One of the best things about skiing at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area or even having a bite to eat in the Ski Chalet at Desperados is the panoramic views of the Columbia Valley and the beautiful Stanford Range. When your eyes span across the beautiful views it seems that your mind and body just completely stop as you take in everything in front of you.
Every year birders, nature lovers and adventurists gather for a week long festival around Invermere called Wings Over the Rockies to celebrate the beauty of the Columbia Valley. The festival features many activities for the serious birders as well as activities for nature lovers who enjoy the beauty of the Columbia Valley at a faster pace either biking, running or hiking.
During the summer holidays, the normally quiet Columbia Valley host tens of thousands of guests; people drawn to the region for the sunshine, boating, hiking, shopping and of course world-famous natural-mineral pools at Fairmont Hot Springs. Despite heavy traffic on the roads, packed campgrounds, full hotels and long-lines at the supermarket; this remains a place where you can get away from it all. Just moments from the highway and townships, you can stand on lofty peaks and survey some of the most spectacular landscapes Canada has to offer. Mt.