Less than a 3 hour drive from Calgary, the Columbia Valley is the perfect escape. Away from the traffic, the noise and the deadlines, the Columbia Valley is filled with natural hot springs, hiking, and world class golfing and skiing. The Columbia Valley is made up of several small communities, including Radium Hot Springs, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere on the Lake & Panorama Mountain Resort. We offer view after stunning view, and the friendliest communities that want to welcome you. The Columbia Valley is recognized by the Ktunaxa as Akisqnuk, which means the area of two waters. It is home to Akisnqnuk First Nation and Shuswap Indian Band.