The BIG Christmas Craft Sale

The BIG Christmas Craft Sale in Invermere is a favorite annual tradition for holiday shoppers who are looking for unique gift items they won’t find anywhere else.

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Handmade Market in Windermere

Handmade Market at the Windermere Community Hall is a great opportunity to find beautiful, one-of-a-kind gifts for your friends and family members. Everything crafted locally.

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October Apple Pick and Press

The annual October Apple Pick and Press weekend is your opportunity to help remove attractants for the bears, take home delicious fresh-pressed juice and share with others.

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Sue Wells Art Day for Kids

Art Day for Kids is an annual FREE event that lets children aged 5 years and up explore their creative sides. Pre-register your child for a session.

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Golfing for GALS Tournament

The Golfing for GALS fundraiser at Spur Valley Greens is not just for gals – it’s for GALS! Enjoy 9 holes, BBQ, live entertainment by L8, great prizes!

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Butterfly Barn Dance

The 5th annual Butterfly Barn Dance at Coy’s is a fundraiser for the Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley. Live music, roast-beef-on-a-spit, live and silent auctions. Adults only.

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Invermere Music Festival

The annual Invermere Music Festival covers 2 glorious days of great food & drink, fantastic local & guest musicians & interesting workshops.

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Columbia Basin Culture Tour

The Columbia Basin Culture Tour is an annual weekend-long, self-directed tour of the arts, culture and heritage of the Columbia Basin area. There is no charge.

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Art in the Park

Spend a lovely Sunday in August at Pothole Park visiting Art in the Park, a FREE outdoor art show and sale of the work of local artists.

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Lake Windermere Summer Splash!

Join the fun at James Chabot Beach! Summer Splash is an annual celebration of Lake Windermere and everything we love about it. Competitions, live music, learning.

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The BIG Book Sale

The BIG BOOK SALE is your once-a-year opportunity to find books you’ve want to read – for the price of a donation! Thousands of books on sale!

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Soiree en Blanc

Soiree en Blanc is an elegant flash-mob-style event held somewhere in the Columbia Valley. The location is a secret. From clothing to decor, everything is white.

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Art Walk

Art Walk is one of summer’s favorite cultural pleasures in Invermere. Visit participating local art galleries as you take a pleasant Friday evening stroll around town.

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Canada Day in Canal Flats

Canal Flats Canada Day celebration takes place at the Civic Centre, with refreshments, birthday cake and fireworks! Everyone’s invited to the party. Bring the whole family!

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Mountain of Hope Gala

Mountain of Hope Gala in the Great Hall and out-of-doors at Panorama is an annual fundraiser to help the Mountain of Hope Society help needy Columbia Valley people.

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ICAN Garage Sale

From 9am to 1pm, find great bargains at ICAN’s annual garage sale! Clothing, toys, books, home decor and more. Support ICAN as they help homeless companion animals in our communities.

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REACH Student Art Party

Everyone’s invited to the REACH Art Party. Come and meet the gifted high school students whose works are featured in the annual show at Pynelogs Art Gallery.

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DTSS Year-end Band Concerts

Everyone’s invited to the DTSS year-end band concerts in the high school gymnasium. It’s a great opportunity to show your support for these talented teens. Join us.

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Sneak Peek Book Sale!

Get an early start on next month’s Big Book Sale! The Sneak Peek book sale event offers hundreds of fantastic bargains on gently used books for everyone.

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Farmers Markets in the Columbia Valley

A trip to a Columbia Valley Farmers Market is one of summertime’s highlights.
Buy garden-fresh produce, home baking, jams, jellies, art, hand-made soaps and lotions, woodworking and more.

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REACH DTSS Student Art Show

The REACH DTSS Student Art Show features the best work of the Columbia Valley high school art students. See it at Pynelogs Art Gallery. Open daily 11am-5pm.

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Crafts & Collectibles Market

The Crafts and Collectibles Market at Home Hardware is to help raise funds for the new Windermere Valley Childcare Society playground. Everyone’s invited. There’s a BBQ too!

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Annual Rotary Garage Sale

The annual Rotary Garage Sale at Deck Storage is a two-day event to raise funds to support the many projects of the Rotary Club of Invermere

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Glass Art Show & Sale

The Glass Art Show and Sale at the Radium Hot Springs pools, is themed ‘Celebration’ and is a tribute to Canada’s 150th birthday. A FREE event.

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Mothers Day Dinner

On Mothers Day, show Mom how much you appreciate her by treating her to a special 3-course dinner at Strands Restaurant. She’ll love you for it.

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Annual Pooch Plunge

Bring your furry 4-footed family member for a romp in the natural mineral hot spring and help raise funds for the work of ICAN and GALS.

