About The Trail
We invite you to travel the scenic Columbia Valley Golf Trail located in the Columbia Valley, in British Columbia, and a mere three hour drive west of the city of Calgary. A drive that has been called one of the most scenic in Canada; traveling through Banff and Kootenay National parks you will start to appreciate the true beauty of nature. Views of snow-capped rugged peaks, amazing wildlife, and crystal clear lakes and rivers, will be just some of the highlights of your trip west to the Columbia Valley. As you descend into the Valley you will pass through the dramatic Sinclair Canyon, home of historic hot springs. Leaving Kootenay National park you will be greeted by the vast opening to the Columbia Valley.
The Valley is anchored by Radium Hot Springs to its north and Fairmont Hot Springs to its south, it is water that defines this Valley; from the headwaters of the Columbia River to the south to Lake Windermere in the centre and the majestic Columbia River delta flowing north. Surrounding the water in the Valley you will find plenty to see, do, and experience!
The Trail’s nine spectacular courses offer a unique golf experience – putting more golf in your reach in less time, just 35 minutes from end to end. The game of golf brings thousands of visitors to the Columbia Valley each year, with a golf season that starts around the end of March and goes until the end of October, as well as nine 18 hole courses – two of which are ranked in the top 100 in Canada (ScoreGolf, 2012) – it is easy to see why golf is a major attraction in the Valley. Each course in the Valley offers a unique golfing experience, from rugged mountain play to open pastoral settings with the challenge of roughly hewn bunkers, wildlife, hills and ravines – you’re sure to find your favorite course here. Plus, how about golfing and skiing in the same day? It happens here!
With so much to do you, you’ll want to spend some time soaking in the historic hot springs in Radium or Fairmont! The Valley offers accommodation for all, short to long stay, groups of all sizes, quaint B&B to luxury condo style suites you are sure to a place to call your home base. And after a day out exploring the Valley you’ll be pleased to find a wide choice of fine or casual dining establishments, offering authentic Austrian, German, Greek, Japanese, French or Canadian cuisines.
Between the courses you will discover warm water lakes, beautiful beaches, hot springs, adventure and… a great vacation!