Destination guide

Soak up the natural scenery from Invermere vacation rentals

If you want to enjoy the majestic landscapes of Lake Windermere, then Invermere, a pint-sized settlement by the water's edge, isn't a bad place to start. Life's all about the great outdoors here, and there's a little bit of something for everyone in both the winter and summer seasons, whether you like to hurl yourself off a mountainside or take a tranquil lakeside stroll at sunset. Experience a slice of life here in a house, cabin, or bungalow rental, and you'll find that the living is easy for all ages and stages, from senior couples, to young families, to singles.


Invermere wouldn't be the first port of call for history buffs, but you can find precious nuggets of information if you look hard enough! First Nations peoples inhabited the land around Invermere for thousands of years, and the first European settler to arrive in the area was David Thompson, who built a trading post in nearby Columbia District in 1807. Invermere first came into being in 1890, when Edmund T. Johnston claimed the site as Copper City before changing its name in the early 19th century. If you're keen to learn more about the region's past, the Windermere Valley Museum makes a great stopover.


Sightseeing in and around Invermere

Do you want to find attractions to see in the city? You'll be sure to enjoy Invermere for its golfing and skiing. Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Invermere a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Copper Point Golf Course (1.5 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Eagle Ranch Golf Course (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Radium Hot Springs Pools (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Panorama Mountain Ski Area (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Mile 1 Quad Express (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Greywolf Golf Course (10.5 mi / 17 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Invermere

Travelers enjoy Invermere for its skiing. If you've planned your trip around snowy activities, consider visiting in March, February, January or December, when snowfall averages 40.10 inches and temperatures average 10°F.

How to get around

Getting around and about from your Invermere vacation rental

Invermere is a pretty small and walkable town, so if all you want to do is stroll the local streets and go down to the lakeshore, then you'll do fine with your own two feet. Public transport is pretty thin on the ground, though, so if you're keen on heading further afield – up the local mountains, for example, or further along the lake – then hiring a car is your best bet. That way you'll be able to go straight from the door of your vacation rental to the ski slopes of nearby Panorama Mountain Resort, or to local parks and golf courses.

Food & drink 

Chowing down near Invermere vacation rentals

This may be a small community, but that doesn't mean the local dining options lack variety. In Invermere and around the Columbia Valley you'll find a smorgasbord of international dining venues, including Thai, Chinese, and Japanese, as well as European classics and good old Canadian staples such as burgers and prime rib. The majority of eateries in the area are casual and family-friendly, though if you want to splash the cash on a special night out as a couple, you'll find plenty of cozy, romantic restaurants to oblige you, too.

Essential info

Basic facts for your Invermere vacation rental stay

Invermere sits toward the north end of Lake Windermere in the Columbia Valley, in eastern British Columbia, near the Alberta border. It's home to some 3,000 permanent residents, and around the same number of people own second homes here, many of them from nearby Calgary. They come to take advantage not only of the lake's waters, but of the ski resorts and hot springs in the nearby countryside. The official language is English and the currency is the Canadian dollar. It's a safe, small community and crime here is rare.

Where to stay near Invermere?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 323 house rentals near Invermere. From 76 Houses to 27 Cabins, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Invermere for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Invermere?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Invermere. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Copper Point Golf Course: 368 home rentals
  • Eagle Ranch Golf Course: 368 home rentals
  • Pynelogs Cultural Centre: 369 home rentals
  • Greywolf Golf Course: 352 home rentals
  • Riverside Golf Course: 271 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Invermere listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Invermere?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 76 Houses in Invermere. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Invermere include:

  • Cabins: 27 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 148 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 27 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Invermere?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 187 vacation homes with pool available in Invermere.