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This image dated 1913 shows the Columbia River and Athalmer swing bridges. These two bridges allowed passage from the Columbia River to Lake Windermere. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.Photo (A350) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society.

River Passage

Posted on May 27th, 2016 by


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In this image with no date is the store and gas pump at Coldstream Campground. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.Photo (A350) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Camping convenience

Posted on May 20th, 2016 by


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In this image with no date,  a group of Girl Guides appear to be sitting in a wagon. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.Photo (A295) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

A group of gals

Posted on May 6th, 2016 by


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Bank of Canada circa 1915

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 by


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In this image circa 1950, a gas station and a car are pictured at the Invermere Crossroads. The gas station was called the Crossroads Service Station (Imperial) as well as the Information (AAA) Bureau. Also pictured is the #4 sign on the highway. The photo was taken by Hal Bavin. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (A529) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Crossroads captured in 1950s

Posted on April 8th, 2016 by


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In this image, dated between 1914 and 1937, is a double winged building with three chimneys that was the first hospital in Invermere (now Pynelogs), located on 10th Street. An arched sign lines the top of the entrance gate of what was called the Windermere District Hospital. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (A532) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

First hospital

Posted on April 1st, 2016 by


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Nothing is recorded about this historical photograph but the scene appears to be of Lake Windermere with the townsite of Invermere in the background. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (C976) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Curling on the lake

Posted on March 18th, 2016 by


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In this photo, a well is being dug at Windermere for Sinclair Craig. He was an early day resident of the small town and the picture could have been taken before 1920. The men are, left to right, well digger (name unknown), Sinc Craig, Bob Chisholm and Charles Crook. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo submitted by Ray Crook

Well diggers in Windermere

Posted on March 11th, 2016 by


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In this image with no date, a man stands outside in the winter while aiming a gun outside of Billy Dempster’s cabin. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.
Photo (C949) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Man Aiming Gun

Posted on March 4th, 2016 by


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A group of valley kids enjoy a winter toboggan ride in this undated image. If you have any information please contact us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.Photo C1024 courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Toboggan time

Posted on February 26th, 2016 by


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In this image dating back to 1923, an airplane lands in Paradise Basin. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (C876) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Paradise Basin

Posted on February 12th, 2016 by


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In this image with no date, two men stand on snowshoes, each holding a gun. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (A488) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Snowshoers in the sun

Posted on February 5th, 2016 by


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In this image with no date, two  unknown children held up an owl one snowy day. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (A588) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Kids with owl

Posted on January 29th, 2016 by


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In this image with no date, some outdoors enthusiasts travel through frigid waters on Lake of the Hanging Glacier. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Boat ride at Lake of the Hanging Glacier

Posted on January 22nd, 2016 by


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In this image with no date, a team of skaters prepare for a hockey game. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Historical hockey

Posted on January 15th, 2016 by


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Let it snow

In this image with no date, Percy Lake stands with a snow shovel in front of several snow-covered structures. If you have any more information, e-mail us at information@columbiavalleypioneer.com.	      
Photo (A366) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Let it snow

Posted on January 8th, 2016 by


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In this image taken in the Columbia Valley, date unknwon, two horses pull a group of people through the snow. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (C1084) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Horsedrawn sleigh

Posted on January 1st, 2016 by


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To mark the birthday of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau 42 years ago on December 25th, 1972, we at The Pioneer thought it fitting, in our December 25th issue, to include a photograph of Mr. Trudeau taken here in the valley when he was passing through on Sunday, August 13th, 2013. Mr. Trudeau is pictured in Steve’s Place in Canal Flats with his son Xavier and owner Steve Fowler. Mr. Trudeau and his family were the last paying customers before the café was shut down. Photo submitted

Happy birthday Mr. Prime Minister

Posted on December 24th, 2015 by


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In this image, taken in 1945, three men take a rest break at the mill site of the Futa Tie Mill west of Invermere. Pictured are Harold Bearham, Bill Fry and Bill Durham. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (A540) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Milling about, 1945

Posted on December 11th, 2015 by


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In this image, dated 1972, people lined up at the door to witness the opening ceremony of the Windermere 
District Hospital’s new addition in Invermere. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (A523) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Hospital’s opening ceremony, 1972

Posted on November 27th, 2015 by


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