do first.
Funtasia Fun Park
Play the day away at Funtasia Fun Park! Just north of Fairmont Hot Springs, Funtasia Fun Park is a fun day for all ages. Enjoy a petting zoo (donkeys, mini horses, rabbits, llama, and more), mini golf and bumper cars.
Ozzie's Amusements n Windermere is great fun for the whole family! This activity park is located 15 minutes from our Fairmont Hot Springs properties and is a great spot for go-karting and mini golf along with a snack bar.
Open from May long weekend until Thanksgiving.
Mineral Mountain Ziplines
Mineral Mountain Ziplines located at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is a six-line course which features 6 mind-blowing lines that provide a thrilling combination of speed, height, and distance. Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding Hoodoos, Columbia Lake, Rocky Mountains and more!
Panorama Adventure Camp
Panorama Kids Camp, located at Panorama Mountain Resort, runs for two weeks in the summer for hcildren ages 7 - 12 years old. Each day has a theme and will get kids hands-on exploring the outdoors, experiencing all Panorama resort has to offer, and building friendships with the group and dedicated leaders!
Monday July 12 - Friday July 16
Monday August 16 - Friday August 20
Fairmont Hot Springs Kids Camp
Join the super fun Activity Experts for a day (or half day) of excitement & adventure with a day camp at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Fairmont Kids Camp is just 10 minutes from our Fairmont Hot Springs vacation rentals.
For kids ages 5-12 (5 year olds need to have completed kindergarten), the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort offers full-day & half-day kids camps Monday-Friday throughout the summer with a different theme every day. Full-day camps include lunch and there is an option join for half a day in the morning or afternoon.
Outside Guests: Full Day $35 | Half Day $24
Full Day: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM | Half Day: 9-12 or 1-4
All days include lunch (for full day campers), a trip to base camp, a craft, and lots of fun activities!
Base Camp Family Adventure Zone
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort's Base Camp is a great place for family fun. The adventure zone includes mini-golf, and the new multi-sport complex. The Discovery Day Pass includes Hot Springs Pools access and is your best value.
Scootin’ Kootenay Segway Tours
Segways are a unique, fun, and accessible way to experience the Columbia Valley! You'll be guided on this adventure through lush forests along the Kootenay National Park Border at Radius Retreat.
Scootin' Kootenay Segway Tours is located about 20 minutes away from Fairmont Hot Springs.
Windermere Beach is is located a quick 10-minute drive from Fairmont Hot Springs. This public beach offers a pebbly entry to the water, picnic tables, a small playground, shade, washrooms, and a swimming dock.
Canal Flats Beach, Tilley Memorial Park
Enjoy the crisp, fresh waters of Columbia Lake in Canal Flats. Tilley Memorial Park is located 20 minutes south of Fairmont on Columbia Lake with pebble beach, covered picnic tables, outhouses, boat launch.
Note that user fees apply at $3/day.
James Chabot Provincial Park
Enjoy the warm waters of Lake Windermere! James Chabot Provincial Park is a free day-use beach located just 15 minutes from rentals in Fairmont Hot Springs and Panorama.
A broad, sandy beach backed with open, grassy play areas offers pleasant surroundings for families who enjoy lakeshore recreation. Windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming are popular activities. There is an adventure playground and a volleyball court.
Kinsmen Beach is the perfect place to relax and play on Lake Windermere! Kinsmen Beach is located just past Main Street on Invermere, perfect for walking to after lunch or peruse of local shops.
Located about 25 minutes drive north of Fairmont, find sandy beaches, picnic tables, washrooms, playgrounds, spray water park, concession stand, and kayak/canoe/SUP rentals.
|Richardson Crescent, East Kootenay F, BC|
Columbia Lake is a beautifully blue lake perfect for swimming, boating, and paddling! Explore the quieter side of the Columbia Valley by soaking up the sunshine on the beach or renting a paddleboard for a lake excursion.
To access Columbia Lake, head to Tilley Memorial Park in Canal Flats, about 20 minutes from Fairmont.
Lake Windermere is the perfect place to experience summer in the Columbia Valley. Swimming, boating, paddling, sunbathing, and beachgoing await!
Invermere has two access points. One under the bridge, turn left at the first lights and then left down the gravel access road. Second is below the Bayshore condos; through downtown, left just after the bakery and then on your left there is a small sign indicating the launch access.
Windermere has two boat launches. One at the Tretheway neighbourhood and one on lower Baltac Rd.
Kootenay River Runners
Kootenay River Runners offers half- or full-day trips out on the rapids! Choose your own adventure with three different rivers and creeks to book.
Your options include rafting the glacier-fed waters of the Toby Creek (fast & fun), Kootenay River (wilderness adventure) or Kicking Horse River (extreme whitewater) makes for an exhilarating day and a memorable vacation.
Columbia River Paddle
Columbia River Paddle offers a fleet of canoes, kayaks, and SUPs for a day out on the lake.
Feeling adventurous? Why not push out into the fertile Columbia Valley Wetlands on rental and enjoy a first-rate view. Or, book a guided tour to discover the Columbia River Wetland’s secrets, facts, and animal life from an experienced guide.
Toby Creek Adventures
An unforgettable adventure! With over 32,000 acres of terrain, Toby Creek Adventures can offer you the tour of a lifetime. Trips cater to the first-timers through to seasoned riders.
In the winter, hop on a snowmobile and enjoy the snowy scenery! In the summer, take an exciting quad tour and adventure to hidden spots.
A Bar Z Mountain Adventure
A Bar Z Mountain Adventure is located at Panorama Mountain Resort. Perfect for those looking to get out for a horseback adventure, the A Bar Z team can tailor a trip for your experience, desired length, and scenery.
Visit Canada's Highest Suspension Bridges! Explore the Golden Skybridge with amazing views of the canyon, creek and waterfall below. Young kids will love the fun adventure playground, and those up for adventure will take on the aerial park and zipline!
The Golden Skybridge is located a scenic 1.5 hour drive from properties in Fairmont Hot Springs & Panorama.
Photo: Kootenay Rockies Tourism / Mitch Winton
BC Bird Trail
Did you know? Many species of birds call the Columbia Valley home! Fairmont Hot Springs is nestled in the BC Bird Trail! The Columbia Valley Bird Trail stretches alongside the Columbia River to Golden. Birders in the area will be treated to quiet birdwatching spots, scenic hiking trails, and serene paddles along the Columbia River.
Hot Springs on the Hill - First Nations Baths
|5225 Fairmont Resort Rd, Fairmont Hot Springs, BC V0B 1L1|
Located just behind the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort mineral Hot Springs pools, the First Nations Baths are a unique spot to visit and soak in the history of the area. Here, visitors can view the rock tubs, sheltered in the rock bathhouse.