Paraglider near Mt. Swansea, Invermere, Photo Destination BC Kari Medig

Invermere

Located in the Canadian Rockies and situated alongside Lake Windermere, one of the warmest bodies of water in the Kootenay valley, is the town of Invermere where life is all about afternoons at the beach, boating on the lake, exploring art galleries and downtown shops. As well, golfing, fishing for trout and hiking to the Lake of the Hanging Glaciers which takes you through lush forests, up steep switchbacks, past several awesome waterfalls and into alpine meadows is an amazing day trip although best left for the avid hiker. Easier trails also provide spectacular views. West of Invermere, in the heart of the Purcell Mountains, is Panorama Mountain Village where the focus is on adventure throughout the summer and winter.

In addition to the beautiful natural landscape, the region also has a rich culture. It is home to the Windermere Valley Pioneer Museum, as well as the Pynelogs Cultural Centre. The museum exhibits hands-on history of life in the region. While the Cultural Centre is used primarily as an art gallery.

Location

Located at the northern end of Windermere Lake on Hwy 93/95 in the Kootenay River Valley. Invermere is just 19 km (12 mi) south of Radium Hot Springs and 19 km (12 mi) north of Fairmont Hot Springs. The city of Cranbrook is 134 km (83 mi) to the south and the community of Golden just 120 km (75 mi) to the north.

A Step Back in Time

Invermere was established in 1810 as a trading post. It originally went by the names Copper City and Canterbury before settling on the name Invermere, a Scottish name derived from the words ‘Inver’ (“out of the mouth”) and ‘mere’ (“lake”).

Contact Information

District of Invermere

Invermere & Nearby Accommodations

29 Listings

Golden Golf Club RV Park
Lakeshore Resort and Campground

Lakeshore Resort and Campground

Windermere

Lakeshore Resort and Campground is the largest lakeshore campground in the Columbia Valley! Several types of overnight camping and rental options exist at the Lakeshore Resort and Campground: tipi rentals; non-serviced and electricity-only serviced sites. Nightly campers have access to all Lakeshore ... Read more
Canyon RV Resort on Sinclair Creek

Canyon RV Resort on Sinclair Creek

Radium Hot Springs

A well-known campground in a booming resort village. Located in private valley with a stream running through it. Spectacular washrooms, groomed lawns, mature trees. Close to hot springs and too much golf! A good home base for trips to Banff and Lake Louise. Reservations recommended. 7 days notice to ... Read more
Fairmont Mountain Bungalows

Fairmont Mountain Bungalows

Fairmont Hot Springs

Nestled in the centre of the Rocky Mountains, Fairmont Bungalows offers self-contained cabins and motel units surrounded by majestic trees, grassed fields and beautiful gardens. Our unique cabins feature amenities to create a comfortable and relaxing visit. Each cabin has its own private veranda wit ... Read more
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

Fairmont Hot Springs

Experience Canada's largest mineral hot springs at this family-friendly BC Rockies Mountain resort. Enjoy 45 holes of golf, family ski area, spa, recreational programs, dining and 2 RV parks. Lodge guests enjoy exclusive access to guest hot springs complex. ... Read more
Spruce Grove RV Park & Campground

Spruce Grove RV Park & Campground

Fairmont Hot Springs

Situated alongside the beautiful Columbia River, many of the 172 large sites enjoy direct river frontage. Popular with families and groups, RVs and tents welcome. Outdoor heated pool. Only 5 minutes from Canada's largest natural mineral hot springs at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Pet friendly. ... Read more
Fairmont Vacation Villas Mountainside

Fairmont Vacation Villas Mountainside

Fairmont Hot Springs

Surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains, Fairmont Vacation Villas Mountainside is the perfect vacation destination that offers all conveniences of your own home and more. With 116 spacious villas, guests will be spoiled with gorgeous views of the mountains and golf course at their front door. Ca ... Read more
The Flats RV

The Flats RV

Canal Flats

Nestled along Kootenay River on 23-acres is where we are equipped with picnic tables, fire rings, clean hot showers, fuel and convenience store. Near lakes and natural hot springs. For kayakers/canoers, we have the best access point to the river from our property. For a unique overnight experience w ... Read more
Kootenay National Park

Kootenay National Park

Radium Hot Springs

Enjoy modern camping in an oTENTik or plan a rustic retreat with the family. Three campgrounds on the Banff-Windermere Highway (93 south), showcase incredible views of mountain peaks, turquoise rivers and reclaimed grasslands. National Parks Pass required. Redstreak offers reservations. ... Read more
Springbrook Motel & RV Park

Springbrook Motel & RV Park

Skookumchuck

Nestled on the banks of the Kootenay River, Springbrook Resort is a perfect setting for any seasonal getaway, reunion or wedding. Located in the heart of the Rockies, use Springbrook Resort as your centre to explore the wilderness or relax in paradise. Our motel provides you with comfortable beds, k ... Read more
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