Towered by the almighty Rocky and Purcell mountains the lake at the Windermere valley basin is the perfect vantage point to stand in awe, completely humbled by the beauty of British Columbia's scenery, land, sky and lake!
The quaint hamlet of Windermere sits immediate to Windermere Lake's shoreline. Piled up into the forested areas surrounding the lakes are dozens of cabins, cottages and second homes for residents in other neighboring communities. There are few amenities, but the peace, quiet, and playful summer time activities are always the focus when getting away from it all, right?
Be sure to stop in at 'artisans corner' for a look at the local works!
When traveling through Columbia Valley spend time absorbing Windermere's stunning settings and beautiful vistas!
The Stolen Church
Windermere Beach Regional Park
Creekside Flower Gardens
Panorama Resort - neighboring ski retreat
Fairmont Ski Hills - neighboring ski retreat
History: The little community of Windermere has been active since 1880 and name by Gilbert Malcolm Sproat. It was originally served by paddle-wheelers bring across the lake supplies and hopeful settlers. Many of the first white settlers arrived to pan for gold, farm, raise cattle, or while transporting goods to other regions. Today, only a few building remain in tact but the historical spirit is certainly present.
Climate: Summer average 18 degrees Celsius
Winter average -6 degrees Celsius