Your Ultimate Fall Road Trip Planning Guide To Invermere and Panorama Mountain Resort

Warmer valley weather and the beautiful changing of nature’s colours are just part of what makes fall so enjoyable in the year-round adventure destination of Invermere on the Lake and Panorama Mountain Resort. With nature and a myriad of activities at your fingertips and an abundance of unique restaurants and galleries, this is the perfect destination to combine your cravings for a cozy and adventurous fall getaway. Plan your next trip through the region with our ultimate fall road trip guide to Invermere and Panorama Mountain Resort:

See the Sights

Take in the fall beauty of the region from high up in the mountains where you’ll have the best leverage points for panoramic views of the valley. One shouldn’t go without hiking around Invermere and Panorama. Playwest Mountain Experience offers all-inclusive guided hikes with fresh lunches and expert guides to share knowledge about the flora and fauna along the way. Depending on your experience and the type of excursion you’re after, Playwest offers half-day, signature full-day, and multi-day trips.

Arguably the most beautiful hike of the year, the Colourful Summit Ridge Walks at Panorama Mountain Resort begin mid-September and follow along the alpine ridges that extend from Panorama’s peak. Take in breathtaking, expansive views of the rugged peaks and the brilliant stands of golden alpine larch on this wonderful excursion. Plan well ahead and purchase your tickets for this hike early as this event is extremely popular and will sell out quickly.

Get On Some Wheels

Add some adrenaline to your trip to Invermere on the Lake and Panorama Mountain Resort, ripping through mountain trails on an ATV tour with Toby Creek Adventures. Travel through old-growth forest, cross streams, and visit a waterfall on your way to visit a 1900’s Silver Mining Town 8000 feet up in the mountains. Adrenaline-seekers can also experience soaring through the Dry Gulch Valley on a zipline tour before visiting the mine. Toby Creek Adventures has also introduced mountain biking to their list of exciting outdoor activities that runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of September.

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Fall is the best time to bike the trails surrounding Invermere and Panorama, avoiding the summer heat and adding some colour to the scenery. While the chairlift-accessed trails at Panorama Mountain Resorts’ Bike Park close September 5th, riders are often surprised at what the lower reaches of the steep peaks that enthrone the Columbia Valley have to offer. On the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains sits the beloved Mt. Swansea, where the Columbia Valley Cycling Society manages an expansive network of shuttle and pedal-accessed trails. Pack a picnic with your adventure pals and explore the network of trails throughout the region.

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Soak It In

The Columbia Valley is famous for its relaxing, rejuvenating hot springs. Twenty minutes north of Invermere, indulge in a dip at the renowned Radium Hot Springs pools. The scentless blend of minerals in these naturally heated pools are sure to ease any aches and sores from your adventures and is a great way to finish a day on your trip.

Once your passion for these natural pools is ignited, head to Canada’s largest natural hot springs at Fairmont Hot Springs and enjoy tranquil pools overlooking the Columbia Valley and Purcell Mountain Range.

Make Panorama Mountain Resort your home base for your road trip getaway and relax and enjoy the expansive outdoor pools located at Panorama Springs Lodge. With a warm pool, a cold pool, and two hot tubs, the Panorama Springs Pools are perfect for relieving sore muscles after days spent adventuring.

Greywolf Golf Course

Tee It Up

The game of golf brings thousands of visitors to Invermere & Panorama to play the spectacular alpine courses of the region. Play at the bucket-list 6th best public golf course in Canada, Greywolf Golf Course, for an unforgettable golf experience with beautifully sculpted bentgrass fairways and hair-raising elevation changes. The dynamite collection of par-3’s, capped by the diabolical Cliffhanger hole, are, unquestionably, some of the best in the world.

If golf is the main purpose of your trip, be sure to play at other top Canadian golf courses Eagle Ranch and Copper Point for your iconic Invermere Panorama golf experience. Recently, all three courses were recognized by SCOREGolf as some of the best golf courses in Canada with Greywolf being recognized as the best public golf course in British Columbia.

Now that you’ve got an idea of what you want to do during your road trip to Invermere on the Lake and Panorama Mountain Resort, be sure to view current travel specials to save on your trip and if you need directions, our helpful community map will guide you to your next adventure!

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