Kinsmen Beach & Park
Kinsmen Beach and Park is a beautiful outdoor public space on the shores of Lake Windermere, nestled at the north end of Taynton Bay in Invermere.
Adjacent to the park are Dorothy Lake, the Pynelogs Culural Centre and its seasonal lakeside Café Allium, The Station Neighbourhood Pub, and the Rotary Splash and Spray Park.
The Kinsmen Beach and Park features:
- a sandy beach with views of the Purcell and Rocky Mountains
- a roped swimming area with a lake dock and slide
- covered and non-covered picnic tables
- grassy areas perfect for relaxing
- tall trees providing lots of shade
- beach volleyball courts
- a children’s playground
- accessible washrooms, showers and change rooms
- a concession
- watersport rentals (through Columbia River Paddle’s Kinsmen location)
- plenty of parking
Many community events take place here each year too: the winter Snowflake Festival, the Mountain Mosaic of the Arts Festival Canada Day celebration and the Invermere Music Festival, to name a few.
Lake Windermere is home to every imaginable kind of water sport, all of which can be access via Kinsmen Beach and Park. In summer, there are fishing, boating, kayaking, stand-up paddleboard, canoeing, swimming, water skiing, tubing and more. In winter, over 30 kilometres of looping trails are cleared on the frozen lake to create the Lake Windermere Whiteway, which has the Guinness World Record for world’s longest outdoor skating trail. Individuals and families play on cross-country skis, skates, sleds or just enjoy a crisp winter walk.
Kinsmen Beach and Park is located at the very south end of 4th Avenue just a five minute walk from downtown Invermere.
Parking at Kinsmen Beach
Summer is in full swing in the District of Invermere, hot summer days are here. Lake Windermere & Kinsmen beach and park are alive with activity.
Residents and visitors are advised that parking is limited at Kinsmen Beach. Residents and Visitors are encouraged to walk or ride a bike whenever possible to the beach. If you do need to drive and park by Kinsmen Beach, please pay close attention to parking signage.
Vehicles also cannot be parked in front of driveways, blocking sidewalks, facing the opposite direction of traffic or contrary to signs posted. You cannot stop or park a vehicle in a designated fire route zone. There is to be no parking in front of fire hydrants. Please look for and posted obey signs when parking in public and private parking areas nearby. Please respect the adjacent residential areas around Kinsmen Beach.
This includes areas around 7a Ave & 17th St by the Station Pub, 18th St & 4th Ave by Kinsmen Beach.
Where can I park?!
If the main Kinsmen Beach parking lot is full, there is overflow beach parking located at the Rotary Ball Park and Tennis Courts. This is only a 3-minute walk away from the Kinsmen beach and is located by Dorothy Lake. The park has a large gravel parking area. We encourage all residents and visitors to use this overflow parking lot as much as possible!
We do anticipate a busy summer season and we thank you for your cooperation!