Invermere is situated in the eastern section of British Columbia, Canada, and is one of the most sought-after tourist attractions in the country. A proof of the booming tourism industry in Invermere is the population that increases from around 4,000 people to 40,000 during the summer season. Invermere is also on the northwest shore of Lake Windermere. It is near Kootenay National Park, which is known to be a world heritage park. Its distance from the park is only about 17.5 kilometers.
The climate in this community is said to be semi-arid with summer and winter seasons. Popular sports and recreation in Invermere include hockey, skiing and golf. The Columbia Valley Rockies play hockey here regularly while skiing is popular since the Panorama Mountain Village is nearby among other resorts that offering skiing. Invermere is also a popular spot for golf since plenty of golf courses are available nearby such as the Copper Point Golf Club, the Greywolf Golf Course and the Windermere Valley Golf Course.
There are plenty of hot springs found in the area so if you want to take away your stress by dipping in hot water of natural pools, then you should visit. The Fairmont Hot Springs and the popular Radium Hot Springs can be found nearby, with the Radium Hot Springs being situated inside Kootenay National Park. There are also less popular and less developed natural hot springs found here such as the Lussier Hot Springs accessible via the Whiteswan Forestry Road. There’s another undeveloped natural spring nearby known as the Ram Creek Warm Springs where cooler water is found.
To get around in Invermere you should have a car otherwise transportation can be difficult. There are only a few reliable public transportation options in the area. Other means of getting around is through riding a bicycle. In the downtown, most of the centers and facilities can be reached by walking because they are quite near each other but in other parts of the community, it’s going to be quite a long ride to get around to places. This is why we recommend that you have a car with you, especially if you’re travelling with children.
You might also want to check out the Bavin Glass center where you can see live demonstrations of making glasses.
For those who are into mountain biking, visit Invermere because it’s a great place for mountain biking. In fact, this is one of the most popular summer activities for tourists. There are lots of local bike shops around where you can rent a bicycle that you can use for a ride in the mountains. It is best that you bike with buddies so you have support in case of emergency and especially if you are not used to this activity.
If hiking is more your thing, there are plenty of wonderful hikes that you can choose from. You should be geared up and prepared because you can encounter dangerous wildlife like bears during your hike. You should get advice and help from locals and experts to make sure you are safe.