Windermere is located on Windermere Lake, in the Rocky Mountain Trench and is a beautiful spot surrounded by mountains. It is situated 16 km (10 mi.) north of Fairmont Hot Springs and 8 km (5 mi.) south of Invermere. The lake is the focal point, with accommodations, vacation rentals and year-round condo rentals dotting the lakeshore.

Windermere Lake and Windermere, a very charming town, are popular summer resort spots, as well as winter skiing havens. Recreation includes boating, fishing, sailing, sail boarding, swimming, kayaking and white water rafting, hiking, biking, downhill and cross country skiing.

Windermere is rich in heritage. The valley's first commercial buildings were constructed here as early as 1883, and some of them are still there! Stay in an accommodation, vacation rental or condo rental and come see for yourself.

Visit the Stolen Church. When a Mrs. Kimpton moved from Donald, 200km away, in 1897, she so missed her church,
Just a leisurely walk from your town centre accommodation, vacation rental or condo rental is Windermere Beach. Pack up a picnic and let the kids loose in the playground, shake out your towel and come for a swim.

The broad sandy beach fronting Windermere Lake at James Chabot Provincial Park, 2 miles (3 km) west of Hwy 93, just north of Windermere, attracts travellers searching for a pleasant, landscaped environment, great swimming, windsurfing, sailing, fishing and lodging close by.

Windsurfing takes place between the towering peaks of the Rockies and the serrated ridges of the Purcells. Windermere Lake is the place to go for this serene activity. For an easy, scenic bike ride the West Side Road is perfect. It's more than 16 miles (26 km) of paved road running along the west side of Windermere Lake.

The layout of the 18-hole course at the Windermere Valley Golf Course on Windermere Loop Road is fairly wide open, with superbly maintained fairways and greens that ensure an enjoyable experience for golfers of all skill levels.

Choose from lakefront accommodations, vacation rentals or town centre condo rentals and see the best of the area on The Okanagan and BC Rockies Circle Tour. Travel the sunny interior of BC, north through the Okanagan to Sicamous, following Highway 1 into the mountains of the BC Rockies. Head south from Golden through the Columbia Valle and west through Boundary Country and the Southern Okanagan to complete the loop.

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