Get Off The Beaten Path This Spring in the Columbia Valley

If you’re craving a Mother Nature reconnect, you’ll find it nestled in the Columbia Valley between the Rocky and Purcell Mountain ranges in British Columbia — Choose your activity, gear up and head out.

Chase Waterfalls at Lower Bugaboo Falls

Located 30-minutes from Radium Hot Springs, the hike to Lower Bugaboo Falls offers a quick excursion that will take you through a scenic stretch of woodland terrain on the way to experience the falls themselves. This hike offers two vantage points to take in the magnificent falls. When approaching the cliffs above the falls, be mindful of the steep drop-off and stay clear of the edge.

Image Courtesy of All Trails
Image Courtesy of All Trails

Bike the Valley of a Thousand Peaks

The valley offers some of the diverse mountain biking trails and cycling routes in Canada. Descend from alpine peaks as you enjoy challenging technical downhill trails such as Mount Swansea. Or, enjoy a more relaxed recreational route such as the Markin-MacPhail Legacy Trail and Old Coach Trail.


Hit the Local Trails

With its massive peaks and endless trails, the Columbia Valley is a hiker’s dream. The Kootenay Rockies region is home to four national parks and more than 75 provincial parks scattered in between. Around every bend, across every glacial stream, and through every wildflower meadow, there is wilderness to be found. Some of our favorite day hikes include Welsh Lakes, Pinto Mountain, Pedley Pass, and Mount Bruce.


The effects of BC’s great outdoors are undeniably transformative. Book your getaway to Bighorn Meadows Resort with one of our 1, 2, and 3-bedroom accommodations and experience it for yourself.