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Columbia Outdoor School

Columbia Outdoor School operates the Blue Lake Camp – an outdoor education centre located 45 minutes south of Fairmont and an hour north of Cranbrook.

Columbia Outdoor School provides educational programming focusing on recreation outdoor skill development, environmental science and leadership. They accomplish this through fun, meaningful and collaborative learning experiences in the natural environment.

In addition, the Blue Lake Centre also provides rental opportunities to families, small and large groups.  The lodge overlooks Blue Lake and is slightly removed from the main camp facilities. The five bedroom lodge, 2.5 bathroom private lodge is the perfect base for your outdoor holiday in the Purcell Mountains.  The lodge sleeps 1-19 people and rates are dependent on the number in your group.

Activities include canoeing and hiking.

Facilities include a swimming area with docks, boat house, firepit, large outdoor gathering area.  Canoes and life jackets are available for use.  In the winter, guests have access to an ice rink and tracked cross-country ski trails. The area offers endless opportunities for hiking, fishing, tobogganing and snowshoeing too.

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Box 759


V1C 4J5


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