Columbia Valley Snapshot

The Windermere Valley is located along the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains. It is a geographic area that stretches 100 KM from Brisco, BC in the north to Canal Flats, BC in the south. In between are the communities of Edgewater, Radium Hot Springs, Invermere, Windermere, and Fairmont Hot Springs. Many of the services listed in this guide are based out of Invermere but provide services to families throughout the Windermere Valley.

There are approximately 9,000 permanent residents in the Columbia Valley. The area is a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful, abundant landscapes and its lakes, parks, hot springs, ski hills and golf courses.

Who We are

The Columbia Valley Early Years Coalition (CVEYC) (formerly Windermere Valley Early Childhood Development Team) is an inclusive team that works together, shares expertise and makes the best use of resources in promoting healthy development of children age 0-6 years.

What We Do

The CVEYC meets on a monthly basis to exchange information and discuss a wide range of early childhood developement issues throughout the Columbia Valley. The Coalition Coordinator is a resource for local and regional agencies as well as families with children ages 0-6. The coordinator has access to information and resources to support families in the healthy development of their children.