This beautiful lake boasts many activities. For the avid fisherman there are over 15 types of fish to catch. As the size of the lake is so large, there is room for many boats without feeling crowded. It is perfect for water skiing, tubing, knee boarding, wind surfing, canoeing and general site seeing. Take a canoe or tube to the north end and float down through the headwaters of the mighty Columbia River. There is an abundance of waterfowl and wildlife to enjoy on this scenic short trip. Rafting tours can be used if you do not own your own watercraft. In the winter, skate down to Canal Flats for lunch! Ice sailing is the newest sport on the lake. Oftentimes, fish can be seen swimming under the clear, smooth ice!
The world famous Fairmont Hot Springs are located just 5 minutes drive from our doorstep. Spend the day alternating between the hot and cool pools, shopping for a bathing suit in the nearby store that boasts Canada's largest bathing suit selection.
Radium Hot Springs is a short half-hour drive to the North at the south gate to the Kootenay National Park.
Explore the many natural hot springs in the area. Lussier Springs in the Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park is a must see and only a 30 minute drive from The Timbers.
Fairmont has a strip mall. There is an excellent grocery store with a fine deli and bakery in it. There is also a liquor outlet and post office located in the store. Other amenities in the mall include a pizza and ice cream parlour, gift shops, realty offices and more. There is a candy shop and coffee shop on the street behind the mall. There are many other dining options in Fairmont including Tony's Greek Grill and From Scratch as well as the multitude of options provided by Fairmont Hot Springs Resort and their golf courses!
Invermere also has many shops to explore and being our larger centre, you will find health services, banking, drug stores and all of you other personal and business needs. Invermere is a 20-minute drive from The Timbers. Invermere has a very active cultural community that may be enjoyed by all.
Kimberly offers a unique shopping experience as it is the Bavarian capital of Canada and the original town site has used this theme throughout its downtown area. The "Platzel" is blocked off and you can stroll safely back and forth across the street, hunting for just the right souvenir to take home with you.
There are lots of opportunities with each season.