Rediscover Yourself This Year in the Columbia Valley

When the new year approaches, many people around the globe decide that it is a good time for a fresh start, usually by making New Year’s resolutions. Some choose to commit to a more active lifestyle, while others choose to work harder, to relax more or even start a new hobby. We’ve compiled some of the most popular resolutions and how you can stay on track while visiting the Columbia Valley. Rediscover yourself and make 2022 the year of endless possibilities.

Get Active

Regular physical exercise can improve your brain health, reduces disease, strengthens muscles and can also help to improve your cognition. If you’re looking for ways to get out and move, The Columbia Valley has no shortage of options.

Enjoy access to some of the most spectacular hiking in the Canadian Rockies, cross-country ski at Nipika Mountain Resort, skate along the Lake Windermere Whiteway, or mountain bike in between the Purcell and Rocky mountain ranges are just a fraction of the outdoor activities available in this beautiful area.


Try Something New

We all want to be better at something. Try your hand at something new and channel your inner artist with Blackstar Studios. They offer a number of workshops that are available on the weekends, holidays and throughout the summer months. Your imagination is the only thing you need, all supplies is included.

If crafting doesn’t sound like your thing, try skiing or snowboarding at Panorama Mountain Resort. Their Ski + Ride School can help you build confidence on the mountain while making your learning experience fun and memorable. Choose between cross-country skiing, discovery lessons, or ski workshops to hone in on already developed skills.


You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So get on your way!Dr. Seuss

Invest in ‘Me’ Time

What’s more relaxing than taking in an afternoon of indulgence with a massage, facial or body treatment? This year, make personal time a priority. Elevations Massage & Spa is located within close proximity of our resort and offers three treatment rooms that are available for massage, facials and body treatments.

This spa offers health-conscious products such as Om Organics skincare, Healing Hollow essential oils as well as SpaRitual that you can purchase


Spend More Time with Friends & Family

Everyone in your clan will enjoy a variety of activities offered in Radium Hot Springs, in the nearby Kootenay National Park and throughout the Columbia Valley.

Rent canoes from Columbia River Paddle and take on the placid waters of Lake Windermere – or, for more heart-pumping fun, book a zipline excursion with Valley Zipline Adventures. You can soar through a scenic tableau while looking over the Columbia Valley Wetlands and the Purcell Mountain Range.


Plan a Vacation

Planning and anticipating a trip can be almost as enjoyable as going on the trip itself, and there’s research to back it up. A Cornell University study delved into how the anticipation of an experience (like a trip) can increase a person’s happiness substantially—much more so than the anticipation of buying material goods.

This year, escape big city life and enjoy a private mountain retreat at Bighorn Meadows Resort. All of our accommodations are fully appointed with plenty of space for families, couples and friends traveling together.