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.