Windermere Lake Provincial Park

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    Windermere Lake Provincial Park (photo by BC Parks)
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Windermere Lake Provincial Park

Windermere Lake Provincial Park, on the west side of Lake Windermere, was at one time the Sunshine Ranch. Purchased in 1961, the land was officially established as a BC Class A park in 1999. It was designated a park to “preserve its natural environment for the inspiration and enjoyment of the public.

“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.” — BC Parks

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The park is completely undeveloped, its unmarked access being from the Westside Road, approximately 10 km south of Invermere. Map location is at longitude 50.4225  and latitude -115.9703 . There is no publicly marked access, however, so you may have to stumble upon it by accident.

Windermere Lake Provincial Park is a great place for bird-watching, hiking, photographing and just enjoying the tranquility and breathtaking scenery.

Note: Overnight use of the park is not allowed, nor are mountain biking and open fires. Pets are permitted in the park, but must be kept on leash at all times because of the abundant wildlife.

 

Location Map

Unmarked access to Lake Windermere Provincial Park is located on Westside Road, approximately 10 km south of Invermere.

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indermere Lake Provincial Park