Services for every need are easy to find in the Columbia Valley BC area. There is nothing so troubling when you are vacationing than having your child come down with a heavy cold or an earache and be hundreds of miles away from your trusted family doctor. There are excellent doctors and dentists you can rely upon to step in when you have a family emergency. A modern rural hospital, staffed with knowledgeable emergency personnel, is located in Invermere and there are also hospitals in Golden, Kimberley, Cranbrook and Fernie in case of emergencies.
There are holistic services available, too; chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturists and herbal medicine practitioners all have offices in the valley.
You’ll find business advisors such as accountants, mortgage brokers, appraisers, realtors and lawyers. You can access banks, credit unions, ATM machines and internet services at a few cafes and several libraries including the Invermere Public Library.
If you are planning a destination wedding or family event in the Columbia Valley, there are services for every need. From wedding and event planners, to party rentals, florists, live musicians, caterers – it’s all here so you can relax and know that all the many details are being well taken care of. Engage one of the local printers to create beautiful invitations, just the way you want. A professional photographer for the day? There are many who will be glad to record those special memories for you and your loved ones. There are good hair salons and spas to help you look your absolute best on the big day too.
If your automobile, truck or boat needs repair, you can find really trustworthy mechanics who will give you the best possible services at reasonable prices.
Do you own recreational property and are looking for an electrician, a plumber, roofer, home renovation specialist, landscape architect or a lawn maintenance company, there’s at least one nearby.
In Invermere, you’ll find family services where a person can seek counseling. The Summit Youth Centre has a drop-in policy for kids from 10 to 18 years. Your young son or daughter is welcome to drop in to meet the Invermere kids. The RCMP headquarters for the Columbia Valley area is located right in Invermere should you need their assistance and if you want to know where the best fishing can be found or directions to Fort Steele Heritage Town, the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce staffs the visitor centre on the highway just south of the Invermere crossroads and they have brochures, maps and plenty of great suggestions.
If you need to get around while your auto is in the shop, call a taxi. There’s also a community bus that travels between the individual communities (see a link to schedule and fares) and if you have your bike with you, don’t worry; as long as there is room for it, you can fasten it onto the front of the bus – why pedal when you can bus the longer distances?
Rest assured that there are services for every need while you are visiting the Columbia Valley.