Columbia Valley Winter In Motion Festival

  • A celebration of Winter and all there is to see, do and experience in the Columbia Valley, British Columbia!

Celebrate Winter on the Warm Side of the Rockies!

The 3rd Annual Winter in Motion Celebration is under way and runs until mid-March. This festival embraces the true meaning of a winter wonderland! Held amidst the frozen playground of the Columbia Valley, families can partake in different events each weekend that showcase why this area is the one of the most unique and wondrous winter destinations in the Rockies.

Skate on the World’s Longest Ice Skating Trail. Drop your line in and latch on to the biggest catch of the day at the Ice Fishing Derby. In true Canadiana fashion, put a rock closest to the button at Bonspiel on the Lake and then strap on the blades for the Pond Hockey Championship. Think golf is a summer sport, not on our side of the Rockies! The Snowgolf tournament will have you wondering why PAR really matters! After a day of taking in the fresh mountain air, wind the winter evenings down under stars soaking in our natural Radium or Fairmont Hot Springs, or roast marshmallows by the fire.


World’s longest ice skating trail

With so many winter events and activities to do during the day and night, you will want to stay a few weeks. We hope you do! From cross country skiing, snowshoeing, skating and building a snowman, the Winter In Motion festival will now become your winter tradition, creating frozen memories for many years to come. So grab your family, friends, snow pants, and toque, it’s time to put Winter In Motion!

ice fishing snowman

Upcoming Events

  • December 9 – Winter opening at Panorama
  • December 11 – Radium Christmas Market and Kids Party
  • December 24 – Fairmont Hot Springs Torch Light Parade and Fireworks
  • December 31 – Radium New Year’s Eve Birthday Celebration and Fireworks
  • December 31 – Fireworks and Torchlight Parade at Panorama
  • December 31 – New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Fairmont
  • January 7 – Dragon Tail Loppet
  • January 14 – Kinsmen Snow Golf
  • January 20 – Snowflake Festival & Taste of the Valley
  • January 20 – 22 – Bonspiel on the Lake
  • January 27 – 29 Nipika/Toby Creek Nordic Loppet
  • January 27 – 29 – CV Rockies Pond Hockey Championships
  • February 4 – 5 Panorama Steep Dreams Ski Mountaineering Festival
  • February 10 – 12 Men’s Skins Bonspiel
  • February 18 – Panorama Fireworks & Torchlight Parade
  • Febaruary 18 – 20 Panorama Lumber Jack & Jills
  • March 3 – 5 Invermere Coffee Festival
  • March 4 – Linda Putnam Invitational
  • March 4 – Charity Ski Day at the Hill
  • March 11 – 12 – Kootenay Freestyle Classic 2017
  • March 16 – 19 – Pride Ski Week
  • March 17 – 19 – High Notes Music Festival
  • March 31 – Reel Paddling Film Festival
mineral pool
the ski team
winter family
Copper Point Fishing