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Has anyone summered in southwestern Alberta?

We love the Canadian Rocky Mountains both for the dramatic scenery and the way the nightime temperatures are so cool. We have camped in the past in that area.
We are thinking of renting a place for the summer in SW Alberta or SE British Columbia (not camping this time). We are looking at the Beaver Mines area of SW Alberta (which is between CrowsNest Pass and Pincher Creek) or else the Kootenay Lake area of BC (east side of lake in the town of Boswell, BC). Another option would be Revelstoke, BC.
If you have any experience living or staying in these areas, can you let me know if they are so remote as to be very inconvenient (how far to drive to do major grocery shopping as I will be doing my own cooking most of the time? or to easily get to cafes and coffee shops-for a decent vegetarian meal or strong cup of coffee and a deliciious bakery item)
We have been told that the Beaver Mines/Castle Mountain Ski Resort area is windy/dusty area in summer. Has anyone experienced this?
Which has lower summer high temperatures? (coming from the hot, humid southeastern USA, I am not interested in spending the summer sweating)
Which is more mountainous (as in, look out your window/step out your door for jaw dropping beautiful mountains)?
We live very simply and other than an occasional trip to get lunch or coffee we are homebodies. As for outdoor activities we enjoy hikes of 1-5 miles, and would also plan to visit Waterton Lakes, Banff, and Glacier National Parks while there.

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