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Upper Columbia Valley


The Upper Columbia Valley in East Kootenay, British Columbia, Canada, is located between the Rocky Mountains in the east and the Purcells in the west. The headwaters of the Columbia River originate in the Columbia Lake near the village of Canal Flats, and the river continues north for more than 200 km before bending southward reaching the Pacific Ocean at Astoria, Oregon, 2000 km from its point of origin.

Visitors can find a variety of accommodations, activities and amenities in the towns and villages located along the valley. The roads north and south of Invermere are a sightseer’s delight. In every direction, visitors spot bighorn sheep, deer, elk, moose and even the occasional black bear. Along with countless mountain fishing lakes, the valley boasts two of the finest recreation lakes, Lake Windermere and Columbia Lake.

Each year, during the first week of May, valley residents celebrate the return of more than 250 species of birds during the educational and entertaining Wings Over the Rockies Festival. Engage in bird watching, one of the world’s fastest growing recreational activities and discover the habitats that sustain them.

The accomodations listed below offer special rates for the Festival in 2017. Some on the list will be updated soon.

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Fairmont Creek Vacation Rentals
Nature-Lover's Special Offer
Enjoy 25% off vacation rentals in Fairmont Hot Springs.
Choose from 2, 3 and 4 bedroom town-homes with spectacular mountain views near the Fairmont Hot Springs pools. Our Marble Canyon town-homes and full condo-style units at Residences at Fairmont Ridge include full kitchens, spacious living areas with fireplaces, decks, BBQs, and more.
25% OFF valid May 3-15, 2018
BOOK ONLINE or call 1-877-646-5890


2016 rate for 2 people, $110 for an A/C unit with full kitchen, two rooms, two queen beds, full bathroom. $20 for extra person. $90 for unit without kitchen, a queen bed, bathroom, fridge, and coffee maker. Free Wi-fi. Contact by phone 1 877 977 5252 or 250 342 9552.


Timbers Resort, Columbia Lake
Set amongst towering Douglas firs, the TImbers Resort is home to seven pet-friendly cabins perched above Columbia Lake. All cabins are equipped with full kitchens, hot water, bathrooms and BBQs. The onsite playground and outdoor games area is popular for families.
50% off your 2nd and subsequent night
Valid May 3-15, 2018
BOOK ONLINE or call 1-877-646-5890








Bighorn Meadows Resort is located in Radium Hot Springs, along the Springs golf course. The Resort offers beautifully appointed 1, 2 or 3 bedroom suites with golf course or mountain views, fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens, washer and dryers and private balconies with BBQs. On site amenities include an outdoor pool, hot tubs, fitness centre, meeting room and complimentary internet.


Guest room $89/night (sleeps 2)

1 bedroom suite $139/night (sleeps 4)

2 bedroom suite $209/night (sleeps 6)

3 bedroom suite $259/night (sleeps 8)

Minimum 2 nights stay, valid May 5 – 17, 2018.

Visit www.BighornMeadowsResort.com to view the Resort. Call 250.347.2323 and ask for the “Wings” special to book.






Winner of Trip Advisor 2016 award of excellence

Experience a memorable escape from the ordinary. Just meters from the beach in Windermere in quiet surroundings. Be prepared to be pampered. It's the little extras that make your getaway special.



Our hotel has 48 rooms, we are presently under renovations with some of our newly renovated ones available. Depending on what you are looking for we have King rooms, 2 queen room, king kitchenette, 2 queen kitchenette, family suite with 2 king beds and a bunk bed. Junior suite with 2 kings and a sitting area. We are presently building but not quite ready yet..rooms with 3 queen beds, and private jacuzzi suites.












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