About Us

Welcome! The Columbia Valley Pioneer is the most sought-after, trusted news source for readers in the beautiful Columbia Valley of British Columbia’s Interior. Since we began publication in 2004, The Pioneer has rapidly become the community’s first choice as the source for news, events and advertising.

Located in the beautiful, lakeside town of Invermere, the heart of the Columbia Valley, our weekly newspaper serves a circulation area reaching from Spillimacheen in the north to Cranbrook in the south.

We print 4,400 copies every Thursday, distributed free of charge at 100 valley locations and 100 Calgary locations. Our well-written stories and eye-catching designs are praised by everyone who picks up the paper.

In 2005, we earned a printing award from the International Gallery of Superb Printing, and in 2006 we were named Columbia Valley Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2011 we were nominated for Small Business Excellence through the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards, and in 2012 we were proud to win the same category.

We also produce a number of important annual publications including the Columbia Valley Map Book, the Columbia Valley Homes & Lifestyle Magazine, the Radium Hot Springs Visitor Guide, the Columbia Valley Dining Guide, the Columbia Valley Business Magazine and Columbia Valley Weddings.

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