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Upper Columbia Valley


The Upper Columbia Valley in East Kootenay, British Columbia, Canada, is located between the Rocky Mountains in the east and the Purcells in the west. The headwaters of the Columbia River originate in the Columbia Lake near the village of Canal Flats, and the river continues north for more than 200 km before bending southward reaching the Pacific Ocean at Astoria, Oregon, 2000 km from its point of origin.

Visitors can find a variety of accommodations, activities and amenities in the towns and villages located along the valley. The roads north and south of Invermere are a sightseer’s delight. In every direction, visitors spot bighorn sheep, deer, elk, moose and even the occasional black bear. Along with countless mountain fishing lakes, the valley boasts two of the finest recreation lakes, Lake Windermere and Columbia Lake.

Each year, during the first week of May, valley residents celebrate the return of more than 250 species of birds during the educational and entertaining Wings Over the Rockies Festival. Engage in bird watching, one of the world’s fastest growing recreational activities and discover the habitats that sustain them.

The accomodations listed below offer special rates for the Festival in 2017. Some on the list will be updated soon.

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Thank you Fairmont Hot Springs Resort for your support of the Festival by hosting the 2017 gala banquet, various lunch presentations, contributing staff time to lead trips this year and providing special rates for Wings Over the Rockies Festival participants in the festival for 2017.



Thanks to Copper Point for Supporting the Wings Over the Rockies Festival by donating accomodation for a guest speaker.

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Fairmont Creek Property Rentals offer 2,3 &4 bedroom luxury vacation properties with spectacular mountain views in Fairmont Hot Springs, only .5km from Canada's largest natural hot springs pool. Full kitchens, decks, BBQ's, close to trails and wetlands. Exclusive Wings Special stay 2 nights or more and receive 25% discount - rates from only $145/night for a 2 bedroom condo plus 7th night FREE. Special valid May 5-15,2017. Use promo code WINGS.

Book online at www.fairmontcreek.ca. or call 1877-646-5890.

2016 rate for 2 people, $110 for an A/C unit with full kitchen, two rooms, two queen beds, full bathroom. $20 for extra person. $90 for unit without kitchen, a queen bed, bathroom, fridge, and coffee maker. Free Wi-fi. Contact by phone 1 877 977 5252 or 250 342 9552.

Timbers Resort Cabins are nestled in the trees above the beautiful Columbia Lake just south of Fairmont Hort Springs. Rates from $99 to $150/night for a fully self-contained 1 or 2 bedroom cabin. Exclusive Wings Special save 50% on your 2nd and subsequent night, from May 5-15, 2016. Use promo code WINGS. Book online at www.fairmontcreek.ca or call 1-877-646-5890

Bighorn Meadows Resort is located in Radium Hot Springs, along the Springs golf course. The Resort offers beautifully appointed 1, 2 or 3 bedroom suites with golf course or mountain views, fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens, washer and dryers and private balconies with BBQs. On site amenities include an outdoor pool, hot tubs, fitness centre, meeting room and complimentary internet.


Guest room $89/night (sleeps 2)

1 bedroom suite $139/night (sleeps 4)

2 bedroom suite $209/night (sleeps 6)

3 bedroom suite $259/night (sleeps 8)

Minimum 2 nights stay, valid May 5 – 17, 2017.

Visit www.BighornMeadowsResort.com to view the Resort. Call 250.347.2323 and ask for the “Wings” special to book.


Winner of Tripadvisor 2016 award of excellence

Experience a memorable escape from the ordinary. Just meters from the beach in Windermere in quiet surroundings. Be prepared to be pampered. It's the little extras that make your getaway special.

Our hotel has 48 rooms, we are presently under renovations with some of our newly renovated ones available. Depending on what you are looking for we have King rooms, 2 queen room, king kitchenette, 2 queen kitchenette, family suite with 2 king beds and a bunk bed. Junior suite with 2 kings and a sitting area. We are presently building but not quite ready yet..rooms with 3 queen beds, and private jacuzzi suites.












For more information on the Columbia Valley and its communities, click on the sites below.

Columbia Valley

Panorama Mountain Village

Radium Hot Springs

Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce

BC Travel and Discovery

For a complete listing of accommodations such as hotels/motels, B&B's, camping and RV facilities click on the link below.


Local Newspapers:

The Valley Echo

The Pioneer