I was always amazed by mountain valleys and rivers. The Columbia River Valley near Revelstoke has it all. Your just drive north or south from Revelstoke and stop wherever you like. There are great views everywhere.
The mountains add an fantastic feature and to stand there is for me one of the best relaxation I can get. Some Glaciers are visible and the water is flowing pretty quickly. We did a sidetrip to the Illecillewaet River which became one of my favourite spots.
And the best thing us that the area us not touristy at all. I am seriously jealous of the people who live there.