Things to do

Disc Golf at The Raven's Nest

Summer 2021 we are bringing a brand new 18 basket disc golf course to the property

Disc golf will be free for guests

 

Columbia River Float
-Fairmont Hot Springs-

On a hot summer day, we highly recommend going for a float down the beautiful Columbia River

There are tubes to rent for the day at Fairmont Out Post

You might need a paddle to navigate the windy river and life jackets if you are not a strong swimmer

The float is often enjoyed on kayaks or paddle boards as well

It can take between 1.5-3.5 hours depending on where you enter the river

and if the river is high (spring time - much faster) or low (late Aug/Sept - quite slow)

There are a few different places you can enter the river...

  • Down Columbia River Road on your way to Columbia Lake Provincial Park the road will become gravel, keep going until the road is right beside the river, there are a few parking spots. This will be a longer float

  • Off Columbia River Road take a right before it becomes gravel, there are some parking spots and a rough road down to the river with a bit of a pebbley beach

  • Spruce Grove Campground has a nice riverside beach to start your float

  • The Highway bridge just north of Spruce Grove, a bit of a rough start but very convenient and suitable to walk back to from the take out

You will float by Riverside Golf Course and into the Meadows. You will want to exit the river at the corner of River Dr. & Downey Ave. The spot is quite obvious from the river and you will see some out houses and picnic tables.

Use caution in the river, it can be deep and there are currents

Be sure to pack out what you pack in - do not allow your garbage to enter our beautiful river

Hit the Beach

We have many lakes in the area, the two largest and most commonly visited are

Columbia Lake, just south from us and Windermere Lake, just north of us

 

The nearest access to a beach is through Fairmont down Columbia River Road

and into Columbia Lake Provincial Park. The road is gravel but does not require 4x4. There is a nice parking area and outhouses for public use, from there it is a bit of a walk (700m?) downhill to the beach

The water is quite shallow/gradual and the ground is rocky

Kinsmen Park, located in Invermere, is the perfect family friendly beach

offering a sandy beach, a play structure, splash pad and public water slides in the lake

The beach has a cafe and a pub just steps away

Some more close access beaches...

Windermere Beach, James Chabot Provincial Park, Tilley Memorial Park

Special Events

We love our local farmers markets. Friday evenings in Radium Hot Springs, Saturday mornings downtown Invermere and Sunday mornings in Fairmont Hot Springs.
 

The Valley is also bringing you special events all year round!

 

Places to Eat​

A few of our favourite local restaurants..

From Scratch, Tony's Greek Grill, Rocky River Grill, Fuze,

The Hot Spot, Ullr Bar, Fairmont Pizza & Ice Cream 

Outdoor Adventures

The Columbia Valley is truly an endless playground for outdoor enthusiasts!

While there are many trails for biking and hiking or lakes and rivers for swimming and fishing,

there are many, many more adventures awaiting you!

White water rafting, zip lining, paint balling (across the road from us!), paragliding, golfing, horseback riding, funtasia fun park, segway tours, boat & seadoo rentals, kayaking, atv tours, rock climbing....

Valley Zipline Adventures

Zipline tours, Jump tower, climbing wall.. Loads of fun for the whole family!

Paintball

Right across the road from us,  great group activity!

Escape Room

Ready for a challenge?

An adventure that will test your skills to escape with your team

Toby Creek Adventures

Canada’s Premier Snowmobile and ATV Adventure Centre

Scootin' Kootenay Tours

A guided tour through the great outdoors on an all-terrain electric segway!

Skookum Adventures

River tours including rafting, inflatable kayaking 

and Whitewater Tubing 

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The Raven's Nest Resort & Campground - Fairmont Hot Springs BC - 250 688 6378