6 Things To Do in Invermere This Winter
Enjoy a visit to Invermere this winter, where you’ll find a host of activities to keep you and your family entertained. Located along Lake Windermere in the Columbia Valley, this sleepy eastern British Columbian town is located between Cranbrook and Golden amongst the towering Purcell Mountains. From skiing and skating to food, beverages, and shops, Invermere provides a perfect winter destination in the Kootenay Rockies region. During your visit, here are some Invermere BC activities to keep you busy:
#1 Skate or Ski The Lake Windermere Whiteway
Take an afternoon to explore the 34km Lake Windermere Whiteway – the longest skating path in the world, connecting Invermere to Windermere. You can skate, ski, or fat bike to your heart’s content while you take in the beautiful winter scenery of the region as you embark on one of the top winter activities in Invermere.
#2 Explore Craft Drink Culture
Discover Invermere’s growing craft drink culture with a stop at The Station Neighborhood Pub – featuring 19+ brews on tap, including a host of varieties from Invermere’s own Arrowhead Brewery, or better yet, if you want to get it fresh from the tap, head over to Arrowheads brewery for a sample or two. Not a beer person? Take a tour of their tasting room, where you can sample Taynton Bay Spirits’ award-winning varietals of gin, vodka, and more. Steeped in area history, Taynton is a name you’ll see often around Invermere and Panorama, as this family was one of the first to settle in the area.
#3 Take a Self Guided Artisan Tour
Invermere is bustling with local artists and crafty individuals. Set out on a self-guided gallery tour and art walk of Invermere, where you’ll find culture, history, and creativity in abundance. From glaziers to sculptures, jewellery to gifts, you can browse, shop and appreciate the talent of local artisans. Pynelogs Art Gallery & Cultural Centre presents the works of 150 artists and they regularly offer screenings of films and live music performances throughout the year.
#4: Discover Local Shops
You won’t find big box stores here. Walk through the Downtown to discover Invermere’s funky main street shopping, with a variety of stores guaranteed to have you covered. Antiques, boutiques, books and boots – Invermere has it all, and more!
#5 Experience Hot Springs
Seek out relaxation and warm up at one of the several local hot springs near Invermere. Radium Hot Springs offers two large outdoor pools filled with naturally-heated mineral water, ideal for a rejuvenating soak surrounded by Sinclair Canyon. You can also get away from it all and enjoy a series of natural hot spring pools against scenic mountains at Lussier Hot Springs, located near Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park.
#6 Ski and Snowboard Panorama
If your ideal winter includes a taste of POW, look no further! Hop on the free community shuttle from Invermere up to Panorama Mountain Resort, where you’ll find nearly 3,000 incredible acres of terrain to explore by ski or snowboard. No two runs will be the same as you discover the glory of Panorama Mountain Resort’s awaiting hills amongst the Rocky Mountains.
Places to Eat in Invermere
Keep your energy up with a stop at one of Invermere’s excellent eateries, including Birchwood Restaurant for fine dining, Strands Old House Restaurant’s unique heritage location, Ular Bar & Lounge (formerly Buds) for live music with a Viking theme, Cafe Allium at Pynelogs for beachside dining, Huckleberry’s for family-friendly fare or the Spice Hut for a delicious East Indian meal.
Places to Stay
Find the perfect home away from home, cabin, or condo with Highcountry Properties, including fully-equipped kitchens and private hot tubs. Budget-conscious travellers will find Invermere Hostel comfortable and affordable, while The Canterbury Inn offers comfortable lodgings and family suites to suit larger parties.
Explore activities in Invermere this winter and have a blast!