Invermere, BC Area Guide
Central to the Columbia Valley is the quintessential town of Invermere, BC; the main hub of the area with a population of 3,000 permanent residents. This picturesque mountain town swells to around 25,000 in the summer as visitors and seasonal residents come to enjoy the warmer side of the Rocky Mountains and all that this diverse valley has to offer.
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Invermere, BC and Lake Windermere
Invermere, BC is nestled along the shores of Lake Windermere, BC – actually a widening of the Columbia River – the ‘lake’ is relatively shallow making it one of the warmest lakes in the province, perfect for a host of water sports including swimming, boating, water skiing, wake boarding, wake surfing and jet skiing. Calm water typically in the mornings and evenings make Lake Windermere popular for the new craze of paddle boarding. Paddle boards and almost any other adventure equipment can be rented through one of the adventure stores in Invermere, BC. James Chabot and Kinsmen Beach are both within easy walking of downtown offering something for everyone. Great for children, the beaches have gradual sandy entry into the water, sand boxes, playgrounds and swimming docks. Washrooms, showers and changing facilities are provided at each beach with Kinsmen Beach welcoming a new facility with concession building in 2012. A water spray park is proposed at Kinsmen Beach for 2013.
The perfect year-round playground Lake Windermere, BC turns into a winter wonderland from December to March. The ‘Whiteway‘ provides 15kms of groomed track for cross-country skiing, skate skiing and ice-skating. The track loops around the lake connecting the towns of Invermere, BC and Windermere, BC and is maintained by the Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club. Along with the bay at Kinsmen Beach, Dorothy Lake – a small pond by Kinsmen Beach – is a popular spot to play hockey.
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The Location & Activities of Invermere, BC
Invermere, BC is surrounded by mountains with the rugged peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the East and the gentler rolling mountains of the Purcell Range to the West. There are many hikes to explore in the area offering options for all abilities. Juniper, Johnson and Sunshine Ranch are a few of the trails within an easy drive of Invermere, BC; these are popular spots for hiking, biking and running. Adventure seekers can attempt to summit one of the dominating surrounding peaks such as Mount Nelson or Chisel Peak. An ideal gateway to the backcountry, Invermere, BC is a haven for ATVing, snowmobiling, hiking, hunting and ski touring.
Art buffs are rewarded with three art galleries – two on the main street and the Pynelogs Cultural Centre at Kinsmen Beach which also hosts many events, concerts and weddings throughout the year. A number of cultural, seasonal and sporting events bring the communities together to celebrate this unique and wonderful area. Wings Over the Rockies welcomes visitors from around the world to take part in activities and events over two weeks centered around the Columbia River Wetlands, one of the largest undisturbed wetland ecosystems in North America – they can even be identified from space with the naked eye! The Columbia Salmon Festival is another wonderful way to celebrate this beautiful area and bring awareness of the ecological challenges it faces. Loop the Lake 10km, half marathon running race and the Heart of the Rockies Triathlon are the main sporting events in town.
Growing families are well catered for as Invermere, BC provides quality education facilities through day cares, schools and the College of the Rockies. Extracurricular activities for the whole family to enjoy include dance, judo, figure skating, gymnastics and of course swimming at the nearby Radium Hot Springs or Fairmont Hot Springs, BC to name a few. Winter ski and snowboard programs are available at Panorama, BC and Fairmont Hot Springs, BC resorts for adults and children.
Invermere, BC really does have it all, from new condominium complexes with hot tubs, seasonal pools and fitness rooms, to single family homes and luxurious dwellings. Contact us today to find your perfect place to call home.