You can be a part of the new home for recreation, the arts, and the Invermere Public Library, by donating to the new Columbia Valley Centre. Poised to be a centre for the whole community, your support will go a long way in making the Columbia Valley a destination we can all be proud of.Donate Now
The new Columbia Valley Centre, with a flexible auditorium space and library, forms a civic destination reinforcing the pedestrian route through the town. This public space sequence culminates in a new civic plaza and roof patio with views of the distant mountains on all sides.Find Out More!
After 70 years our Lake Windermere Memorial hall is being replaced. The Columbia Valley Centre is replacing the existing 4000 square foot building with a new 17000 square foot multi-use facility, the Columbia Valley Centre, that will include a 7000 square foot main room capable of banquet seating for 500 people. This main room will include retractable theatre seating, a central stage and a screen to accommodate live performances, movies and presentations. A sliding divider will allow the room to be split for simultaneous events. The Centre will also include a commercial kitchen, a large lobby/meeting space, a new library, and a spectacular roof top patio with breathtaking panoramic views of our mountain ranges. Construction has started and is slated for completion late Summer 2017.
There will be dozens of uses for the new Centre, from weddings to conferences, from live theatre and music to sporting events, from children’s events to meetings, as well as the regular day to day groups, such as the library, that will hold their activities there.