The world is your oyster for outdoor recreation options in the Columbia Valley. Visit the Travel Columbia Valley website for more information.

    • Lussier Hot Springs & Whiteswan Provincial Park
    • Fishing – Kootenay River, Columbia Lake, White Swan Lake, Finley River, Whitetail Lake
    • ATV – Backcountry trails into some of the most breathtaking terrain can be directly accessed east of the Village. The East Kootenay ATV Club organizes rides starting from Canal Flats. Contact: Wally Pike, 250.342.3226
    • Camping – The Flats RV & Campground (Canal Flats), Whiteswan Provincial Park including the Lussier Hot Springs
    • Golf – the Columbia Valley is home to nine golf courses located between Radium Hot Springs and Fairmont Hot Springs in the Columbia Valley (within 40 minute drive from Canal Flats).
    • Birdwatch – the wetlands at the south end of Columbia Lake provide a home for a large variety of bird species. From hummingbirds to the great grey owl. From blue herons to bald eagles. There are 268 species of birds documented in the Columbia Valley (Src: Columbia Valley Bird Survey, 1993).
    • River Raft – Kootenay River Runners
    • Hiking/Mountain Biking Trails – there are extensive backcountry trails in the Columbia Valley
    • Mountain Climbing – Mount Sabine, or “Old Baldy” to the locals, is located just north east of town and has a number of established rock-climbing routes.
    • Ski – Fairmont – 15 minutes north, Panorama – 45 minutes north, Kimberley – 45 minutes south
    • Kootenay National Park – backpack, bike, camp, climb/mountaineer, cross-country ski, fish, hike, hot springs, ice climbing, picnic, snowshoe, wildlife view. 200 km of trails including Rockwall Trail (54 km) – one of highest rated hikes in Canada
    • Radium Hot Springs Mineral Pools – Canada’s largest mineral springs pool
    • Blue Lake Forestry Education Camp is well known for the high quality experiential education that it provides for students, summer campers, and special groups.