Winter Activities

Winter Activities

Locations: Columbia Valley
Activity Types: Adventure Ecotourism Family Leisure

The Columbia Valley offers the perfect location for your winter adventure vacation. Enjoy the close proximity to many ski hills, skating areas, snowmobile trails, and more.


The Columbia Valley offers some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world and is located within a 1 hour drive of 4 popular ski resorts and a two and a half hour drive to several more.  You can literally ski a different hill every single day of your vacation, then return to to your accommodation to relax after a great day of being outdoors. Find out more.


If you’re adventurous, and really want to avoid the lift lines, why not try heli-skiing or heli-boarding? The scenic helicopter ride over BC’s stunning Rocky Mountains makes it worth the trip alone. When you arrive on top of the mountain, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world. Breathe in the crisp, clean air and hear your heart start to thud as you anticipate your adventure – it’s an adrenaline rush like no other. Find out more here.


What better way to experience some of BC’s best winter wilderness than boon-docking, carving turns, and floating through powder-filled playgrounds by staying with us! If you’d rather skip the guided tour, there are many snowmobiling trails and routes you can explore on your own, though please take proper safety precautions. Bring your own machine or rent one nearby.

Snowshoe or Cross Country Ski

If you can walk, you can snowshoe! Listen to the satisfying crunch of snow underfoot as you explore beautiful snowy forests and open valleys. Groomed trails are available at most of the nearby ski resorts, explore the many wild trails – it is the Rocky Mountains after all!

If you are looking for a winter activity that is a little more low-key, cross country skiing is abundant in the Columbia Valley.


The Columbia Valley offers many rinks and skating areas and is a fun-filled activity for all ages. The Lake Windermere Whiteway is an experience you and your family can enjoy. The cleared 30km skating path is definitely a site to see and has recently won a Guiness World Record for the longest skating path in the world! Learn more here.