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InvermereCanada

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.

Top Hotels in Invermere

Copper Point Resort
Copper Point Resort
4 out of 5
760 Cooper Road, Invermere, BC
The price is CA $119 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

Located in East Kootenay, this spa resort is within a 5-minute walk of Columbia Mountains and Copper Point Golf Course. James Chabot Provincial Park and Eagle ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (969 reviews)

"Great Resort rooms very clean.Beautiful old coarse and awesome mountain views from room"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

Copper Point Resort
The Kanata by BCMInns Invermere
The Kanata by BCMInns Invermere
3.5 out of 5
8888 Arrow Road, Invermere, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $122 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in East Kootenay, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Columbia Mountains and Copper Point Golf Course. James Chabot Provincial Park and Eagle Ranch ...

4.2/5Very Good! (722 reviews)

"great location with easy access to the whole area, without any highway noise. friendly and helpful staff. Clean and new rooms, bathroom, and hotel public spaces. The pools were closed because of covid. Continental breakfast could be improved. The only issue we had was the bed: very soft mattress ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 13, 2020

The Kanata by BCMInns Invermere
The Canterbury Inn of Downtown Invermere
The Canterbury Inn of Downtown Invermere
2.5 out of 5
747 12 St, Invermere, BC
The price is CA $79 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in East Kootenay, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Columbia Mountains and Pynelogs Cultural Centre. James Chabot Provincial Park and Copper Point ...

3.1/5 (97 reviews)

"It was Clean Room but No Towel change for two days rest (due to COVID). Location is by Invemere main street and convenient access to all eatery/bars."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 7, 2020

The Canterbury Inn of Downtown 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.

Vacation Rentals in Invermere

Lake Windermere Pointe
Lake Windermere Pointe
3 out of 5
205-3 Avenue, Invermere, BC

Located in East Kootenay, this apartment building is steps away from Columbia Mountains and James Chabot Provincial Park. Pynelogs Cultural Centre and Copper ...

4.3/5Excellent! (36 reviews)

"Lovely view very roomy,kitchen well stocked.Wifi worked very well all devices operated at same time."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 18, 2019

Lake Windermere Pointe
Best Cozy Barn in the Canadian Rocky Mountains With Private Hot Tub + bon Fires
Best Cozy Barn in the Canadian Rocky Mountains With Private Hot Tub + bon Fires
3054 Houlgrave Road, Invermere, BC
The price is CA $135 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4

Located in East Kootenay, this romantic holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Columbia Mountains and within 6 miles (10 km) of James Chabot Provincial Park and ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (36 reviews)
Good times at The House of Friesians

"A lovely comfortable long weekend. The location and hosts are wonderful. We will be returning!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2020

Best Cozy Barn in the Canadian Rocky Mountains With Private Hot Tub + bon Fires
Great Vacation Hideaway in the Mountains
Great Vacation Hideaway in the Mountains
8 Wolf Cres, Invermere, BC

Located in East Kootenay, this family-friendly Invermere holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Columbia Mountains and Copper Point Golf Course. James Chabot ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (22 reviews)
Great stay

"Very clean place. Great location."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2020

Great Vacation Hideaway in the Mountains
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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Reviews of Invermere

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

McKinnon

Jan 28, 2020

Love Invermere, such an amazing mountain town. It has everything you are looking for and more!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Jan 6, 2020

Much cheaper options than staying in Panorama. Town is really spread out, little tough for walking.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Nov 26, 2019

Super nice and quaint little town. Most services available.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Sep 20, 2019

I use Invermere as my base when I'm out birding in the Columbia Valley. It's handy to Golden and to Cranbrook, an easy drive to Calgary. The town has history and character and western painted turtles. And an absolutely fabulous bakery.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Sep 10, 2019

People werent very friendly. I would not recomend going to Huckleberry's restaurant. The food was mediocre and the service was awful. Kicking horse coffee brewing company was pretty cool. And the hot spring's at radium were worth it.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Aug 28, 2019

Cute town but not a lot of options for dining or going out if you are younger.

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