Top 4 Experiences for a Rainy Day in the Columbia Valley

If you love the mountains as much as we do, chances are you will encounter some rain every now and then. The great news is, the Columbia Valley it’s easy to enjoy yourself no matter the weather. Don’t let some grey skies keep you from enjoying a memorable vacation experience – here are some ideas to keep the good times rolling, even during those rainy days.

What To Do When The Skies Aren't Blue

Indulge in some "Me Time"

If you are craving some R&R, indulge in a luxurious experience at one of the relaxing spas right here in the Columbia Valley. Elevations Massage and Spa in Radium Hot Springs offers three treatment rooms for massage, facials, and body treatments as well as two pedicure chairs and a manicure station. Or visit Fusion Wellness Spa in Invermere, for a rejuvenating therapeutic massage.


Ride the Waves, You're Going to Get Wet Anyway

While rafting is not typically considered a fair-weather activity, it is still something you can enjoy in the rain. Try paddling along the Toby Creek River on an epic, family-friendly whitewater rafting experience with Kootenay River Runners.


Get Crafty

The Columbia Valley is an art enthusiast’s paradise. Here you can explore a number of local galleries. Be sure to admire the bold sculpture and paintings on your next visit. If you’re feeling inspired by all the incredible art pieces in the valley, why not try to create your own. Visit BlackStar Studios to sign up for one of their local art classes, or take home an art kit to enjoy in your suite.

Courtesy of Black Start Studios, Invermere, BC
Courtesy of Black Start Studios, Invermere, BC

Soak in the Radium Hot Springs

The Radium Hot Springs is a magical place to sit outside and enjoy the soothing properties of the mineral-rich springs. Lie back in the hot water, surrounded by mountain peaks and crisp alpine air, and relish the deep relaxation. Sunrise and sunset are particularly good times for the most relaxing visit. Lying back and watching out for shooting stars in the night sky is also very special.

Radium Hot Springs Pool

If you’re looking to stay closer, you can spend the day enjoying the on-site amenities at Bighorn Meadows Resort. We offer an outdoor pool and two outdoor hot tubs that are open daily. Contact us to learn more.