Welcome to Canal Flats
Float the Kootenay River
Except for two sections, floating the Kootenay River is not difficult, and offers a pleasant float. The scenery is nice and the current is fast, especially during high water. Prime floating conditions occur with river flows between 8000-12,000cfs.
Enjoy Natural Hotsprings
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Age: All ages
Source of the Columbia Trail
The source of the fourth largest river system in North America starts here within the Village of Canal Flats. Bubbling out of the ground from deep springs, and filling Columbia Lake with its awe inspiring jade blue green colour, the mighty Columbia River is turned loose, flowing north, then turning south and west and finally emptying into the Pacific Ocean, over a 2500 km journey.
Age: All Ages
Waterski or Wakeboard
Columbia Lake is the primary lake at the headwaters of the Columbia River, in British Columbia, Canada. It is fed by several small tributaries. The village of Canal Flats is located at the south end of the lake.
Boating, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding
Fish at Premier or White Swan Lake
White Swan usually is ice-free in early May. Good on chironomids and leeches. This lake can fish well into July also as it is cooler.
Premier is good from ice out(usually mid April) to May long weekend. Good fish on chironomids, scuds, and leeches.
Age: All Ages
Mountain Bike Our Countless Trails
Starting right from Invermere, the road running through Zehnder’s runs parallel to the Canyon Trail, the old Toby Creek bridge and the backdoor route to Panorama. Twenty kilometres (12mi) south of Invermere on Highway 93/95, just north of Fairmont, you’ll find the trailhead of the Spirit Trail, a doubletrack journey that follows the eastern side of Columbia Lake all the way to Canal Flats.
$145 and Up Per Night
Fairmont Hot Springs and Resort
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is Canada’s Favourite Family Resort. Come visit us for world class golf, hot springs, dining, skiing, and much more. Book early.
5225 Fairmont Resort Rd, Fairmont Hot Springs, BC V0B 1L1
$85 and Up Per Night
Radium Village and Hot Springs
After a leisurely drive through the awe-inspiring Kootenay National Park on the Banff-Windermere Highway (hwy 93S), before you enter the Village you will encounter the world famous Radium Hot Springs Mineral Pools. These odourless pools are surrounded by natural rock walls, and scenic way to relax and recharge.
5420 Highway 93, Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia VOA 1MO, Canada
$99 and Up Per Night
The Timbers Resort offers comfortable, self-contained, fully equipped housekeeping cabins with heat and hot water. All cabins have bathrooms with showers and linens and towels are supplied. Kitchenettes are equipped with the essentials. Propane BBQ’s are available as well as use of the spacious grounds with games and a communal fire pit in a clean safe environment.