This charming town is named for the lake, though the lake had a variety of names over the years. In 1807, David Thompson named it Kootnae Lake, then Lower Columbia Lake, which was rename in 1883 by BC’s Indian Commissioner for its similarity to Lake Winder-mere in Cumberland England. The town lies on the lake’s eastern shore and is now popular for windsurfing, fishing, hang gliding, swimming and golf.

Annual Events:

The White House Classic Charity Golf (July)

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Windermere Attractions

Stolen Church

This church was originally built in the townsite of Donald (20 kilometres N of Golden) as St Peter’s Anglican. It was given its new name after having been moved here in 1909 piece by piece by Rufus Kimpton, when he moved here (his wife loved the church where they were married, and their kids were christened).

Lake Windermere Adventure Golf

This 18 hole golf course with flowing ponds, streams and waterfalls, taking advantage of its location. The course also has nigh lighting for evening golf.

Windermere Valley Museum

622 Third St
This museum display s local artifacts and archives and includes six log out-buildings with special displays, Open weekdays 9:30 am to 4:30 pm July & August, and weekdays 1 pm – 4 pm in June and September. Admission fee.

Windermere, British Columbia Area Map