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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 full week of May, valley residents celebrate the return of more than 250 species of birds during the educational and entertaining Wings Over the Rockies Nature Festival. 

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort 

Piccadilly Motel

Tucked in the heart of Radium Hot Springs, BC is a hidden jewel waiting for you to discover. With its bright splashes of Britannia red, The Piccadilly welcomes you to relax, refresh, and explore the wonders of the beautiful Columbia Valley. We put the British in British Columbia!

Experience the great outdoors with our all-inclusive Golf Stay & Play Packages or, simply enjoy a getaway in our well-appointed lodge rooms and private cottages.

Our vintage double-decker bus from Liverpool, along with our telephone box, are just waiting for you to strike a pose. The charming settings will transport you to another level.

We cannot wait to see you at The Piccadilly!