Invermere

View from above

Invermere is a popular year-round tourist and recreation destination in the Columbia River Valley of southeastern British Columbia in the East Kootenays nestled between the Rocky Mountains to the east and the Purcell Mountains to the west. The town is on the north end of Lake Windermere.

Get in

The nearest airport of any size is in Calgary. From Calgary, take the Trans Canada Highway (Route 1) West as far as Castle Junction. This connects to Highway 93 South (southwest), a distance of about 90 km to Radium Hot Springs. Invermere is on the north end of Windermere Lake about 30 minutes south of Radium.

There is daily greyhound service from Calgary but be aware there seems to be some discrepancy with where the actual pick up and drop off point is so check this in advance. In the past it has either at the gas station in town or up the hill at the highway outside of town.

Get around

Within the town center, most facilities are within walking distance, but otherwise, the various parts of Invermere are somewhat spread out. A bike or a car would be a help in getting around. Invermere is also difficult to reach without a car as there is little convenient public transportation in the area.

See

Do

Eat

Drink

If you are looking to party, there is usually something going on in the bars at Panorama Resort but not in the off seasons (Sept-Nov and Apr-May).

Sleep

Best Western Invermere Inn, 1310 7th Ave,  +1 250 342-9246.

Panorama Ski Resort, Panorama, BC. A small ski resort town.

Connect

Internet access and wireless capabilities are available at the Invermere Public Library, 201-7th Ave. The Library occupies a converted RCMP Detachment building near the Sobey's grocery store.

Go next

Routes through Invermere

Golden Radium Hot Springs  N  S  Fairmont Hot Springs Cranbrook


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