14 Jul Water Flows Through This Land
Water flows through this land. And it’s the water we seek when we come here.
Hours spent on the boat or stretched out in the sun, idly floating on a SUP; family paddling or float trips on the river; hikes along fresh and misty creeks, climbing to epic heights in search of that untouched turquoise tarn.
Our Columbia Valley lifestyle and experience centres around water. No matter the season, we love our lives spent on, and around, the lakes, rivers, and creeks that have sustained and inspired others here for centuries.
But what of life beyond the water? What is it that the land surrounding the cool, sparkling, azure depths provides us?
Easy. A rugged abundance of nature, wildlife, and world-class outdoors that brings folk from near and far to revel and savour in it.
This could not be more true as you travel only minutes south of Lake Windermere to the scenic and languid shores and uplands of Columbia Lake.
The lands surrounding the largest warm water lake in the East Kootenay inspires a new sense of time and place; a spirit of recreation, exploration, and outdoor adventure. Uninhibited by the bustle and crowds we’ve come to expect from other lakeside destinations.
As most of the eastern lakeshore is pristine and protected, the opportunities to enjoy nature, unspoiled, abound.
Kilometres of hiking trails await your discovery: Poet’s Trail, Montezuma’s Revenge, the Columbia Lake Trail, the Geary Lookout, and so many more. There is no shortage of opportunities to range and explore our singular Columbia Headwaters outdoors.
Walk, bike, and explore in the footsteps of generations of First Nations and early Europeans along the historic Spirit Trail or scale the remarkable eroded rock formations of the Dutch Creek hoodoos.
Expect glimpses of our wild neighbours, too. Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep climb deftly the nearby bluffs and elk and deer graze the nearby grasslands. Quietly observe a variety of birdlife – White-throated Swifts, Bald Eagles, Osprey, the regal and solitary Great Blue Heron.
Expansive, striking views of the Rocky Mountains and Fairmont Range awe visitors and residents, alike. From her crags and crevices, natural, hot, mineral waters burble from the mountain’s depths, captured for all to enjoy in the Fairmont Hot Springs pools.
For those who enjoy a more manicured experience of the Columbia River headwaters, take your pick of golf courses, unique and exceptional, all within minutes.
Along the slopes of Springwater Hill, hear the gentle trickle of the spring and creek, the original inspiration for this scenic and exclusive lakeside community. Share the extraordinary view with a visiting deer!
Nestled along the shores of Columbia Lake, Springwater Hill offers 19 stunning, unobstructed lake view lots. Private lake access provides opportunities to make the most of every aspect of life at the lake.
Be here on Columbia Lake. Perhaps make a Springwater Hill lot yours and build your forever home.
Come and see for yourself!
Experience these breathtaking view lots on a tour where you can meet Dave and Donna Rae, passionate about building communities. Springwater Hill is their newest and fourth community on Columbia Lake.
Take in the views and walk this land through which the water flows. Explore life on the lake, along the creek, below the spring… and the possibility of owning a piece of paradise.
Discover Springwater Hill on Columbia Lake.