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Discover Windermere

Windermere is a small community with big charm nestled on the eastern shores of Lake Windermere.

Beachgoers can enjoy the public beach, garden markets, cafes, and golf courses close by in the spring and summertime. In winter, there is easy access to the lake for skating, cross-country skiing, and ice fishing.

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Take in the many experiences in the charming lakeside community of Windermere. In the summer, experience the true meaning of farm-to-table eating by taking in an organic farm tour, hop on your bike to explore the trails, play a round of golf at Windermere Valley Golf Course, hike to a spectacular viewpoint or simply relax on the shores of Lake Windermere. In the winter, access the Lake Windermere Whiteway path for skating, cross-country skiing, fat biking, and walking. Finish off your day by checking in to the perfect place to stay and get ready for another day of fun. 

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Where to Stay

Enjoy your stay in Windermere by settling in to one of the fantastic boutique properties in the community. From geodesic domes, private cabins, and full vacation homes, find the right fit for your crew in Windermere by checking out places to stay.  

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Must Experience Attractions

Take in the outdoors from your basecamp in Windermere! Explore the Mount Swansea Trails on your mountain bike, or hike the walking path for a spectacular view of the Columbia Valley. For a more laidback day, check out Windermere Public Beach. 

Things To Do

You can always find more to do when you’re planning your visit to the Columbia Valley.

Whatever type of trip you are planning, there’s more to discover. Plan your stay from hotel to dining and from adventure to relaxation.

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HOW TO GET HERE

Enjoy the drive to Windermere! Windermere can be found in the Kootenay Rockies region of British Columbia. Windermere is conveniently located just off BC Highway 93/95, making it easily accessible from various nearby cities. It sits approximately 126km (78mi) north of Cranbrook and 123km (76mi) south of Golden. To the east, Calgary, Alberta is located 296km (183mi) away, accessible via Highways 1 and 93 through the beautiful Kootenay National Park.

If you prefer traveling by air, the closest major airport is the Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook, located approximately 134 kilometers south of Windermere. It is a small, regional airport servicing the Kootenay-Rockies area, with flights mainly to and from Calgary, Kelowna, and Vancouver. Calgary International Airport is the nearest large airport to Windermere and is approximately a three-hour drive.

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