Halloween Haunted House

The Halloween Haunted House at the Windermere Fire Hall is a FREE event, suitable for all ages. There’s great fun and treats for all the trick-or-treaters!

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Take a Coffee Break today!

It’s time to take a coffee break! Join us each month at the Women’s Resource Centre in Invermere. FREE coffee, tea and a muffin. Everyone’s welcome.

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‘Bat Week’ talk in Invermere

A ‘Bat Week’ talk by biologist Leigh Anne Isaac marks ‘Bat Week’ in Invermere. Learn about a deadly disease which threatens the survival of our local bat population.

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October Apple Pick and Press

The annual October Apple Pick and Press weekend is your opportunity to help remove attractants for the bears, take home delicious fresh-pressed juice and share with others.

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Sue Wells Art Day for Kids

Art Day for Kids is an annual FREE event that lets children aged 5 years and up explore their creative sides. Pre-register your child for a session.

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Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time is a FREE on-going weekly program for parents & their babies 0-24 months at the Invermere Public Library. Call for information & to register.

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FREE Columbia Basin Symposium

This FREE symposium for all Columbia Basin residents will examine the current trends of demographics, technology, climate change, how we are impacted and how to benefit from them.

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Library Orientation 101

Library Orientation 101 is a great opportunity to learn your way around the new Invermere Public Library! Four dates to choose from. Pick one and join us!

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Public Presentation and Social

You’re invited to a Public Presentation and Social with Bill Swann at Cafe Allium. Learn about and celebrate Groundswell’s many ground-breaking achievements from its inception. Please join us.

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Scooter Rodeo & Pancake Breakfast

The Scooter Rodeo and Pancake Breakfast at Columbia Garden Village is a FREE community event for all ages. Don’t have a motorized scooter? Borrow one from The Gardens.

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Columbia Basin Culture Tour

The Columbia Basin Culture Tour is an annual weekend-long, self-directed tour of the arts, culture and heritage of the Columbia Basin area. There is no charge.

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August Beach Parties

The August Beach Parties at Invermere’s Kinsmen Beach take place every Thursday from 5-8 pm. FREE fun for all ages. Everyone’s welcome. Mark the dates. Join us.

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Wild Writers Squad

Are you in grades 9 to 12? Like to read stories based upon the wilderness? Learn to write your own. Join the Wild Writers Squad this summer!

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ICAN Garage Sale

From 9am to 1pm, find great bargains at ICAN’s annual garage sale! Clothing, toys, books, home decor and more. Support ICAN as they help homeless companion animals in our communities.

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Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time is a FREE 6-week program at the Invermere Library for babies 0-24 months and their parents. We have a great time singing songs and rhymes.

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Canada 150 Celebration

It’s a Canada 150 Celebration on the lawns at the Windermere Valley Museum, an ‘early- bird special’ – a FREE family-friendly afternoon party for everyone. Please come!

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Courtyard Party at The Castle

The Courtyard Party at The Castle, downtown Fernie, is celebrating the 1-year anniversary of Barre. There will be FREE Cake, mimosas and the film ‘Damcer.’ RSVP please.

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Wild Ideas

At May’s Wild Ideas, we will be discussing the myths surrounding bears and how to co-exist with them in the back-country and in our neighborhoods. Andrea Smillie.

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Glass Art Show & Sale

The Glass Art Show and Sale at the Radium Hot Springs pools, is themed ‘Celebration’ and is a tribute to Canada’s 150th birthday. A FREE event.

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Columbia Valley Art

The “Columbia Valley Art” exhibition is showing the works of some of the Columbia Valley’s most talented painters. Meet the artists at a reception April 29th.

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Kitchen Sink Experiment Club

The kitchen Sink Experiment Club at the Invermere Public Library is for kids from Kindergarten to grade 4 who love learning how things work. FREE. Pre-registration is required.

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Easter Eggstravaganza

The Easter Eggstravaganza at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is a FREE family Easter weekend-long event with crafts, games, movie nights, S’mores, Easter egg hunt and lots more!

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March ‘Wild Ideas’

Wild Ideas embarks on the 3rd of a 3-part series about community building. Join us as we explore ideas about Sense of Place. Share your own ideas.

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Jim Poch art show and sale

A Jim Poch art show & sale in the gallery at Centre 64 features the works of the well-known local painter, illustrator and fine art photographer. FREE.

