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- Private room
Peaceful home located in the lakeside community of Athlemer. This is one of the original settlements in the area that is conveniently located 3 minutes from downtown, 20 minutes from Panorama, 6 minutes from Copper Point Golf Course, an 8 minute walk to James Chabot Beach, and a 4 minute walk to Fuze Food, Fubuki Sushi, Pizza 2 Go, Subway and DQ. There are two other roommates that share this space, who are busy, active, work full-time and who mostly keep to themselves while relaxing at home.
- Entire home
Explore Columbia Valley! Modern, clean, family house located at a quiet cul-de-sac it can be your base to explore what nature can offer. The open concept of the main floor, three bedrooms, 2.5 baths can provide basic needs for up to 8 people. Oversized double car garage can store your all equipment you bring with you. Westside Park neighbourhood is a family-oriented community. The day before your arrival, I will send the door code, and call you the next day to find out if everything is fine.
- Entire home
Enjoy the tranquil Invermere lifestyle in this beautiful 3+1 bedroom home overlooking Lake Windermere. Perfectly located on a quiet Lake View cul-de-sac within a 2 minute walk to Kinsmen Beach and 5 minute walk to main street, downtown Invermere. Huge west facing deck off kitchen for beautiful view of lake, mountains and sunsets. All rooms including 2 of the bedrooms have flatscreen TVs with Netflix.
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Your guide to Invermere
All About Invermere
Situated in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Invermere is the perfect home base for exploring the vast wilderness of Western Canada. The town sits along the northwest shore of Lake Windermere and is within striking distance of Alberta’s famed Banff National Park and British Columbia’s Kootenay National Park, making it a hotspot for outdoor adventure, be it boating, fishing for trout, or hiking through alpine meadows. Wildlife is on display in a big way here, with the Columbia Wetlands providing habitat to a diverse range of animals, including more than 260 species of birds, as well as elk, moose, and grizzly bears.
Invermere’s small downtown has all the amenities you’ll need to support your wilderness retreats. It’s also a great spot to learn about the region’s history at its handful of small museums.
How do I get around Invermere?
Invermere is just a 1.5-hour drive from the Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) in Cranbrook, which receives connecting flights from Calgary and Vancouver. Two car rental agencies are onsite at the airport, making it easy to drive to your Invermere vacation rentals. You’ll likely want a car to explore the national parks and surrounding wilderness; bike rentals are available in town in the summer. You can also make the three-hour drive to Invermere from the much larger Calgary International Airport (YYC). The gloriously scenic route passes through Banff and Kootenay National Park.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Invermere?
Invermere has four distinct seasons. Temperatures are at their warmest in summer, which peaks in July and August. It cools down at night here, even in the summer, so it’s rare for prolonged heat waves to overtake the town. During the summer, people flock to vacation homes along Lake Windermere. The Invermere Music Festival takes place every summer, offering two days of live music on six stages at Kinsmen Beach, with family-friendly activities and an international food village.
Every winter, you can expect the Invermere region to be coated in snow. People come from all over Canada to take part in the winter recreation, including the Lake Windermere Whiteway, the world’s longest skating trail. The lake is transformed into 30 kilometres of trails and skating rinks that are surrounded by snow-covered forests and white-peaked mountains.
What are the top things to do in Invermere?
In summer, you can float down the Columbia River from Invermere to Radium to soak up the sun while passing through the town’s famed wetlands. This self-guided river tour takes three to four hours to complete on an inflatable tube. Stop anywhere along the shoreline to enjoy a picnic before returning to the water to finish your trip. Eagles and ospreys are often perched on the treetops, while blue herons hunt along the riverbanks.
James Chabot Provincial Park
On the northern end of Windermere Lake is the 14-hectare James Chabot Provincial Park. There’s no shortage of views here. To the west, you’ll find the Purcell Mountains while the Canadian Rockies stand to the east. A sandy lakeshore beach with ideal swimming conditions attracts travellers in the summer, and it’s also a good launch site for kayaks and canoes.
Windermere Valley Museum
Learn about the history of the Invermere region as you meander through this collection of preserved heritage buildings. The main museum is the town’s former railway station, which has been repurposed into the visitors’ entrance. The site also includes a schoolhouse that was built in 1906, a notary building, and a collection of cabins. Exhibits and artifacts show what life was like in the Columbia Valley 100 years ago.