Nestled high in the Monashee Mountains, next to Mount Revelstoke National Park and Glacier National Park, the year-round playground of Revelstoke has some of the most spectacular scenery in all of British Columbia. Revelstoke's historic downtown is centred around Grizzly Plaza with free live entertainment every evening, and a Farmer's Market and Bazaar are featured each Saturday morning. Discover Canada's history and railway heritage at the Revelstoke Railway Museum or visit the Revelstoke Dam, one of North America's largest and most modern hydroelectric developments.
East of Revelstoke, at the confluence of the Kicking Horse and Columbia Rivers, Golden may be the perfect jump-off point for extreme outdoor adventure. Hiking, river rafting, horseback riding, heli-skiing, hang gliding, downhill skiing, and ice-climbing - it's all here! The world renowned Kicking Horse River is one of Canada's premier white water rivers. A short 10-mile (16-km) drive east of Golden on the Trans-Canada brings you to the outstanding wonders of Yoho National Park, famous for its canyons, spectacular glaciers, craggy mountains, and cascading Takakkaw Falls.
People come from all over the world come to The Kootenay River Valley, south of Golden to soak in the hot springs at Radium. These waters are free of odorous sulphur and in spring, the snowmelt cools the thermally heated springs. Just South of Radium on the sandy shores of Windermere Lake you’ll find the community of Invermere. Swim or windsurf in the morning, hike the trails in the afternoon or simply relax on the beach and enjoy the breathtaking mountain scenery. Invermere offers a variety of fascinating events, including the ever-popular Wings Over the Rockies, the Lake Hang Gliding competition, and the annual Fabulous Inflatable Fish Festival held here each August.