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Big Band Dance

It’s hard to believe it’s the 34th year for the DTSS Big Band Dance! Fantastic music by the school stage band. Get your tickets now!

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Art From the Heart 12 Art Show

You’re invited to view over 700 pieces of artwork by elementary school children of the Columbia Valley’s elementary schools. It’s Art from the Heart 12 at Pynelogs!

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Charity Ski Day

Charity Ski Day is an annual event at the Fairmont Ski Hill, with fun planned for everyone. Great prizes, discounts, live musical entertainment & lots more.

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Photos With Santa Claus

Photos with Santa Claus at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort make great gifts for loving grandmas and grandpas, irreplaceable mementos of your child’s growing years.

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Children’s Christmas Party

The annual Radium Volunteer Fire Department Children’s Christmas Party is for kids 10 years and under. There will be cookie decorating, music and a visit from Santa!

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Radium Holiday Market

The annual Radium Holiday Market is coming up, with tons of great gift ideas for everyone on your list this season. Even for the frustratingly-impossible-to-shop-for people!

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Annual Tree of Lights

Hospice Society hosts the annual Tree of Lights ceremony in 5 Columbia Valley locations this year to commemorate loved ones who will not be with us this season.

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EKISC General Meeting

The EKISC General Meeting is at the Heritage Inn Hotel in Cranbrook. Everyone’s invited to come hear about our 2016 successes! Help us plan for 2017.

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Fireman’s Ball

The annual Firemans Ball has been the Invermere Fire Rescue Services’s largest fundraiser for more than 4 decades. Great food, dancing, silent auction, door prizes, Balloon Pop.

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Thanksgiving Feast at Strand’s

Thanksgiving dinner at Strand’s Restaurant in Invermere BC is always a delicious feast. Why not make your reservation today and celebrate with everyone in the family

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Box City at Pothole Park

Box City at Pothole Park is the Summit Youth’s challenge to the community. Live for one night in a cardboard box. Experience the plight of the homeless.

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Annual fall Shoreline Clean-up

It’s fall shoreline cleanup time again! Volunteers are wanted to help clean up the public shores around Lake Windermere. Let’s make them safe for winter activities

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Golden Senior Open

The annual Golden Senior Open is a fun summer event for golfers 50+ years. Golfers over 65 years get special bonuses! Great opportunity to eat up the fairways.

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Annual Stampede Pancake Breakfast

The Radium Hot Springs Fire Department’s holding their annual Stampede Pancake Breakfast at Fire’D Up. It’s a fundraiser for the department. C’mon down! Grub’s great!

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Canada Day Party at Panorama

There’s a Canada Day party coming up at Panorama Mountain Resort and everyone’s invited. Come early for the pancake breakfast. Fire department barbecue at noon. Kids fun too.

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KNP Junior Naturalist Program

Kids bored this summer? Sign them up for the Junior Naturalist Program at the Redstreak Campground. It’s a fun summertime experience for kids 6 – 12 years.

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Chamber of Commerce Local Market

The Chamber of Commerce Local Market at the Invermere Visitor Centre gives visitors and locals mid-week opportunities to purchase home grown, baked and crafted products this summer.

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March Against Monsanto

March Against Monsanto is one of the largest annual protests in the world. Millions will march simultaneously. Please join us to march in Cranbrook on May 21st.

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Highway Clean Up party

Everyone’s invited to the Fairmont & District Lions Club’s annual Highway Clean Up party. Help spruce up for the summer. Hot dogs afterward at the Lions Den.

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Valley Voices Spring Concert

The Valley Voices presents its annual Spring Concert, a lovely musical presentation of light-hearted music to celebrate the season. It’s real family entertainment at its best.

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Valley Pride Pitch-in

It’s Valley Pride Pitch-in time once again! Let’s do some serious spring housecleaning to get the Columbia Valley looking her best for the summer tourist season.

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Christmas Bureau AGM

The Christmas Bureau of the Columbia Valley is holding its annual general meeting at Christ Church Trinity. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

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Windermere Easter Egg Hunt

From the youngest to the oldest, everybody is invited to hunt for eggs left behind by the Easter Bunny. Starts at 10 am sharp! Join the fun!

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Invermere Art Walk

Spend pleasurable Friday evenings in July and August visiting Invermere BC art galleries to view the inspired work of local artists. See all in one evening or make it a regular Friday treat!

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Puppy Love 5 Fundraiser

It’s time to get a mini tat! Help Global Animal Lovers (GALS) raise funds for food and veterinary care for rescued animals. 8 talented tattoo artists.

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