Brad and Steve of Smokehouse 93, Invermere had been dreaming up a barbecue competition in the beautiful Columbia Valley for years. They wanted to attract folks from all over to celebrate good food, barbecue culture, and host a world-class, professional competition in the hart of the Canadian Rockies. “Barbecue – Brews & Mountain Views”

But, they needed more cooks in the kitchen.

They headed just across the road to the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce (CVCC) to see if their team would be interested in collaborating. It ‘caught fire’ and the Columbia Valley Smoke Show was borne! Soon after, joined the the Lake Windermere Lion’s Club who offered up their brand-new campground to host the competition with local businesses, of all sizes, stepping up to contribute to the two-day community festival that will surround the cook-off. A special thanks to our title sponsor, Invermere Home Hardware.

To elevate the quality of the competition, the event will be a fully-sanctioned Kansas City Barbecue Society Master Series contest.

We hope to attract local backyard warriors and teams from across North America for the inaugural Columbia Valley Smoke Show and we can’t wait to bring the heat and flavour to the Valley for years to come!