Invermere

Travel Guide
Kootenay National Park showing mountains and a lake or waterhole

Explore the tree-lined shores of Lake Windermere and go swimming, boating or fishing in summer then head for the town’s fabled ski slopes and steaming hot springs in winter.

The town of Invermere is a relaxing vacation destination on the shores of one of the warmest lakes in the Columbia Valley. Families love returning to the sandy beaches for long days in the sun, while hang-gliding and boating adventures suit outdoors enthusiasts. Experience the town’s surrounding mountain scenery on a ski trip or try out one of the region’s renowned golf courses.

The downtown area, known as Invermere-on-the-Lake, is the perfect introduction to the wider township. Experience fantastic local dining and cozy pubs or discover some of the downtown art galleries and boutiques. Make your way to the shores of Lake Windermere to see breathtaking views across the shimmering waters to blue-tinted mountains.

Check out Kinsmen Beach and swim in one of the warmest lakes in the Kootenay Rockies. The beach is protected by a string of foreshore trees, offering plenty of shade on hot summer days. The swimming area is shallow and perfect for families. Go farther south to reach Columbia Lake to reach more pristine lakeside beaches and pretty scenery for boating, canoeing, waterskiing and windsurfing. Try river rafting on the wild waters of the Kootenay River or Toby Creek. Scenic floats are also available on the Columbia Wetlands.

Keen golfers will be excited to try out some of the Windermere Valley’s famed golf courses. With 15 courses packed into this cozy corner of the Kootenay Rockies, there’s something for every golfing preference.

James Chabot Provincial Park is a pretty leafy area to explore near downtown Invermere. Go farther afield into the surrounding parks and reserves to experience stunning natural scenery and spot wildlife. Go fishing at Whiteswan Lake and be awed by the Marble Canyon in Kootenay National Park. Panorama Mountain Resort is the town’s premier wintersports destination.

Invermere is located in southeastern British Columbia, close to the border of Alberta. The town lies between Golden and Cranbrook and can be reached by car and bus. Calgary International Airport is a 3-hour drive away. Sheltered by the Rocky Mountains and Mount Nelson, Invermere has warm summers and mild winters.

The Canterbury Inn of Downtown Invermere
The Canterbury Inn of Downtown Invermere
2.5 out of 5
747 12 St, Invermere, BC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $90 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated in Invermere, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Columbia Mountains and Columbia River. Pynelogs Cultural Centre and James Chabot Provincial Park ...
3.1/5 (140 reviews)
"I found the location in downtown very suitable. Covid rules continue to apply, if you don’t ask you do not get information. all extras need to be asked for at the front desk, they are happy to comply."

Reviewed on Aug. 18, 2021

The Canterbury Inn of Downtown Invermere
Invermere Inn
Invermere Inn
2.5 out of 5
1310 7th Avenue, Invermere, BC
The price is CA $123 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Situated in the mountains, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Columbia Mountains, Columbia River, and Pynelogs Cultural Centre. James Chabot ...
4.1/5Very Good! (516 reviews)
"Everything was satisfactory."

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2021

Invermere Inn
The Kanata by BCMInns Invermere
The Kanata by BCMInns Invermere
3.5 out of 5
8888 Arrow Road, Invermere, BC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $132 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Columbia Mountains, Copper Point Golf Course, and Columbia River. James Chabot Provincial ...
4.2/5Very Good! (809 reviews)
"We enjoyed the room very nice"

Reviewed on Sep. 15, 2021

The Kanata by BCMInns Invermere
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Great vacation hideaway in the mountains
Great vacation hideaway in the mountains
Invermere, BC
The price is CA $100 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
This family-friendly Invermere vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Columbia Mountains and Copper Point Golf Course. Columbia River and James Chabot Provincial ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (35 reviews)
Relaxing stay
"If you'd like a relaxing stay away from busy streets, this is a great place to stay. Really easy check-in with the keypad. Nice quiet neighborhood."

Reviewed on Sep. 15, 2021

Great vacation hideaway in the mountains
Beach Themed Family Condo (Sleeps 7) At Lake Windermere Pointe In Invermere
Beach Themed Family Condo (Sleeps 7) At Lake Windermere Pointe In Invermere
Invermere, BC
This family-friendly Invermere condo building is located on a lake, just steps from Columbia Mountains and Columbia River. Copper Point Golf Course and James ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (49 reviews)
Wonderful rental
"Clean, well appointed, a great choice for a vacation rental!"

Reviewed on Sep. 11, 2021

Beach Themed Family Condo (Sleeps 7) At Lake Windermere Pointe In Invermere
FAMILY FUN LAKE GETAWAY
FAMILY FUN LAKE GETAWAY
Invermere, BC
This family-friendly Invermere condo building is located on a lake, just steps from Columbia Mountains and Columbia River. Copper Point Golf Course and James ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Great location and confortable place to stay
"We really enjoyed our trip. The location is perfect. You cant be closer to the beach and playground. And you have the pool. And a second playground behind the dariyqueen. The location is perfect. Condo was really well stocked and we were not wanting for anything. Thanks for everything!"

Reviewed on Sep. 15, 2021

FAMILY FUN LAKE GETAWAY
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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