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On the north edge of the Village of Radium Hot Springs, B.C.,cradled in the embrace of the monumental Rocky Mountains to the east and the soaring Purcells to the west, reside 4,200 acres of rugged wilderness ready for you to call home.

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Table of Contents Welcome .................................. 4 Radium Hot Springs Map......20


Photo Contest ......................5, 6 Dining............................... 21–24 About the Village..................... 7 Kootenay National Park .......25 History...................................7, 8 Invermere/Panorama ...........26 Bighorn Sheep ......................... 8 Bighorn Meadows Resort .....27 Events ................................. 9–11 Hot Springs Mineral Pools ....28


Springs 25th Anniversary .....12 Hiking ......................................29 Accommodation.............. 13–19 Backcountry Map ...................30 Travel safe in bear country...17 Golf ..........................................31 Columbia Valley Golf Trail ....32

Publisher......................................... Rose-Marie Regitnig Editor/Project Co-ordinator .........................Nicole Trigg Sales ........................................................Tourism Radium Graphic Design .......................................... Emily Rawbon Writers.............................. Tourism Radium, Nicole Trigg Photography ............... Tourism Radium, Evan Schiller, Parks Canada Cover Photo ....................................................... Don Wexil Cover Design ..................................... Pixel Planet Design The Radium Hot Springs Magazine is published annually and is a joint project of Misko Publishing Limited Partnership, Robert W. Doull, President, and the Tourism Radium Hot Springs Association. The entire contents are copyrighted and reproduction of all material including maps is strictly prohibited. All efforts have been made to ensure accuracy of information in this publication. However, the publisher accepts no responsibility for errors or omissions. Misko also publishes the weekly community newspaper, The Columbia Valley Pioneer.




Phone: 250-347-9331 Toll Free: 1-888-347-9331


Box 868, #8 -1008 – 8th Avenue, Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0 Phone: 250-341-6299

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Radium Hot Springs Photo by Chantal Gange

Welcome to

...from Tourism Radium Thank you for visiting our beautiful village nestled at the southern entrance to Kootenay National Park. All of our local residents and businesses take great pride in their commitment to ensure your hospitality expectations will be met during your time in Radium Hot Springs. I encourage you to take advantage of the wonderful activities, services and events that are available throughout the year in Radium Hot Springs. We have a friendly, walkable community that offers affordable accommodations and a full range of restaurants to meet all of your dining needs. The knowledgeable staff at the Visitor Information Centre are happy to offer many suggestions that will allow you to experience how “The Mountains Shall Bring Peace to the

People.” For those wanting to pursue mountain peace, you will find mountain trails and hikes starting right here in the village. The backcountry to the west of Radium Hot Springs offers activities for all four seasons: breathtaking views of the spectacular Columbia River Wetlands; camping in one of the three campgrounds located within the village boundary; fishing at one of the many different backcountry lakes; the many sanctioned mountain biking trails; and winter snowmobiling trails that take you to our magnificent glacier bowls. As you spend your time in Radium, we want you to “Find your peace.”

Graham R. Kerslake

President of Tourism Radium Hot Springs Association

... from the Mayor Welcome to the Village of Radium Hot Springs. We are: Authentic. Connected. Self-sufficient. Beautiful. Compact. An environmental steward. Radium is a small, close-knit mountain village that is personable and personal. Radium feels like a best friend. Radium is an all-natural, spiritual therapist for souls needing escape from an overbearing world. Rejuvenation is quieter, more intimate — a purposeful slow-down that inspires creativity and zest for life. By another name, we call that feeling a spa, but this one is bigger: Radium-sized. We’re not festooned with chain establishments and 4 • R a dium H ot Sp r i n g s Vi s i t o r G u i d e 2 0 1 3 /2 01 4

boilerplate service. We are the real deal… a simpler time in the imagination where social manners, social graces and “do unto others” was a time-honoured tradition. In Radium, we honour the traditions and nurture them while moving forward in our ambitious effort to build a humble, relaxed, sustainable mountain community “Where Everybody Knows Your Name.” Take a look at our sheep — even the wildlife feels tight-knit. So welcome to Radium! We hope you enjoy your stay with us and we hope you “Find your own peace” as we have all found ours.

