Radium Hot Springs is located at the junction of three highways:
Hwy 95 103 km (64 miles) north to Golden
or Hwy 93 through Kootenay National Park and eventually 134 km (84
miles) to Banff, or you can travel 146 km (91 miles) south to Cranbrook
on Hwy 95/93.
Radium Hot Springs is a resort community complete with hot springs,
outdoor recreation and incredible scenery along the Columbia River.
But the real truth is, if you're a golfer, this has to be some of
the best golfing together with the best scenery that is offered
anywhere in this world.
at Radium Resort
The golfing - you have to see it to believe it, scenery, availability
and value, it's all here. Radium has two courses from which to choose
at Radium Resort: The Springs and The Resort. You'll find them both
very challenging with a nice layout.
Golf Courses close by
Then if you want to travel north, less than an hour away Golden
has the Golden Golf Club rated in the top one hundred in Canada.
Then, south from Radium, there are the courses around Invermere
and Fairmont area that you'll find all very entertaining.
The outdoor recreation around Radium is excellent. The hiking and
exploring throughout the national parks is just one part. For cycling
the road through the Columbia Valley can test your endurance while
going through the Rockies will have your heart pounding.
For spa lovers and people who enjoy soothing warm water, they will
love the hot springs at Radium. Located here since the early 1900's,
the springs have been a historical favourite for the people of Calgary,
If you happen to be visiting Calgary take the short drive, two hours
or so, and really discover the many hot springs that Radium and
the Columbia Valley have to offer.
If you enjoy wildlife viewing then a trip to Columbia River Wetlands
is in order. Perhaps the largest wetland in North America, this
area will provide you with a chance to view a large amount of wildlife.
Radium is also very close to three national parks: Kootenay National
Park, Yoho National Park, and Banff National Park. Besides the National
Parks both Alberta and British Columbia share some provincial parks
in the Rocky Mountains.
Here you'll find Mount Assiniboine, Peter Lougheed, Height of the
Rockies Park and Elk Lakes Park that are all worth visiting for
the wildlife viewing, trails and mountain scenery. There is also
Bugaboo Park located just north-east with access through various
forestry roads at Spillimacheen.
through the Columbia Valley
Located in the Rocky Mountain Trench, the Columbia Valley will be
quite a fuel saver travelling either north to Golden on Hwy 95 or
south to Cranbrook on Hwy 95/93. The highway has barely any noticeable
difference in elevation and is better for your vehicle in fuel economy.
The views of the Rockies along the Columbia Valley are always inspiring
and this stretch of road is truth to that wisdom.
Just remember if you are enjoying the provincial parks and the countryside
around British Columbia, please remember this is Bear Country. Try
to avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless you
feel comfortable with bears around and take the usual precautions.
There is also the possibilities of encounters with wolves or cougars
so please play it safe.
on Radium Hotsprings