The May long weekend was filled to the brim with events and activities across the valley. From a day at the beach to a scenic hike, The Pioneer team was out snapping the action. Photos by Kristian Rasmussen and Kate Irwin.

Matthew Beckie, 2, of Calgary tries his hand at making bubbles at Kinsmen Beach.

Noah Malo, 4, of Lac La Biche, Alta, shops at the Invermere Rotary Clubs garage sale beside Invermere Provincial Courthouse.

Kelly J plays the main stage at the Backwood Blues Festival.

Christine DuBois hits the water at Fairmont Beach Resort, testing out the waterski slalom course.

The Columbia Valley Swim Club holds a fundraising barbecue outside AG Valley Foods. Pictured, left to right: Shana Walsh, Meghara Walsh, Brenden Kanan, Hailey Kubian and Cory Martin.

The Valley GoGo Sisters adorn the valley at their Kazuri Jewelry sale at the Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Pictured, left to right: Judy Worden of Invermere and Susan Parsons of Calgary browse some colourful items.

A cloudy sunset offers a beautiful peek at the Purcell Mountain range.

Gabriella DeRose, 6, of Calgary hangs out at the Kinsmen Beach playground.