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February ‘Wild Ideas’

‘Wild Ideas’ continues the 3-part series of discussions about community building. Join Laurie Klassen who shares the results of a recent Vital Signs Survey, Everyone’s welcome!

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Harry Potter Book Night

Harry Potter Book Night at the Invermere Library is a celebration of the Professors of Hogwarte who taught Harry many magical skills. FREE drop-in event.

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4-Week Pre-registered Lego Club

Pre registered Lego Club at Invermere Library is a 4-week program, teaching kids age K-4 to use imagination and logic while learning teamwork and communication skills.

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Barbour Rock Trails Open House

Barbour Rock Trails open houses are being held to give the public an opportunity to be fully informed about the proposed project. Everyone is urged to attend

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January ‘Wild Ideas’

This month, Wild Ideas begins a 3-month exploration into building a healthy Columbia Valley community. Join Eden Yesh to consider investing locally. It’s FREE and everyone’s welcome!

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Bereavement Support Groups beginning

Bereavement support groups, hosted by the Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley, are starting at their Invermere office. Each group runs for 12 weeks. Pre-registration is required.

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Fairmont Community Skating Party

Everyone’s invited to come to the FREE Community Skating Party at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort skating rink. Bring your own skates. Rentals are not available.

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Swim FREE Christmas Day!

Swim FREE all Christmas Day at Fairmont Resort’s public natural mineral hot springs pool. Just bring a Food Bank donation of a non-perishable food item.

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Free Public Skate

There’s a FREE public skate at the Canal Flats Arena and everyone’s invited! Hot chocolate and cookies too. Grab your skates and bring the whole family.

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Summit Youth Christmas Party

The Summit Youth Christmas Party at the Centre is a fun FREE event for 12-18 yrs. Bring a neat 2nd-hand gift, wrapped. Karaoke, games & other neat stuff.

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Fairmont Open House

Open House at 4954 Mountainside Place in Fairmont Hot Springs. Phone ahead to make an appointment to view this gorgeous 3000 sq ft family home.

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Winter Break Movies

FREE Winter Break Movies at the Invermere Community Hall are favorite seasonal films for all ages. Bring a blanket and a pillow and enjoy the show!

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Invermere Library Book Reading

You’re invited to a FREE book reading event at the Invermere Public Library. Authors Jane Byers and Leesa Dean of Nelson, BC will read from their latest books.

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Children’s Christmas Party

The annual Radium Volunteer Fire Department Children’s Christmas Party is for kids 10 years and under. There will be cookie decorating, music and a visit from Santa!

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Baby Goose Program at the Library

Baby Goose Program at the library, an outreach of the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, is designed to encourage early language development in babies to 18 months.

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Youth Chef It Up Night

Chef-It-Up at the Invermere Summit Youth Centre on Thursday evenings! You can wow your family and friends with your culinary talents. Delicious budget-friendly cooking.

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Ghostly Tales

Ghostly tales of local and other BC hauntings told by DTSS drama students in the dark around a fire at the Invermere Library – only for the brave!

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Booktacular Halloween!

The Booktacular Hallween event at the library is back again! Dress in your costume and come trickin’ and treatin’ on October 26th from 5 to 8 PM

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Zombie Walk

Put on your scariest Halloween costume and join the Zombie Walk. Everyone’s welcome. Bring a donation to the food bank and get ready to be spooked!

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Bear Electric Fence Workshop

Learn to construct and maintain an electric fence around your property to keep bears and other wildlife away. Expert Gillian Sanders will show you how.

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Why You Should Have a Will

Think you don’t need a will? Glen Ewan, Q.C. will show you you absolutely do and what happens if you put off making one until it’s too late.

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Free Music Program

Summit Youth Centre is offering a free music program to youth. Learn piano, electric guitar, drums or voice from a local music teacher and a local musician.

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Flower Picking Day

Invermere’s Flower Crew invites you to come downtown with a pair of shears and cut a bouquet of the gorgeous flowers that made you smile all summer long.

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Annual fall Shoreline Clean-up

It’s fall shoreline cleanup time again! Volunteers are wanted to help clean up the public shores around Lake Windermere. Let’s make them safe for winter activities

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EKISC Open House Fall Series

Find out what the East Kootenay Invasive Species Council (EKISC) is doing to keep your community free of invasive plant and aquatic species. Everyone’s invited to attend. Join us.

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Bereavement Support Group

The Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley is running a free 10-week bereavement support group at their Invermere office. Anyone is welcome to join. Call the office.

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