Dee Conklin

Mayor of Village of Radium Hot Springs

Photo Contest Headbanging bighorn sheep by Dani Tschudin

2012 Radium Car Show by Mike & Andrea Meadus

2014 photo contest • Entries to be offered voluntarily starting August, 2013 • Please submit digitally in high resolution • Must include photographer’s name, contact info and bio • Please describe photo and location • Winning photo may be used for the cover of Tourism Radium’s next publication • All photos MAY be used in future advertising – photo credit guaranteed PLEASE SUBMIT TO: With “photo contest” in subject line by Feb. 28, 2014

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At Redstreak Campground by Ed Furger

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Photo Contest

The Village of Radium Hot Springs at night by Tony Berryman

Citadella Restaurant by Anna Gratynska

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Old Coach Trail by Kris McCauley

About the village The Village of Radium Hot Springs was incorporated as a municipality on December 10, 1990. The village is located in the gorgeous Columbia Valley, nestled between the Purcell Mountains, the Rockies and the gateway to beautiful Kootenay National Park. The village is bordered by the Columbia River Wetlands, the largest continuous wetlands in North America. Radium Hot Springs is home to 1,000 year-round residents, and many more residents from out of town make this their second home as often as they can. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy a lifestyle second to none. With the village council’s commitment to making the village a “walking town,” individuals can enjoy walking the many trails and paths located throughout Radium. With golfing, skiing, hiking, whitewater rafting, canoeing, birdwatching, fishing, snowmobiling and many other activities available in and around the Radium Hot Springs, it is easy to see why this four-season village is a favourite place to visit and especially to call home!

History of Radium The Radium Hot Springs story is as old as the Rockies. The story began with the unleashing of powerful forces that left its tale in heaving, tortured rocks. The earth’s crust cracked along a fault, more than two kilometres deep. The shatter zone around the fault lets groundwater seep close to the earth’s core — heating, pressurizing and returning it to the surface.  Prior to any development by settlers of European descent, the local First Nations peoples found the hot and odourless mineral water issuing from the rocks at the base of  Redstreak Mountain to be soothing and healing for their aches and pains. The first legally-registered owner other than the Crown (government) was Roland Stuart, an Englishman who purchased the springs in 1890 for $160 and owned them until 1922. A group of Englishmen headed by Lord Northcote began construction of the first pool prior to 1914. Their efforts were halted by the outbreak of World War I. The Canadian government took over and the hot pool and the first log bathhouse were completed in 1923. 

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Photo by Kris McCauley

The Village of Radium Hot Springs from Redstreak Campground.


Photo by Dani Tschudin/Visual Exposures Photography

Bighorn sheep


Bighorn sheep (ovis canadensis) are a famous attraction for Radium Hot Springs. During late October and early November, they can be seen around the village partaking in their famous head-banging ritual and rutting activities. The horns from a male bighorn sheep can grow to be up to 127 centimetres long (50 inches). Adult rams grow to be about 100 cm (40 inches) tall and weigh between 90 and 135 kilograms (200 to 300 pounds). A ewe, a female bighorn sheep, also grows horns, but these are much smaller than the ram’s horns. The sheep do migrate throughout the year. During the spring and summer, the sheep move higher into the mountains to lamb. During the fall and winter, the sheep are seen around town and along the highway towards Invermere.

