Best Retail Stores in Radium/Invermere/Fairmont Hot Springs

The winner and runners-up of Avenue’s Best of the Mountains 2023 ballot, where readers voted for their favourite places to eat, stay and play in the mountains near Calgary.


Purple Cow Gift Shop

Purple Cow Gift Shop. Photo by Rick Elm.

Purple Cow Gift Shop is stocked with novelty and thoughtful gifts for celebrations like birthdays, Mother’s Day, anniversaries and weddings. Shop for toys, puzzles, stuffed animals, yard decorations and more in an atmosphere imbued with fun and local flair. Purple Cow also offers a selection of fresh fudge.

5-4992 Fairmont Frontage Rd., Fairmont Hot Springs, B.C., 250-345-6133,, @purplecowgiftshop



Three Bears Gift Shop

101, 905 7 Ave., Invermere, B.C., 250-342-3331,, @threebearsgiftshop


Inspire Floral Boutique

1046A 7 Ave., Invermere, B.C., 250-342-0383,, @inspirefloralboutique


Main Street Fun and Games

Box 2197, 926 7 Ave., Invermere, B.C., 250-342-3440,, @mainstreetfunandgames


Bird’s Eye Boutique

4, 1206 7 Ave., Invermere, B.C., 250-806-2728,, @birdseyeboutique


[Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly described some items that are not available at Purple Cow Gift Shop. The story has been updated.]

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