Summer Adventures

There’s no shortage of things to do in this lake, golf and ski district

  • Get outside and explore Invermere’s incredible backyard with this list of fun summer activities

There’s no shortage of things to do in this lake, golf and ski district, a popular playground for Albertans. Check out some of the amazing things happening in the Columbia Valley this summer!


Copper Point Resort puts you in the heart of Kootenay golf country. The resort provides a distinctive Columbia Valley golf experience. The Columbia Valley Golf Trail’s nine courses – including two onsite at Copper Point Resort – are within a 25-minute drive and more than 16 others are in the area. Copper Point Resort, Invermere’s newest upscale resort, is situated on two existing golf courses, Copper Point Golf Club and The Ridge at Copper Point.


Glacier Raft Adventures

Offers rafting trips for all levels of adventure seekers from family white water on Toby Creek, Scenic Floats on the Columbia River, to the mightiest rafting river in BC aptly named the Kicking Horse!

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Columbia River Kayak & Canoe

Is your one stop shop for everything the Columbia River has to offer. Offering Interpretive and self-guided tours for all ages.

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Toby Creek Adventures

Offers snowmobile and ATV tours for all levels of daredevil. There guided tours guarantee fun for the whole family.

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Reel Axe Adventures

Knows how to put the Axe in Axtreme. Offering fully stocked guided fishing excursions for the leisurely afternoon angler to the two day axetreme angler.

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Copper Point Golf Club & The Ridge at Copper Point

Our championship course and master’s-style course offer 36 challenging holes, a driving range, practice area, golf academy, fully licensed restaurant and golf shop.

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Columbia Valley Golf Trail

This trail features nine courses within a 25-minute drive of Copper Point Resort, including two onsite plus Fairmont, Eagle Ranch, Greywolf, Radium Springs and others.

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Windermere Lake

A popular place for swimming, trout fishing, windsurfing, waterskiing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking and picnicking.

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Radium Hot Springs Mineral Pools

Canada’s largest mineral springs pool. This mountain setting also includes a cool pool, day spa and restaurant.

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Kootenay National Park

Explore this massive park on hiking trails to spot bighorn sheep and hot and cold mineral springs including the iron-rich dark red-orange Paint Pots.

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Biking on Westside Road

This easy, scenic and paved road runs more than 26km (16mi) along the west side of Windermere Lake.


Historic Buildings of Windermere

Walk the charming, friendly streets of Windermere and you’ll find the stolen church (St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 1887) and some of the valley’s first commercial buildings.

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Scenic Driving Tours

See the best of the area – from here to the sunny Okanagan wine country and back – on The Okanagan and BC Rockies Circle Tour.

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