Interior British Columbia

Golfing in this region provides unsurpassed golf and breathtaking scenery. The Columbia River rolls though the Southern region of the valley providing terrific landscapes framed by the Rocky Mountain to the East and the Bugaboos to the west. Views of snow-capped rugged peaks, amazing wildlife, and crystal clear lakes and rivers, will be just some of the highlights of your trip west to the Columbia Valley.

This region is home to some of Canada’s top 100 golf courses. Golf Packages can include resorts with golf courses such as St. Eugene Mission just outside of Cranbrook. Golfers often stay here and play Gary Players designed Wildstone or Shadow Mountain golf courses. Bootleg Gap and Trickle Creek near Kimberley are popular stops on the valley golf route. Eagle Ranch, Copper Point and Greywolf are some of the top courses in all of British Columbia with a vast array of unique golf holes on display. The Radium Spring course provides a superb opening round on your adventure. It is at the gateway to the area when travelling from Calgary along the incredibly scenic drive through The Canadian Rockies and Kootenay Park.

Welcome to the BC Interior

Unsurpassed golf and breathtaking scenery

The Thompson West Kootenay region with it’s diverse landscape and more sunshine per year than any other region in Canada, boasts a spectrum of golf courses that are second to none.

Described by some as the “Ultimate Golfing Experiece”; The Thompson area with it’s rolling hills, majestic mountains and rugged landscape, create vivid surroundings to the professionally designed courses found within the region. Where else in the world could you ski, play a round of golf, horseback ride, tour a historic site and visit a winery all in one day?

Where else but the fabulous Thompson West Kootenay in British Columbia’s interior. A region of spectacular beauty, agricultural abundance, historic richness and recreational opportunity. From lakeside to mountain peaks the entire Thompson West Kootenay is a year-round paradise for nature lovers, adventurers, and recreationalists.

The uniquely varied landscape and moderate, sunny climate are natural ingredients for first class golfing, water sports, hiking, climbing and of course skiing and snowboarding. With such a variety of scenery, activities, wildlife, and the inspiring change of seasons, where else would anyone want to go?

The Thompson West Kootenay welcomes you to share in the beauty and the diversity that continues to delight many travellers.

Weather Average Hours of Sunshine: over 2000 per year Average Rainfall: 304.7mm/11in annually (varies by city) Average Snowfall: 139.8cm/55in in the valleys (varies by city). Up to 644cm/253.5in on the mountains Frost Free Days: 120-175 days annually Average maximum temperature (summer): 28.4 C/84 F (it is not unusual for summer temperatures to reach 30C/86 F and higher) Average minimum temperature (winter): -8.8 C/16 F

The West Kootenay in British Columbia’s interior region offers diverse landscape and more sunshine per year than any other region in Canada. Kelowna is the largest city in the West Kootenay Valley boasting all the amenities of a major city – fine dining, unique shops and a vibrant cultural life – yet orchards and vineyards thrive within a 10-minute drive of the downtown core. A delightful day or afternoon after golf can be spent sampling the award-winning wares of the numerous internationally acclaimed wineries.

Kelowna is situated on the eastern shore of West Kootenay Lake mid-way between Penticton in the south and Vernon in the north. The lake offers wonderful opportunities for boating, swimming or fishing while the nearby mountains attract hikers and mountain bikers. B.C.’s West Kootenay Valley boasts five of the most spectacular golf courses imaginable making Kelowna a golf destination of spectacular beauty.