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Invermere, British Columbia

Invermere is known as the economic hub of the Columbia Valley. First called Copper City in 1890, then became Canterbury 10 years later, and finally in 1909 it was names Invermere – Gaelic for “at the mouth of the lake”. This flourishing business center, situated between Radium Hot Springs and Fairmont Hot Springs on the north shore of Lake Windermere, was incorporated in 1951.

Today Invermere offers a fabulous lifestyle to its 3,000 year-round residents and a warm welcome to thousands of annual visitors and recreational homeowners. Everyone enjoys its blend of urban sophistication and small town friendliness.

Downtown Invermere boasts many shops and fine restaurants and during the summer months, the Saturday farmers’ market features arts, crafts, fresh produce and street vendors displaying a variety of wares. A must see is the famous European bakery.

Unique gift shops, fashion boutiques, delis, cafes, bookstores, grocery stores, pharmacies, day spas and shops selling everything from mountains bikes to imported antiques are just a few of the amenities available in Invermere. Invermere showcases the work of local artists and also has amazing fine art galleries. A full range of professional services is also available.

Invermere hosts several famous annual events, including Canada’s only outdoor “Bonspiel-on-the-Lake every January, a Hang Gliding and Paragliding Splash Landing contest, and the popular Valley Appreciation Day.

Lake Windermere offers recreational fun all year round, from swimming, jet-skiing and boating in the summertime to ice-skating and fishing in the wintertime. The Kinsmen Beach and James Chabot Provincial Park both have picnic tables, shade trees and children’s play areas and is just a fantastic way to kick back, relax and enjoy the day.

All levels of golfers can choose from the 15 world-class courses located within ten minutes of town. Panorama Mountain Village and Fairmont Hot Springs Resort also boast some of the best alpine skiing anywhere and both are just twenty minutes away.

Business, investment and real estate opportunities abound and the lifestyle is unbeatable in this thriving Columbia Valley community.

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