Area & Activities

The Great Outdoors

Championship golf. Inviting lakes. Acclaimed alpine resorts. Soothing mineral hot springs. A legendary river.  More unspoiled wilderness than you can explore in a lifetime. Is it any wonder the Columbia Valley is such a popular draw for people with passions for the great outdoors?

Tee off at any of nine golf courses within a 20-minute drive of CastleRock (plus another six courses just over an hour away). Ski the renowned slopes of Panorama Mountain Village or brush up on your skills at Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Resort. Make a splash on Lake Windermere’s vibrant summertime scene, or pursue a trophy catch in the area’s many blue-ribbon lakes and rivers. Sink into the soothing waters of Radium or Fairmont Hot Springs or make a great escape into the vastness of the Valley’s backcountry.

Enlarging the Columbia Valley’s extraordinary appeal are Invermere’s many urban comforts and cultural attractions. Spend a weekend exploring the town’s boutique shops. Satisfy your appetite for unique dining experiences at restaurants that range from energetic, pub-style environs to casual fine dining. Join in the fun at a number of annual events and festivals, from Loop the Lake to Wings over the Rockies and the Farmers Market – held each summer on the streets in downtown Invermere.