Radium Hot Springs
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Radium, BC is a popular park and mountain destination surrounded by a small village in the Columbia River Valley of British Columbia, Canada. The Columbia Valley village is best known for its Radium Hot Spring mineral pools in Sinclair Canyon.
The Columbia River skirts along the western boundaries of the community complimented by the largest continuous wetlands in North America - the Columbia Valley Wetlands.
The resort village is situated near the southern entrance of the Kootenay National Park with the Rocky Mountains to the east and the Purcell Mountains to the west. Heavenly!
The surrounding Columbia Valley parks and wilderness areas provide a great backyard for play year round.
Summer activities enjoyed, in and around, the community of Radium include golfing, birding, hiking, backpacking, river rafting, mountaineering, river kayaking, mountain biking and wildlife viewing.
Winter activities of Radium, during the snow and ice season, include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice climbing and ice fishing. Those who enjoy downhill skiing and snowboarding visit the ski hills of Fairmont and Panorama. During the summer the hot spring in Radium is the big ticket item - and during the winter it is the ski mountains.
Radium Hot Springs is also a haven for wildlife sightings. Some even refer to Radium as the "Bighorn Capital of BC". On a seasonal basis - almost like clock-work - a herd of bighorn sheep come down from the mountains during the late fall and early spring seasons and wander into the village.
Venture out of the village into the parks and backcountry regions and other wildlife sightings may include badger, wolf, rubber boa, caribou, black bear, grizzly bear, coyote, lynx, wolverine, elk, mule deer, cougar, moose, mountain goats and plains bison.
The main adventure and sightseeing park destination in the region is the Kootenay National Park. The 4 to 6 hour hike in the park called the Kindersley Trail climbs 1130 metres to Kindersley Park and some amazing views. For a relaxing outing in the park visit the short loop trail around Olive Lake.
Although small and quaint, the village does enjoy many of the big city amenities important to travelers like restaurants, gas stations, tours, attractions, accommodations, banks, grocery store, tourism information, gift stores, repair shops and retail shops.
The community of Radium Hot Springs is very central in the valley - very close to other Columbia Valley communities. A short drive south on Highway #93/95 are the communities of Invermere and the Fairmont Hot Springs resort. North, along Hwy #93 are the communities of Golden, Edgewater, Spur Valley, Brisco and Spillmacheen.
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