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9 Fun Winter Activities in the Columbia Valley, BC

The Columbia Valley, located in southeast British Columbia, is only a three hour drive from Calgary. It bills itself as the "warm side of the Rockies" as temperatures are often warmer than the eastern side of the Rockies. In the winter the Columbia Valley really is an outdoor adventure playground. Every time I visit I discover something new to do. You can sure stay busy in the Columbia Valley with these nine ideas for outdoor…

Skating, Skiing & Biking the Lake Windermere Whiteway

You'll find Lake Windermere in the Columbia Valley between the Rocky Mountains to the east and the Purcell Mountains to the west. The lake is the winter home of the Whiteway, a recently declared Guinness World Record holder with the title as the longest naturally frozen skating trail in the world with 29.8 kilometres of cleared ice. By the time December rolls around and the lake is frozen solidly, the Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club goes…

A Winter Weekend in BC’s Columbia Valley

Head to BC's Columbia Valley in the winter for skiing, skating and long soaks in the Radium Hot Springs. It's only a three hour drive from Calgary - and an unbelievably scenic drive at that.  We elected to stay at Bighorn Meadows - a luxury condominium complex in the town of Radium Hot Springs. From the comfort of our room we enjoyed awesome views of the Columbia Valley. Another fantastic sunrise We also had a…

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