Nestled between the Purcell and Rocky Mountains, Invermere is the economic hub of the Windermere Valley. The town has around 3000 permanent residents and offers more amenities than most towns of its size. Just a few minutes drive from town you'll find world-class skiing and riding at Panorama Mountain Village, steaming natural hot pools at Radium and Fairmont, and two of the world's great mountain parks, Kootenay and Banff.
Summer and Winter Fun!
In winter, Panorama guests will enjoy a number of unique shops, excellent dining, ice-skating and nordic skiing on Lake Windermere, and hard-hitting hockey at the local arena.
In summer, boating on Lake Windermere and hiking in nearby mountain-lands attract significant numbers of visitors to the town. The Windermere Valley is 'cottage country' for many Albertans and in peak holiday periods the population can swell to between 20,000 and 30,000.
For more information on activities, events, shopping, and dining, check out the Invermere/Panorama website now!
Mountain and Valley Shuttle
The Mountain and Valley Shuttle quickly and conveniently connects the Columbia Valley communities of Invermere-on-the-Lake, Panorama Mountain Village and Radium Hot Springs during winter months. This service allows you to visit authentic B.C. mountain towns and enjoy the shopping, dining and recreational opportunities they offer. Skate on the lake, watch a game of hard-hitting ice-hockey, or shop for unique local artworks. The Mountain and Valley Shuttle is supported by the District of Invermere and tourism operators in the Columbia Valley.
The shuttle operates during the winter season only. December 14th, 2012 - April 7th, 2013.
Shuttle SCHEDULE AND MAP
District of Invermere
Whether you plan to locate your business here, invest in the area, relocate your family or enjoy the abundant recreational opportunities, Invermere has it all! Visit the District of Invermere website for more information about the area.
The Columbia Valley Pioneer
The Columbia Valley Pioneer is one of the few independently-owned community newspapers in the province. The Pioneer is the valley's free weekly newspaper; pick it up each Friday or read it online.
The Valley Echo
The Valley Echo is a member of the Black Press group and is the Columbia Valley's original news source. Published every Wednesday, the Echo is available around town and online.
Local Radio: EZ Rock
Ez Rock is the areas only 'local' radio station. Listen to the Columbia Valley's At Work Station on 870AM.
Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce
The C.V.C.C. serves the diverse communities of Invermere, Windermere, Fairmont Hot Springs, Canal Flats, Wilmer, Edgewater, Brisco and Spillimacheen. Visit Heather and Marie in the C.V.C.C. Visitor Centre on Highway 93/95 just south of the Invermere turnoff.
Columbia Valley Rockies
For a real Canadian winter experience head downtown to the Eddie Mountain Arena and watch the Columbia Valley Rockies hockey team play the coolest game on Earth.
C.V. Arts is the Columbia Valley Arts Council. 2011 marks the council's 41st year of fostering the growth, awareness and appreciation of the arts in the valley.
Live Weather Data from the Invermere Soaring Centre
Invermere is a popular destination for glider pilots and parapenters. Clear and stable weather conditions make for ideal flying conditions. Check the latest weather data from the Invermere Aerodrome.
Wildsight: Invermere Branch
Wildsight cares about our home. Not just the homes we live in, but the ecological home that supports all life, all industry and all of us. That's why we work hard for healthy human communities and healthy wild spaces here, in Canada's Columbia and Rocky Mountains ecoregions.
Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
Nearby Radium Hot Springs is a growing community renowned for it's natural hot springs, roaming Bighorn Sheep and its proximity to the wilds of Kootenay National Park. Visit Kent and the team in the Visitor Centre on Highway 93/95 in Radium.