Foodie Activities Itinerary

Dining in the Columbia Valley!

One of the best parts of being in the Columbia Valley is the fresh, local food available in the area. From jams and jellies to coffee and beer, the Columbia Valley has many temptations for your palette.

Dave’s Hot Pepper jelly began over 20 years ago when Dave came across a flavoured jalapeño jelly and realized he could do better. However, it wasn’t until after he met his wife Kathy that he began to sell his product. Now you can find these zesty jellies at a variety of locations across the valley including Mountainside Market and Big Horn Café right here in Radium.

After retiring, Faith Saunders decided to make sweet strawberry jam for friends and family. She got such great reviews that she then began a small stand at the local farmer’s market. As people got word of the jam, her business started to grow. Her jams are now available at Sobeys locations across the country.

Winderberry & Edible’s Farm fully is a well-known family business in the Columbia Valley. Its focus is on innovative gardening to produce spectacular flowers and farm-to-table dining to help support the local community. Enjoy some specialty coffee and delicious food while you watch the water fountains, for the perfect summer day. It is only open from April to October so be sure to make the trip during the summer.

 

Arrowhead Brewery began in 2011 with a dream of bringing a passion for craft beer into the Columbia Valley. They offer six permanent beers and three to five seasonal choices. The 1950s style taproom is fully stocked with alcoholic and non-alcoholic options, kids are welcome as long as they are closely attended by an adult. The taproom even features some options for snacking.

You may recognize Kicking Horse Coffee because of its country-wide distribution, but did you know it all began here in Invermere? Get your caffeine fix at the Kicking Horse Coffee Café, they have tastings, hot and cold drinks, and baked goods.

 

Taynton Bay Spirits is based on the philosophy of keeping it simple, they call it as they see it. They strive to be as Canadian as it gets, their spirits are crafted with a view of the Rocky Mountains. Their goal is to bring back classic cocktails with bitters. The tasting room is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm, stop on in and try these classics out for yourself.

Konig Meat & Sausage Co offers a wide variety of flavours in fresh, cooked and dried forms. They offer cut and wrap services for local farmers and small livestock producers. Their products can be found at a variety of locations within the Columbia Valley including Toby Creek Adventures and the Old Salzburg here in Radium

 

There’s nothing quite like dinner and a view, and we have the perfect place at Elevations Dining on the Springs Course. Enjoy a delicious meal with an incredible view of the Columbia River, wetlands and the Purcell Mountains.

 

An absolute must is the Old Salzburg restaurant, with its authentic Austrian food and amazing views. Call ahead and ask for a table by the window and you will not be disappointed. If it’s nice outside consider getting a seat on the patio and just enjoy the mountain air.

Everyone needs food and there’s sure to be food fit to everyone’s taste here in the Columbia Valley. Be prepared to treat yourself, you’re on vacation!