Windermere Lake Provincial Park is a small piece of lakeside heaven on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere in the community of the same name, just 10 km south of Invermere BC.
The area which the park now occupies was, at one time the Sunshine Ranch. It was purchased in 1961 and in 1999, it was officially established as a BC Class A park, being dedicated to the “preservation of its natural environments for the inspiration and enjoyment of the public.” (http://env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/aboutBCParks/prk_desig.html#ClassA).
Today Windermere Lake Provincial Park protects one of the last remaining tracts of native grassland and riparian (waterside) habitats along the shores of Lake Windermere. Large populations of ungulates (white-tail deer, mule deer and elk) also use this area for winter range, providing plenty of opportunities for wildlife viewing and photographing.
Although it is only 205 hectares (about 500 acres) in size, the park features a large sandy beach and swimming area, a children’s playground, picnic tables and washroom facilities, making it a favorite place to spend lazy summer days.
Pets are permitted in the park, but must be kept on leash at all times.
Location Map & Directions
Lake Windermere Provincial Park is located at the end of Selkirk Street in Windermere.
Selkirk St, Windermere, BC V0B 2L2, Canada Windermere BC