It’s hard to beat a lakeside summer in the Columbia Valley. With so many trails to hike, lakes to swim in, and adventures to be had, it’s no wonder one works up an appetite! Lucky for those visiting Invermere, Windermere, and Fairmont Hot Springs this summer, there are a few new spots to try.
Listed from south to north, here are a few spots to grab a bite to eat at this summer.
Barpa Bills at Tony’s Greek Grill, Fairmont Hot Springs
With a menu of delicious Greek cuisine alongside classic favourites, grab a picnic table in the outdoor seating area at Barpa Bill’s, or grab takeout. Menu features include the Tony’s burger, Greek pita wraps, kalamari, and more! For dessert, a slice of handmade baklava is a must try.
Pow Pizza serves up Detroit-style pizza in the heart of Windermere. Located just blocks from the Windermere Public Beach, grabbing a pie is the perfect way to end a day on the lake! The menu features unique offerings such as the “Hey Bob”, the whole family will find a treat at Pow Pizza!
Allium Food Truck
Allium Food Truck is opening June 24 at Arrowhead Brewery! Using local ingredients in inspired international ways, enjoy a selection of fresh dishes with brews from Arrowhead!
Back Alley Thai Food
Enjoy Thai food on the streets of Invermere! Back Alley Thai Food is open for the summer season with a menu full of tasty offerings. Pick up menu features such as pork dumplings, chicken curry with rice, and spring rolls with mango sticky rice for dessert. Keep an eye out for daily specials!
1000 Peaks Coffee
Located in Invermere’s Candyland shop, 1000 Peaks offers specialty coffee, smoothies, ice cream, and more! Located in the heart of downtown Invermere, 1000 Peaks is the perfect spot to grab a pick-me-up before browsing the shops of Main Street.
The Bush Café
Crafting specialty coffee from sustainable and fair-traded roasters, The Bush Café is a must-try for summer in Invermere. Located in the Pynelogs Cultural Centre, grab a tasty coffee, espresso, or hot chocolate to enjoy at the nearby Kinsmen Beach.
A weekly pop-up pizza party on the lake! Vincie’s Pizza is open for summer Saturday evenings at the Pynelogs Cultural Centre. There’s no better spot to grab a pizza to enjoy after a day at Kinsmen Beach! With a menu offering pizza, beer, wine, and pop, what more does your Saturday night need?
The Dilly Food Truck
Dill pickle lovers, rejoice! The Dilly Food Truck is parked across the street from Syndicate Boardshop in Invermere, perfect for picking up lunch before heading out for a paddle on the lake! Enjoy fresh sandwiches, soups, and salads from the unique menu at The Dilly.
Screamers Ice Cream Café
What better way to celebrate summer than grabbing an ice cream treat? With a retro-inspired update, Screamers Ice Cream Café has a fresh new look and menu. Pick up classic ice cream flavours, homemade baked goods, and specialty coffees.
The Wild Juniper Café
Enjoy specialty coffee and eats at the Wild Juniper Café! With weekly pop-up locations at the Agri-Park Farmers Market on Wednesday evenings, downtown Edgewater, and the Radium Market on Main on Friday evenings.
No matter what you’re up to in the Columbia Valley this summer, there’s treats and eats for every taste. Take a look at the list of restaurants in the towns of Radium Hot Springs, Invermere, Windermere, and Fairmont Hot Springs here.