Have Invermere all to yourself
It’s possible to enjoy this Columbia Valley jewel — without bumping into your neighbours
By Sarah Deveau, For the Calgary Herald
"It’s nice to know the locals don’t mind the hordes of my city brethren, but I wondered if it was possible to visit Invermere without running into the whole of northwest and southwest Calgary?
“Absolutely,” says Trigg. “It’s all about timing. Locals expect visitors to be in transit on a Friday night, early Saturday morning or late Sunday night, so if you arrive ahead of the masses, or extend your stay, you can sink into anonymity, whether it’s enjoying a night of live music or an early morning coffee.”
She suggests starting the day with local darlings Kicking Horse Coffee, and with nary an Alberta licence plate in sight in the packed parking lot, I knew I’d found my first local hideout.
After a hit of caffeine for me and milk for my eight-year-old daughter, who had accompanied me on the trip, we headed for Shadybrook Resort to meet longtime resident Mike DuBois for a tour of the lake by boat."