Activities in Invermere on the Lake

Things to do in Invermere

Activities in Panorama Mountain Village

Things to do in Panorama

Things To Do in Invermere & Panorama

Invermere and Panorama offer outdoor enthusiasts and those who prefer to a softer kind of adventure, a wide variety of experiences. From paddleboarding in the summer to skating in the winter (both on Lake Windermere) to exploring the alpine or storefronts by foot, we’re confident you will find something to do in Invermere.

Check out our different operators and experiences below, or view our activities by primary season of Summer or Winter

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Lake Windermere Whiteway, Invermere

Invermere Whiteway, Lake Windermere Whiteway, or just “The Whiteway” is officially the Longest Skating Path in the World! In 2014, this was confirmed by the Guinness World Records.  Originally created by the Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club, the 34 km Whiteway connects the communities of Invermere, Fairmont, and Windermere in the winter. It circumnavigates Lake Winderemere.

The Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club is proud to maintain the Lake Windermere Whiteway with track and skate ski areas, a skating path, and a multi-use path.

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Business NameToby Creek Nordic Ski Club
Emailinfo@tobycreeknordic.ca
WebsiteLake Windermere Whiteway, Invermere →
AddressKinsmen Beach, Invermere BC
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Lake Lillian Whiteway – Nordic Ski Trails

The Lake Lillian Whiteway, located just 10 minutes outside of Invermere, is a gorgeous lake-based 3km classic and skating skiing trail.

To get there: From the traffic lights on Highway 93/95 at the Invermere junction, turn west on Athalmer Road towards Invermere. After you cross the railway tracks overpass, turn right onto Panorama Drive/Toby Creek Road. Follow the road for approximately 7 km. Turn right into the Lake Lillian parking area.

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Business NameToby Creek Nordic Ski Club
Emailinfo@tobycreeknordic.ca
WebsiteLake Lillian Whiteway – Nordic Ski Trails →
AddressLake Lillian, Invermere BC

Radium Hot Springs

One of British Columbia’s top natural hot springs is found in Kootenay National Park. This family-friendly facility offers plenty of space to relax and soak in the expansive hot pool or cool off with the kids in the swimming pool.

WebsiteRadium Hot Springs →
AddressRadium Hot Springs, BC
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Skiing & Snowboarding At Panorama Mountain Resort

Panorama Mountain Resort is one of the premiere mountain resort destinations in North America. With 2,975 acres of terrain and a vertical drop of 1300m (4265 feet), Panorama is one of the largest ski resorts in Canada. 75% of the runs are suitable for beginner and intermediate riders, and then the incredible Taynton Bowl delivers powder and steeps for days after a dump.

Business NamePanorama Mountain Resort
Phone(800) 663-2929
WebsiteSkiing & Snowboarding At Panorama Mountain Resort →
AddressPanorama Mountain Resort, Panorama Drive, Panorama, BC
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Nipika Mountain Resort

Nipika Mountain Resort is a cross-country ski mecca with 50km of groomed trails. The trails are professionally groomed on a regular basis for both classic and skate skiing. The terrain ranges from beginner to expert and flows through treed areas, open spaces with mountain views, and alongside the Kootenay and Cross Rivers.

Fat biking – Nipika has 30km of dedicated fat bike trails, groomed into smooth corduroy. Imagine singletrack fun in winter: flowy with rollers. Ride the south loop for a scenic expanse with panoramic views. Ride the north loop for forested trails with views of the canyon and rivers, and to ride across the Natural Bridge.

Snowshoeing – There are a variety of dedicated snowshoe trails at Nipika Mountain Resort. They run on singletrack through the trees, along clifftops, and beside the rivers.

Rentals & lessons – We have adult and youth cross country ski gear, fat bikes and helmets, and snowshoes for rent. They also have a couple Chariots with ski/hike attachments so the whole family can participate.

Enjoy homelike comforts and amenities in the luxurious, self-contained log cabins, surrounded by majestic mountain views.

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Business NameNipika Mountain Resort
Phone1 250 342 6516
Toll Free1 877 647 4525
Emailinfo@nipika.com
WebsiteNipika Mountain Resort →
Address9200 Settlers Road Kootenay National Park, BC
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Panorama Nordic Centre at Greywolf

The Panorama multi-use trail network offers more than 20 km of groomed trails. Through forest and along Toby Creek, the network provides an uncrowded experience in spectacular mountain scenery to cross-country ski, fat tire bike, and snowshoe. Different routes are available for all levels of skiers from beginners to advanced. Guest can travel a 12 km loop out to the Hale Hut Warming Cabin for an unforgettable afternoon in the mountains with a spectacular view.

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Business NamePanorama Mountain Resort
Phone(250) 341 7119
Toll Free(800) 663-2929
Emailinfo@panoramaresort.com
WebsitePanorama Nordic Centre at Greywolf →
Address1860 Greywolf Dr, Panorama, BC V0A 1T0
Hours8:30 am- 4pm

Columbia River Paddle

We are your outdoor adventure centre for self-guided canoe and kayak and interpretive tours in the Columbia Valley. We also provide a shuttle service to destinations within the Columbia Valley to get you on the river and back again.

Columbia River Outfitters specializes in canoeing and kayaking with a relaxed, easy paced approach in the spectacular setting of the Columbia River Valley.

Phone(250) 342-7397
Emailpaddle@ColumbiaRiverPaddle.com
WebsiteColumbia River Paddle →
AddressAthalmere Boat Launch, Box 564 Invermere, B.C.
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Playwest Mountain Experience

Playwest Mountain Experience is a professional guiding company. Their aim is to take guests away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse them into the incredible local hiking trails surrounding Invermere. Their guides are Invermere residents and are well versed in the local flora & fauna as well as the history of the region. They will inspire and educate guests in a fun and safe environment, learning about the surroundings through storytelling and the odd bad joke.

