Columbia Valley

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This article is about the region in British Columbia. For the valley that crosses the British Columbia and Washington border, see Columbia Valley (Lower Mainland). For the basin of the Columbia River, see Columbia Basin. For the United States wine appellation, see Columbia Valley AVA.
Looking south at Lake Windermere (foreground) and Columbia Lake (background) in the Columbia Valley. The mountains on the left are the Rocky Mountains and on the right are the Purcells

The Columbia Valley is the name used for a region in the Rocky Mountain Trench near the headwaters of the Columbia River between the town of Golden and the Canal Flats. The main hub of the valley is the town of Invermere. Other towns include Radium Hot Springs, Windermere and Fairmont Hot Springs. The Panorama Ski Resort is located near the valley.

The Columbia Valley is home to the Columbia Wetlands the wetlands are a vital link on a major bird migration route.

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Coordinates: 51°2′N 116°37′W / 51.033°N 116.617°W / 51.033; -116.617