Strand’s Old House Restaurant

Strand’s Old House Restaurant in Invermere BC offers casual fine dining in the intimate atmosphere of an historic house.

Open every day except Monday and Tuesday from 5pm


You can enjoy your selections in the intimate atmosphere of the original house surrounded by stained glass, the works of featured local artists, and rich oak paneling.

Strands varied and innovative menu is designed to delight the palates of all diners. Tony and his kitchen staff use only the finest and freshest ingredients to prepare your dishes, which often feature a flair stemming from their world-wide travels.

Recommended by:
  • Northwest Best Places
  • Where to Eat in Canada
  • British Columbia Best Places
  • Calgary Magazine
  • Bon Apetit
  • En Route
  • Ski Canada
  • Western Restaurant News
  • Mountain Magazine

Whatever your choice, Strands kitchen prepares it with expertise and special attention to precise and attractive presentation.

No matter what time of year, whether enjoying a crisp martini al fresco on the patio or in the gazebo after a round of golf – or dining around the fireplace apres-ski, Strand’s is sure to offer you a pleasant, casual evening of fine food served in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

It is this combination that has made Strand’s a favorite of both locals and Valley visitors over the past two decades. Strand’s – “For a Taste of the Valley” – is open year-round for evening dining. Dress code is informal … reservations are recommended.

Strand's Old House Restaurant

Our History

History of Strand’s Restaurant


Strand’s overlooks the business section of Invermere and offers a commanding view of the Rocky Mountains. Today, as yesterday, Strand’s is an integral part of Valley history. It was built in 1912 as the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Ritchie. At that time Mr. Richie owned the Livery Stable in Invermere and did heavy hauling with his team and wagon. He later became a prominent Valley rancher.

The home was purchased by Dr. and Mrs. Filmer Coy around 1920. “Doc” Coy, as he was affectionately known, was for many years the only medical practitioner between Cranbrook and Golden. He set aside one room of his home for use as his consulting-study and many of his patients were examined and treated there. Dr. and Mrs. Coy were very influential and highly respected Valley citizens. Dr. Coy attained high military office during the Second World War.

strands-08The Ian Weir family purchased the home about 1946 and three generations of Weirs enjoyed its beauty and comfort. In 1979, the home was purchased by Tim Strand and he opened Strand’s Old House Restaurant in June 1980 with Chef Tony Wood. Renovations and furnishings reflect the historical integrity of the home and, in line with its rich heritage, Tim Strand named the dining areas the Ritchie, Coy and Weir Rooms, and a fourth dining room Harrington named after the maiden name of Tim’s mother.

Executive chef Tony Wood originally hails from New Zealand and has been an integral part of Strands since its inception. In 1992, Tony expanded on his partnership role and became the sole proprietor of Strands.

Specials & Upcoming Events

Strands Early Bird Special, 5-6pm

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Mother’s Day 2019

Strands Mothers Day 2019 menu

Thanksgiving 2018

Strands Thanksgiving menu 2017

Valentine’s Day 2018

Valentine 2017 Three Course

New Year’s Eve 2016

Employment Opportunities

Current Job Openings

Servers full and part time must have experience in casual fine dining, bar tending and be able to work evenings and weekends.

Applicant should have experience in casual fine dining, all aspects of the kitchen including cold kitchen, pastas, soups, sauces, desserts and a la carte pan service. Please do not apply if you do not possess a valid visa for working in Canada. Start date immediately.

This is a hands on, full time position working evenings, weekends and Holidays in a Casual Fine dining restaurant. Applicant must be certified and have minimum 3 – 5 years experience in fine dining and have a creative and energetic disposition. Applicant must be able to produce and maintain the high standard of our fine dining menu and create original Daily Features. Applicant will be required to work well with other cooks and supervise kitchen staff. Canadian resident applicants only. Required experience – 3 years.

Please inquire by using the form on the next tab or contact Tony Wood at 250-342-6344. Resumes can be sent to

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Strand’s Old House Restaurant
818 12 Street
Invermere BC V0A 1K0

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Strand’s is open every day except Monday and Tuesday from 5 pm




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