All of their guides are members of several professional associations, the most notable being the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). The ACMG has set the standard for professional guiding in Canada for over 50 years. As a minimum standard, all of the Playwest Mountain Experience guides are certified members of the ACMG.

Phone(250) 341-7283
Emailinfo@playwest.ca
WebsitePlaywest Mountain Experience →
AddressInvermere BC
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Whitewater Rafting at Panorama Mountain Resort

Rafting on Toby Creek at Panorama Mountain Resort

contact the activities center for all the great advenuters at one location!

Phone1-800-663-2929
WebsiteWhitewater Rafting at Panorama Mountain Resort →
AddressPanorama Mountain Resort, Panorama Drive, Panorama, BC

Trails and Walking

Check out the Old coach trial and walking trails through Invermere. Visit Columbia Valley Greenways.

Valley Trail at Panorama Mountian Resort and Ride the Mile one quad for higher alpine mountain trial experience

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Toby Creek Adventures

Toby Creek Adventures offering Snowmobile and ATV Tours Paradise Basin from Panorama. Toby Creek Adventures offers the experience of a lifetime, which you will never forget. Guests say this experience was the highlight of their vacation.

Toby Creek Adventure’s snowmobile and ATV tours are incredibly popular, so the available spaces can fill up fast during peak periods. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Toll Free(888) 950-2014
Emailinfo@tobycreekadventures.com
WebsiteToby Creek Adventures →
AddressToby Creek Rd, Panorama, BC
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Invermere Farmers & Artists Market

The Invermere Farmers and Artists Market is located Downtown Invermere in the Lakeview Parking area. The Invermere Farmers Market runs every Saturday from June 13th through Sept 19th 2020 from 9am-1pm.

The Invermere Farmers and Artists Market is a partnership between the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 71 Windermere District and the District of Invermere.

Make it, Bake it, Grow it, Raise it!

Phone1 (250) 688-0641
Emailinvermerefarmersartistmarket@gmail.com
WebsiteInvermere Farmers & Artists Market →
HoursStarting June 9:00am-1:00pm.

Mt Nelson Bike and Skateboard Park

Located beside J A Laird School and David Thompson Secondary an exceptional location and facility

WebsiteMt Nelson Bike and Skateboard Park →
Address1500 14th St, Invermere, BC
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Panorama Bike Park

The Panorama Bike Park celebrates old-school riding while embracing the new directions and trends of the ever the evolving sports of downhill and XC mountain biking. The park’s roots are obvious in the braided labyrinth of burly tech DH trails. The Panorama Bike Park is accessed by the Mile 1 Express chairlift.

  • high-speed quad. 9-minute ride
  • 380m / 1246ft of vertical
  • 30km of DH Trails
  • 10% Beginner, 40% intermediate, 50% expert

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Phone(800) 663 2929
WebsitePanorama Bike Park →
Address2000 Panorama Dr, Panorama, BC

Hot Springs

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RK. Heli Skiing

For over 50 seasons, RK. Heliski has been sharing its passion for deep powder Canadian heliskiing and snowboarding.

WebsiteRK. Heli Skiing →
Address2045 Drive Greywolf Drive, Invermere, BC

Kootenay Troutfitters

The East Kootenays is world renowned for its trout fishing and majestic scenery. Wild populations of westslope cutthroat trout, rainbow, brook, and mountain bull trout are found in our mountain lakes, rivers, and streams. Mountain whitefish, kokanee salmon, and bass are also resident species. Catch trout in solitude from a float tube on an alpine lake, walk a quiet section of a stream stalking cutthroat and bull trout from pool to pool, or bring the whole family out for a memorable fishing trip.

Phone(250) 342-1414
WebsiteKootenay Troutfitters →

Trails – The Kloosifier

Fast, windy XC loop with a few berms and jumps to keep things interesting. Great views of Toby Canyon and the Columbia Valley. Access parking.

Links:

Columbia Valley Cycling Society;

Donate to Trail Karma for CVCS

 

WebsiteTrails – The Kloosifier →
AddressKloosifier, East Kootenay F, BC
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Parasailing / Hang Gliding

Flying Max offers tandem flights with ski’s from Panorama Mountain Resort, Ultralight Discovery Flights over Lake Windermere, and Fly like a bird from Mt. Swansea into the Columbia Valley

Phone(250) 270-0396
Emailmax@flyingMax.com
WebsiteParasailing / Hang Gliding →
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Windermere Valley Museum

Phone(250) 342-9769
WebsiteWindermere Valley Museum →
Address222 6th Avenue, Invermere BC
HoursOpen Tuesdays 10am - 4pm

Swansea Mountain Recreation Site

Mt. Swansea has a good network of intermediate to advanced DH trails that are accessible via shuttle or by pedaling the grueling uptrack.

WebsiteSwansea Mountain Recreation Site →
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Greywolf Golf Course

Spectacular Mountain Golf. There are no two ways about it, a round at Greywolf Golf Course is an event not soon to be forgotten. The incredible clubhouse overlooking the 18th green greets golfers upon arrival and prepares you for the memorable experience ahead. Attention to detail, friendly service and above all else, a mountain golf setting that is second to none, Greywolf Golf Course is one of the most sought after places to play golf in British Columbia. Ranked as the #1 public golf course in British Columbia is a must-play destination golf courses.

Phone(250) 341-4100
WebsiteGreywolf Golf Course →
Address1860 Greywolf Dr, Panorama, BC

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