The small community of Windermere sits on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere, where the population swells in the summer. The world¹s largest outdoor mineral hot pool drew the first visitors to Fairmont Hot Springs more than 100 years ago, with 3 golf courses, downhill skiing and accommodation surrounding it. Panorama is a world-class four-season resort with skiing, snowboarding, cross-country, biking and hiking trails. Columbia Lake is wrapped by a mix of large ranches, small communities and a Ktunaxa Cultural Landscape.

Lead employment sector: Accommodation & food services

Area G (pop. 1781) – the hamlets of Edgewater, Brisco & Spillimacheen lie north of Radium Hot Springs. The villages offers collectively offer general stores, gas stations, post offices, community halls and a Royal Canadian Legion. The Columbia River, Purcell Mountains and surrounding forests inspire a thriving wood product manufacturing, agriculture and arts community.

Lead employment sector: Trades, transport & equipment operators

Pop. 3008