Looking out my window, which is thankfully an aesthetic of the office, viewing the invigorating hot springs set on a mountain backdrop I know that I am lucky to live here in the Columbia Valley. About three years ago when making the move from the flatlands of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Invermere, British Columbia it was my immediate reaction to love the mountains, as most do, so I could hardly wait to take in all that B.C has to offer.
Snow dusted the Columbia Valley overnight Thursday... Our team is in Calgary at Snow Fest (Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Canada Olympic Park), so come and talk about the white stuff with us! We'll fire up the chairlift on December 16; to prepare for the season you'd better dig out your favourite ski movie ( hopefully it isn't Hot Dog ;).
The more I learn about black bears, the more I fall in love with these incredible creatures. While working at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort I have had many opportunities to watch bears in their natural habitat; foraging for food, climbing trees, or passing the warm hours of the day sleeping under a tree. But what are bears up to during the winter months while in hibernation? Read below and be amazed!
Last week, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort travelled to Toronto to attend North America's largest ski and travel show. We chatted with hundreds of mad-keen skiers at the event and inevitably the conversation turned to snow and how much would fall this season. Last winter was one of the snowiest on record and skeptics doubt that mother nature will deliver the same again... Well, even the skeptics will be delighted to see that forecasters are calling for another huge snow year.
“Many of the fish weighed up to 45 pounds,” stated Bob Jameison , a local biologist and Executive Director of the Columbia Wetland Stewardship Partners, who explained the significance of the Salmon run within the Valley. Jameison went on to explain that in 2011, many people in the valley have forgotten the role that salmon played prior to 1942, as Chinook Salmon spawned at several sites in the Upper Columbia and were a critical source of sustenanc