5 Things To Do In Invermere BC This Spring:

Whether you’re on the hunt for a laidback weekend or searching for your next escapade, Invermere is waiting for you to explore. Nestled in the valley and surrounded by two gorgeous lakes, mountain peaks, wetlands and more, this Kootenay paradise is central to outdoor adventure, local shopping, dining, ski resorts, golf courses and more! 

To help you plan the perfect getaway, here is a list of spring must-dos when visiting: 

#1: Outdoor Adventures

Calling all the thrill-seekers! Situated in BC’s Purcell Mountains, there is no shortage of outdoor adventure here. With ski season running until mid-April at Panorama Mountain Resort, you can get your final runs in on the slopes before hitting a sunny patio with family and friends.

Take on the surrounding terrain with Toby Creek Adventures traveling through the valley and mountain ridges by ATV or side-by-side. Need more thrills? Try their Zip ‘n’ Ride and find yourself soaring through the treetops by zipline before conquering the mountains by ATV. 

Prefer to travel by bike? Invermere’s trail network is “wheelie” good! Home to several sanctioned mountain bike trails, developed and maintained by the Columbia Valley Cycling Society, including Mt. Swansea and Lake Lillian, these trails cater to all riders abilities from beginner to advanced. When summer arrives, head to Panorama Mountain Resort and hit your favourite ski routes, this time on bike at the Panorama Bike Park.

Image Credit: Hope Trails Panorama Mountain Resort

If footspeed is more your style, grab your runners, running shoes or cruiser bike and head to the Markin Mac-Phail Westside Legacy Trail and meander the 25 km trail along Lake Windermere from Invermere to Fairmont Hot Springs. Looking for something in the alpine? Book a guided hike with Playwest Mountain Experience for the ultimate adventure. Whether you want a half-day hike, a full-day adventure, or even a custom backcountry tour, the perfect trip awaits! 

Explore the BC Bird Trail as you meander down the Columbia River Wetlands by canoe or by foot on the Old Coach Trail. Many of the trails are perfect for families and those needing a more relaxed experience taking to the trails and spotting local bird species. Bring your camera!

Image Credit: BC Bird Trail

#2: Fairways & Greens

Opening at the start of May and situated in the picturesque setting of the Panorama Mountain Resort and ranked amongst the top 15 golf courses in Canada and the number one public course in British Columbia, Greywolf Golf Course is one to add to your bucket list!

Image: Greywolf Golf Course

Additionally, visit the greens along the Columbia Valley Golf Trail during your trip, including: Eagle Ranch Golf Course, Copper Point- Ridge and Point Courses, and the Windermere Valley Golf Course, which begin opening for the 2024 golf season at the end of March and early April. 

#3: Wine & Dine

Is there anything better than a cold beer – how about a cold, local beer? Arrowhead Brewing Company in Invermere is serving up a variety of housemade brews that differ in flavour, style, and colour. Beer not your first choice? Visit Taynton Bay Spirits Distillery and Tasting Room, to learn of their origin and try their spirits!

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Image: Arrowhead Brewing Company

With countless restaurants and pubs to visit, your taste buds are sure to be impressed. After all, what is a great vacation without great food? Begginnings Breakfast & Brunch is a local favourite known for dishing up delicious food and offers an extensive cocktail menu. Did someone say mimosas?

Image Credit: Instragram @begginningsbrunch

If you’re looking for great places to eat in Invermere, check out some restaurant and dining listings found here.

#4: Art Galleries & Local Shops

With numerous art galleries, local boutiques and artisan shops, there is no shortage of unique businesses to visit. In the summer, don’t forget to stop by weekly Saturday markets to check out all the local vendors and artists. Discover the art scene in Invermere with a self guided tour on the first Friday of every month with the Invermere Art Walk.

Image Credit: Scott Rowed (Effusion Art Gallery)

#5: Relax & Rejuvenate

After all the touring, tasting and shopping, you are probably ready to unwind and relax. Take a dip in the hot springs at resorts located along the Columbia Valley. Soak up the soothing heat and feel your cares melt away, so you can recuperate for another fantastic day of exploring things to do in Invermere!

Image Credit: Kootenay Rockies Tourism/Mitch Winton (Radium Hot Springs hot pools)

Ah, the end of the day already! Guess it is time to rest up for another day of exploring and spring activities in Invermere, BC tomorrow! For a list of hotel and accommodation choices for your trip, visit here.

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