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James Chabot Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. Formerly Athalmer Beach Provincial Park, it is located in Invermere at the northeast end of Windermere Lake in the Columbia Valley region of the East Kootenay. Windermere Lake Provincial Park is located at the lake's southwestern end.It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to James Chabot Provincial Park and many more Invermere attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Invermere trip itinerary tool.
It is named for James Chabot, aka Jim Chabot, MLA for Columbia-Revelstoke from 1963 to 1986 and former Minister of Lands, Parks and Housing in the regime of Social Credit Premier W.A.C. Bennett.
James Chabot Provincial Park reviews
We wish that we had discovered this spot much earlier during our visit to Invermere, as we would have used it to have a picnic and enjoy the lake views that it offers. This is a great place for... more »
This park has great view, is accessible and has ample parking. We went in November and it was not crowded at all. There's a sand/beach front and cool playground for kids. more »
Nice beach and lake. Sun shade over picnic tables. $3 / person to use this beach up to a max of $15 per car seems silly to me. The parking attendant was lovely. Wonder lady with lots of smiles and happy to chat. Other than the parking it's a great place.
We like the beach here better than the one in downtown Invermere. It’s usually a lot quieter, so it’s easy to find parking and a spot in the shade even on a busy long weekend. There is no concession or gear rentals, but there is a roped off swim area and a playground. The swim area is shallow. I am 5’6” and can stand up on the bottom 20-30’ from shore.
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