Invermere and the Columbia Valley area between Radium and Canal Flats is host to many of the best festivals and events in BC. From the Snowflake Festival in January to Invermere Music Fest at Kinsmen Beach your Invermere vacation can be as busy or as relaxed as you like.
Bonspiel on the Lake / Snowflake Festival
January 20 - 22, 2017
Bonspiel on the Lake is a curling event combined with Invermere's Snowflake festival. Friday kicks off with food vendors, live music, cocoa and warming stations as well as dazzling fireworks. Curlers from all over BC and Alberta enter teams to take on curling in the great outdoors on sheets of Lake WIndermere ice.
Wings Over the Rockies
May 9 - 15, 2017
Wings takes place in Radium, Brisco, Edgewater, Windermere, Panorama, Fairmont and Canal Flats. Many different aspects of migration will be explored including the migration of waterfowl and songbirds and the seasonal movement of ungulates, carnivores, butterflies, bats, fish and even humans. The festival coincides with International Migratory Bird Day and will include hikes, river floats, workshops, presentations, children's activities, guest speakers, exhibits, food and more.
Winter in Motion Festival
December - March
The Columbia Valley doesn't slow down when the snow hits! We turn up the volume on getting outdoors in our winter wonderland.
December - March is the time to be in the Columbia Valley to enjoy the following activities and events.Click here for a full list of events.
Columbia Valley Rockies Pond Hockey Championship
January 27 - 29, 2017
This event formally known as the BC Pond Hockey Championship encompasses everything a Canadian winter weekend looks like (pond hockey, hot coco, beer, snow, ice, friends and fun). For hockey fanatics, it's hard to imagine it getting any better than this. Outdoor rinks, on either Lake Windermere or Lake Lillian, are approximately 75' x 150', nets are 6' wide and 10" tall and side boards are made of snow. It's 4-on-4 hockey with no goalies; teams can have up to 6 players. More information
Nipika Toby Creek Nordic Skate Loppet
January 28 & 29, 2017
A weekend of Nordic skiing fun with Saturdays event being classic technique and Sunday is skate technique. There are lots of age categories for all events. There are distances for all ages and abilities and awards will be presented to the top skiers in each category on both days. There are lots of draw prizes to be had. Top male & female will be awarded a special prize for the two day total time. After the loppet, join in the awards barbecue.
Kinsmen Ice Fishing Derby
January 28, 2017
The 16th Annual Ice Fishing Derby drops line on Saturday, January 28 from 9 am to 3 pm . Registration begins at 8 am. The derby is $35 per person. Catch a net full of squaw fish and you could win up to $500 (prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place). Follow up the fishing action with a great post-derby meal and drink at the Station Pub with your fellow ice fishermen.
Invermere’s Famous Easter Egg Hunt
April 15, 2017
Bring the kids and join in the fun at Kinsmen beach in Invermere. The event is organized by the district and kids of all ages get to hunt for eggs.