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About Invermere (Including Wilmer and Spillimacheen)


Invermere (incorporated May 22, 1951) is situated within the Columbia River Wetlands (one of North America's largest intact wetlands) in the Rocky Mountain Trench on the northwest shore of Lake Windermere. Invermere's local population is 2,955 (including surrounding Wilmer and Athalmer) though the total population of the Columbia Valley (including Canal Flats, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, and Regional District of East Kootenay Areas F and G) totals 8,490.

Invermere - From Wikipedia

Invermere ( Ktunaxa: Kyaknuq̓ǂiʔit) is a community in eastern British Columbia, Canada, near the border of Alberta. With its growing permanent population of almost 4,000 (including Athalmer and Wilmer), swelling to near 40,000 on summer weekends, it is the hub of the Columbia Valley between Golden in the north, and Cranbrook to the south.

Invermere - Welcome to is a travel and toursim website for Invermere BC and the Columbia Valley. Search for accommodation, dining locations, businesses, community events, classified ads or real estate opportunities on - your connection to the Columbia Valley.

Spillimacheen - Columbia Valley Guide

If you drive south from Golden, along Highway 95, amid tall stands of Douglas fir and lodgepole pine, sprinkled with aspen groves, you will come upon the communities of Spillimacheen and Brisco. Nestled between the Rocky Mountains on the east and the Purcells on the west, these charming little gems are a lovely surprise, just waiting to be discovered.

Spillimacheen -From Wikipedia

Spillimacheen is an unincorporated settlement in the Columbia Valley of British Columbia, Canada. It is located at the confluence of the Spillimacheen and Columbia Rivers, upstream from and southeast of the town of Golden.

Wilmer - From Wikipedia

Wilmer is a small settlement near Invermere, British Columbia. The settlement was originally known as Peterborough and was founded in 1886. The explorer David Thompson founded a Northwest trading company post near the present-day site of Wilmer after crossing the Rockies via Howse Pass in 1807.

Wilmer, historic village with spectacular mountain views

Wilmer, British Columbia, is a tiny community situated on one of the benches overlooking the Rocky Mountain Trench, just a stone's throw from Invermere -- about 5 minutes' drive, actually. Originally founded in 1886, it was called Peterborough.

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