Pynelogs Cultural Center (Invermere)
Pynelogs, “is picturesque in the extreme. It is built of rough-hewn logs and faces south, with a glorious prospect of lake and mountain from its windows.”28
“Windermere [was] a magnet for land speculation by government officials.”
Other names: Salmon River
From the earliest records, this was Salmon River. So established was the name that, even after it was officially changed, “Salmon River” continued to be used.
Settlers would arrive with expectations of a rural British utopia, and so Edgewater was created in the image of an idealized English country village.
Although provincially classified as a small mine, the Mineral King Mine was the largest underground mining enterprise in the Windermere Valley.
Other Names: Radium Springs, Radium Hot Springs, Brewer Springs
“From the springs a particularly fine view can be enjoyed, and to many it will prove a very novel experience to sit comfortably immersed up to one’s neck… enjoying with luxurious ease an open air hot bath, while at one’s feet is spread out one of the most glorious views imaginable, ranging far over lake, river, forest, and glacier-clothed peaks.”35