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International Guests

International Visitors

Hailing from across the seas or simply across the border.

For more than half a century we've been welcoming guests from around the world. Some come for the adventure, others for the vast terrain and then there are those who come to just relax and enjoy being in the mountains. Whatever experience you're looking for, you'll find a little slice of pure Canada right here.  

When to visit

Panorama has four distinct seasons, winter, spring, summer and fall. The busiest time of year is during the snow season, especially around Christmas, New Year and the holidays in early February. The snow season generally runs from mid December to mid April, however the mountain is open privately in November for ski racing.

Full summer operations usually kick off the last weekend of June, when Canadian kids begin their big school holidays. Spring and fall are more laid back and visitors come for the beautiful weather, golf, events, hiking and cross-country biking.  

The average winter temperature in is around -5 to -10 degrees Celsius and our annual snowfall is around 5 meters. In summer, temperatures can get to a balmy 25 to 30 degrees celsius.  

Getting here by air

Panorama is situated in British Columbia's Purcell Mountains, part of the Canadian Rockies region, and sits 20 minutes above the gorgeous lakeside town of Invermere. The nearest major city is Calgary in Alberta, a 3.5 hour drive away.  

Calgary International Airport (YYC) is the most popular access point to Panorama. Guest shuttles depart YYC and the resort twice a day and can also pick-up and drop-off in Banff. The comfy shuttles travel through two of Canada's most spectacular treasures on their way to the resort - Banff and Kootenay National Parks. 

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Travel Partners

We work with some amazing tour operators and travel agents from all around the world. You can see a list of who our partners are in your area here.

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Time Zone

Panorama is on Mountain Standard Time and in the same time zone as Calgary. We are one hour ahead of Vancouver which is on Pacific Standard Time. If you are travelling from Australia or New Zealand, we are a day behind you. For more specific information download our First Time Visitors Guide.       

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A valid passport and sometimes a specific, pre-arranged travel visa is required to enter Canada. You can find information specific to your country at Citizenship and Immigration Canada or by contacting your travel agent.     

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Canadian dollars are the norm at Panorama. US dollars can be exchanged on the resort and there are several banks in Invermere to exchange foreign currency. A free shuttle runs between the resort and the town of Invermere throughout the day and stops at the two major banks in town BMO and CIBC. 

ATMs can be found around the resort and also in Invermere. Debit cards and major credit cards are accepted and there is no minimum spend on transactions so you don't need to worry about carrying lots of cash on you.   

British Columbia applies a 5% good & services tax along with an 7% provincial sales tax to most products. Taxes are applied when you purchase an item so remember that the price you are looking at may not include tax until you reach the checkout. 

Tipping is customary in Canada, especially in restaurants and bars. A tip or service charge is generally not automatically added to your bill, so you need to add it on at the end. You can find more information in our First Time Visitors Guide

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so, what are you waiting for?

Grab your ski boots and book your vacation now!