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
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!
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!
Right across the road from us, great group activity!
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!