48-Hours in the Columbia Valley
Nestled between the towering peaks of the Purcell and the Rocky Mountains, lies Radium Hot Springs a small village in the Columbia Valley set at the entrance to Sinclair Canyon. What the village lacks in size, it makes up for with incredible alpine scenery and a host of socially-distant recreational opportunities. If you’re looking to get away for a short staycation, we’ve curated an itinerary on how to spend an unforgettable 48-hours in Radium Hot Springs.
Get an early start to your morning with breakfast and a hot cup of java at Bighorn Café. This cozy spot is a favourite among locals and visitors, alike. It serves fresh baked goods and a number of take-away items that are perfect for breakfast on-the-go; the breakfast burrito is a local favourite.
Follow Highway 93 towards Invermere and make your way up to Panorama Mountain Resort. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned vet, you’ll have a fun-filled day skiing or riding across over 3,000 acres of mountain terrain.
If you happen to work up and appetite, there are a number of dining options located on the hill that are sure to fuel your day on the slopes such as Alto, Fireside Café, or T-Bar & Grill. As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, please remember that masks are mandatory in all public outdoor spaces and in most outdoor areas of the resort including lift lines, and while riding the chairlift.
Take some time and enjoy breakfast in your suite before heading out for another day of outdoor adventure!
Head to Invermere and test your endurance on the Lake Windermere Whiteway, the world’s longest skating trail featuring 34- kilometres of ice-skating trails. There are shorter loops if you do long want to skate the entire length of the lake. If you need a mid-skate warm-up, consider grabbing a hot chocolate from the local concession at Kinsmen Beach.
Grab lunch at ULLR Bar. Founded on the belief of bringing community and conversation to their tables, ULLR offers a number of unique dishes that are sourced from local ingredients. A local favourite is the classic fried chicken topped with spicy aioli, maple coriander, pickled onion and jalapeno with a side of cornbread (seriously, it will blow your mind).
Rent snowshoes at FarOut Gear Rentals and choose a snowshoeing trail, the Columbia Valley offers thousands of kilometres of snowshoeing trails, and finish off your evening by picking up take out from one of the local restaurants in Radium Hot Springs before making your way back to your suite for the evening.
It doesn’t take long to fall in love with the great outdoors, especially when you find yourself surrounded by bounds of picturesque peaks. Adventure is yours to define and discover in Radium Hot Springs. Contact us If you require additional information to assist you with planning your next getaway.