first European in the area was David Thompson. He, along with
several others, established the first trading post called Kootenae
is a lively tourist area, very popular with Albertans. Windermere
Lake is the center of summer activities and Panorama Ski Resort
is the focus for winter.
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Travellers can choose from hotel, motel, lodge or bed &
breakfast accommodations in the community of Invermere. There
is also a provincial campground north of the community.
859 metres (2818 ft.)
Invermere is serviced by commercial bus lines or follow
Highway 95 south from Golden to the north end of Windermere
Lake. Highway 95/93 south takes the traveller to Cranbrook.