We are grateful to be living and working within the territories and ancestral lands of the Ktunaxa and Secwepemc speaking peoples.

The spectacular landscapes of the Columbia Valley offer locals and visitors unparalleled opportunities for a wide range of outdoor recreational pursuits.

Yet, a steadily growing demand for recreation experiences is placing increased pressure on the land, and negatively impacting wildlife habitat and ecosystems, cultural values, recreation experiences and existing land users.

A community-led initiative

Recognizing the need for a shared vision of recreation management and stewardship for the Columbia Valley, local communities, recreation groups and land users, with support from representatives of local and provincial government, have joined together in a community-led process to develop recommendations for recreation management for the Columbia Valley. It is recognized that a successful community-led process will include the involvement of and engagement with First Nations.

An over-arching goal of the Columbia Valley Recreation Planning Initiative is to help safeguard this region’s recreational assets while ensuring that environmental, cultural and agricultural values are both respected and protected for future generations.

You are invited to:

  • Check out the new Recreation Guidelines for the Columbia Valley (it’s important that we all do our part to recreate respectfully).

  • Use the interactive map to learn more about the region’s abundance of recreational assets.
  • Stay connected! Sign up for notifications of news and upcoming opportunities for public input.

  • Learn more about the Columbia Valley Recreation Planning Initiative.