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Lake Windermere

The beautiful Columbia Valley lies within “The Valley of a Thousand Peaks”, located between the Rocky Mountains and the Purcell Mountain Range in British Columbia’s Kootenay-Rockies region. The region is home to several diverse communities, including the municipalities District of Invermere, Village of Radium Hot Springs and Village of Canal Flats; the Akisqnuk and Shuswap First Nation communities; and unincorporated communities within the regional district Areas F&G (Spillimacheen, Brisco, Wilmer, Panorama Mountain Village, Fairmont Hot Springs, Windermere and Edgewater).

The natural beauty and resources in the Columbia Valley’s landscape are assets that provide for vibrant tourism and natural resources sectors, and growing sectors in value-added manufacturing, agriculture and food processing, professional services, construction and retail. A mild climate, plentiful recreation activities and family-friendly communities make it the ultimate place to call home.

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