The Columbia Valley Botanical Gardens trail gives you another option if you are looking for something else to do while hanging out at the popular Kinsmen Beach. This trail passes by Dorothy Lake, an important site for Western Painted Turtles, a provincial species-at-risk. It also explores the community heritage garden.
Driving directions to Kinsmen Beach: From the traffic lights on Highway 93/95 at the Invermere junction, turn west on Athalmer Road towards Invermere. Stay on the main road. It turns into Laurier St and then turns into 7th Ave which runs through downtown Invermere . Once you leave the business centre 7th Ave swings right. Make a quick left onto 7a St. Follow 7a St. until it crosses the railway tracks and you enter the parking lot at Kinsmen beach.
Paved or level gravel surface