first European to settle and explore this section was David
Thompson, fur trader and map maker who worked for the North
West Company. Both Windermere and Invermere were named after
England's lakes region.
is located on Windermere Lake, in the Rocky Mountain Trench
and is a beautiful spot surrounded by mountains. It is situated
on Highway 93 & 95, 16 km (10 mi.) north of Fairmont
Hot Springs and 8 km (5 mi.) south of Invermere. The lake
is the focal point, with cabins and year-round homes dotting
Lake and Windermere are popular summer resort spots, as
well as winter skiing havens. Recreation includes boating,
fishing, sailing, sail boarding, swimming, kayaking and
whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, down hill and cross
the north end of Windermere Lake is the town of Invermere
which serves as the regional centre for the area. St. Peter's
Church which was moved from Donald when the CPR transferred
their divisional point is a very interesting and historic
building in Windermere.
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