10 Family Friendly Activities Along the Columbia Valley Golf Trail

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The Columbia Valley Golf Trail is a network of beautiful courses nestled between the Purcell and Rocky Mountains, just a scenic 1.5 hour drive from Banff. The towns of Invermere, Panorama, Fairmont Hot Springs, and Radium Hot Springs are a choice destination for many families, and for good reason! Kids will love exploring the Columbia Valley Golf Trail just as much as the adults with plenty of activities and adventures.

Rates for Junior Golfers

Many courses along the Columbia Valley Golf Trail offer rates for junior golfers! Take a look at the courses along the Columbia Valley Golf Trail and book a tee time for the whole family. Check out the courses and book tee times here.

A great game at Copper Point is worth celebrating!

Practice Your Swing

Many courses in the Columbia Valley have a driving range or practice putting greens. Taking some time to build skills with junior golfers is a great way to spend the afternoon along the Columbia Valley Golf Trail! Once the kids feel confident, it’s the perfect time to start them out on a course for a round of golf.

Golf Lessons

Learn from the best! Did you know? Many courses in the area offer lessons! Schedule a lesson for your junior player with a golf professional to learn lifelong skills for the greens and beyond. Contact the courses for more information and booking.

Adventures in the Mountains

Is your summer bucket list full to the brim? The Columbia Valley can help you with that. Choose from incredible adventures in the area from ziplining, whitewater rafting, guided hikes, and so much more.

Events on the Course

Golf courses in the Columbia Valley have lots going on during the season! The best way to stay up-to-date with the exciting events going on is by checking our Facebook page for details!

Parks and Playgrounds

Many parks, playgrounds, and greenspaces await in the towns of Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, and Fairmont Hot Springs. Make an afternoon of it and pack a picnic lunch to enjoy!

Ice Cream Shops

A summer classic. Ice cream shops sprinkle the Columbia Valley, north to south. Stop in for a specialty sundae at the retro Screamers Ice Cream Cafe in Radium Hot Springs, enjoy a scoop of housemade gelato at Stolen Church in Invermere, and grab a scoop with a slice of pizza at Fairmont Pizza & Ice Cream.


Nothing feels better than hitting the beach after a sunny day on the course. Stop in at Kinsmen Beach, located at the end of Main Street in Invermere. Little ones will love playing in the splash park and adventure playground, and older kids can swim out to the floating docks with waterslides.

Farmers Markets 

The Columbia Valley has an unmatched weekend lineup of Farmers Markets! Stop in at one of the local markets for fresh-squeezed lemonade, grab & go baked goodies, fresh fruit and veggies, handcrafted jewelry, and so many more kid-approved treats. Take a look at the schedule of the farmers markets in Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, and Fairmont Hot Springs here.

Invermere Farmers Market on a sunny summer day. Photo: Kootenay Rockies Tourism/Scott Rowed

Kids of all ages will enjoy so many different things to do along the Columbia Valley Golf Trail! Located in an unbeatable location, the towns of Spur Valley, Radium Hot Springs, Invermere, Panorama, and Fairmont Hot Springs are the perfect spot for a getaway.

Start your perfect golf getaway in the Columbia Valley by exploring 11 golf courses in the towns of Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Panorama, and Radium Hot Springs.

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