WINDERMERE, pop 1,060, overlooks the east side of Windermere Lk, a popular vacation area, 117 km north of CRANBROOK in the E KOOTENAY. The lake was named in 1883 by the surveyor Gilbert SPROAT after the English Lake District. It was developed pre-WWI by Robert Randolph BRUCE as a farming colony for well-to-do British immigrants, but the colony did not live up to its promise and most of the settlers left during the war. It is the site of the famous "stolen church," St Peter's Anglican Church,...

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