Windermere Beach 10 minutes drive north of Fairmont – pebble beach, picnic tables, small playground, treed areas, washrooms, swimming dock
Canal Flats Beach 20 minutes south off Fairmont – pebble beach, covered picnic tables, outhouses, boat launch
James Chabot Provincial Park & Beach, 20 minutes from Fairmont in Invermere - a broad, sandy beach backed with open, grassy play areas, an adventure playground, volleyball court, and picnic area. The wetlands boardwalk also makes for a pleasant walk and wildlife view opportunities.
Kinsmen beach is also in Invermere, 25 minutes from Fairmont in Invermere – sandy, pebbly beaches, picnic tables, washrooms, playgrounds, water park, concession stand, and kayak/canoe/SUP rentals.
Timbers Resort rentals have access to Columbia Lake via a trail near the property and a small gravel beach with dock - approx 5 min walk.