A thriving, modern, First Nation Community of approximately 300 members, the Akisqnuk First Nation covers over 8,000 acres of some of the most picturesque land in the Columbia Valley. In fact, almost the entire distance between Windermere and Fairmont Hot Springs crosses the Akisqnuk First Nation. Pop. 300 Visit Aqisqnuk First
(web link www.shuswapband.net) (pop. 353) The First Nations people have always been keepers of the land, using its bounty to sustain their way of life. Native culture hinges on the belief that the land responds positively to care and respect. Those who nurture the land will receive back from it ten-fold. The vision
Located at the headwaters of the Columbia River, Canal Flats is the southern gateway into the Columbia Valley. Canal Flats strives to be the affordable, family-friendly village that re-connects people to nature, and each other. The Village is looking for ambitious community builders to pursue
Radium’s vision is to be an authentic, environmentally-focused mountain resort community with a dynamic mix of full-time population, daytime enterprise, and recreational property owners, expanding atmospheric tourism services, and a long list of community and valley recreational pursuit that drives motivation to visit or move
The small community of Windermere sits on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere, where the population swells in the summer. The world¹s largest outdoor mineral hot pool drew the first visitors to Fairmont Hot Springs more than 100 years ago, with 3 golf courses, downhill skiing and accommodation surrounding it. Panorama is a
In March, 2021, Columbia Valley Community Economic Development received the Marketing Innovation award for its “Live Columbia Valley” success and storytelling-based social media program.
Your drywall could just come from Columbia Valley. The new 135-hectare Kootenay West Mine under construction 10 km northeast of Canal Flats will mine 400,000 tonnes of gypsum annually over a 43 lifespan for the mine. The new mine will replace CertainTeed’s Windermere Operations near Invermere. Approximately 80 full-time and contractor jobs have been
Anyone who has driven in Columbia Valley in the summer knows the time delay that used to happen at the junction of Highways 93 and 95 in Radium Hot Springs. Today, a 10-minute time saving to/from Alberta or up/down the Valley has been generated by a $12M federal-provincial funded Roundabout completed in June 2020.
The Columbia Valley has been actively growing its agrifood sector. Significant achievements in 2020 include completion of a Columbia Valley Food Hub Model Feasibility Study, and new branding for Columbia Valley Made and Columbia Valley Grown products that producers can use to enhance marketing. There is desire to establish an agri-food innovation hub to
At 6,000-foot long by 100 ft wide, a 737 can land on it. And now, a $240K grant from the Government of BC will ensure that airport operations continue successfully and safely with refurbishment of the runway, apron, and runway markings. Work will be completed in 2021. With operational status in 1986, the Fairmont