Photo by Kara Cassidy/Tourism Radium

A history of Radium Hot Springs (cont.’d) A famous visitor in 1929 was Sir Winston Churchill, who  After Kootenay National Park was formed in 1920, the spent a week in a bungalow at the Radium Hot Springs Canadian Pacific Railway built the original Radium Hot Springs Lodge. One of Radium’s pioneer families — John and Lodge. He was accompanied by his son Randolph, his brother and a nephew. They are reported to have enjoyed Jessie Blakley — built a second hotel that was followed by a considerable time in the hot pools. third, The Gateway Hotel, which was owned by Mr. Oliver. The 60th birthday of the opening of the Banff-Windermere  An imposing park gateway was constructed close to the pool and entrance fees for vehicles were collected. On the arch over brought back vivid memories to some who travelled it in the early years. The Model T Fords of the time usually took this gate was the quote, “THE MOUNTAINS SHALL BRING one whole day to drive from Banff to Radium Hot Springs. PEACE TO THE PEOPLE.” Construction of the road was finished on September 30th, This development followed the construction of the original 1922 with the official opening on Banff-Windermere Highway through June 30th, 1923. In 1948, the old the park. Visitors came by train to The Radium Hot Springs and Lodge in 1970. bathhouse was destroyed by fire to be Banff and were transported to Radium replaced by the lovely new aquacourt, Hot Springs by bus or limousine over plus a new hot pool as well as a the narrow, dusty roads. three-quarters Olympic-size pool.  Miss Charlotte Armstrong, whose As expected, this resulted in a great father, Captain Frank Armstrong, had increase in traffic as, at the time, the the first riverboats on the Columbia present Village of Radium Hot Springs River from Golden to Windermere, was rapidly developing and growing. was the first manager of the Radium  Kootenay National Park replaced Hot Springs Lodge. She was fondly the original campground above the remembered years later for her pools with a spacious new one on the hill overlooking the hospitality and quick wit. In 1937, she purchased the lodge village. Also, the park offices were located on the hill. In from the Canadian Pacific Railway and later sold it to Mr. 1956, Duncan McIntosh and Steve Capowski built a driveand Mrs. H.B. Williams. Miss Armstrong retained ownership in theatre, offering entertainment for both tourists and of one of the cabins for her summer visits into the 1950s. local people. The Radium Hot Springs Resort Golf Course, They sold the property to Duncan and Dorothy McIntosh together with other housing subdivisions, resulted in more and family in 1952, who, in 1965, subsequently turned a people settling in Radium Hot Springs on a permanent basis. rather rustic mountain retreat into a modern hotel complex Today, regardless of all the other developments, the warm overlooking the pools. Douglas and Bruce enlarged the lodge odourless mineral pool remains the star attraction at in the ‘70s and headquartered some of the first skiing and Radium Hot Springs on a year-long basis. golf package marketing along with heli-skiing in the valley. 8 • R a dium H ot Sp r i n g s Vi s i t o r G u i d e 2 0 1 3 /2 01 4


Market on Main, Radium Visitor Information Centre.

Weekly Summer Events Every Thursday ending in September

Margi in the Garden. Bring your questions, share some ideas and have a peek at what Margi is planting this year at the Elk Park Upper Ranch. Remember to wear your garden boots. Contact Karen Larsen at .

Every Tuesday ending in September

Elk Park Ranch Hiking Club. Hit the beautiful hiking trails in Elk Park Country from 1:30 to 3 p.m. To register and for information, contact Elk Park Upper Ranch.

July July 30th & 31st

Adventure Radium. Ages 5 - 7/8: 9:30 a.m. to noon. Ages 8/9 and up: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Meet at Brent’s Shack (near the skating rink/ball park). Registration forms and parent guide are available online at or at the Village Office.

August Thursday, August 1st

Friday, August 2nd

Adventure Radium. Ages 5 - 7/8: 9:30 a.m. to noon. Ages 8/9 and up: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Meet at Brent’s Shack (near the skating rink/ball park). Registration forms and parent guide are available online at or at the Village Office.

August Saturday, August 3rd

August 6th, 7th & 8th

Friday, August 9th

Music on Main. 7 to 9 p.m. Featuring Valley Forged. Sponsored by Bighorn Meadows Resort. Radium Visitor Information Centre. Adventure Radium. Ages 5 - 7/8: 9:30 a.m. to noon. Ages 8/9 and up: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Meet at Brent’s Shack (near the skating rink/ball park). Registration forms and parent guide are available online at or at the Village Office. Market on Main. 4 to 9 p.m. Radium Visitor Information Centre. Music on Main. 7 to 9 p.m. Featuring John Cronin & Friends. Sponsored by the Cedar Motel. Radium Visitor Information Centre.

Saturday, August 10th

Music on Main. 7 to 9 p.m. Featuring The Pickups. Sponsored by the Cedar Motel. Radium Visitor Information Centre.

August 13th, 14th & 15th

Adventure Radium. Ages 5 - 7/8: 9:30 a.m. to noon. Ages 8/9 and up: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Meet at Brent’s Shack (near the skating rink/ball park). Registration forms and parent guide are available online at or at the Village Office.

Market on Main. 4 to 9 p.m. Radium Visitor Information Centre. Music on Main. 7 to 9 p.m. Featuring the Dry Gulch Ramblers. Sponsored by Bighorn Meadows Resort. Radium Visitor Information Centre.

Market on Main. 4 to 9 p.m. Radium Visitor Information Centre.

Friday, August 16th

Market on Main. 4 to 9 p.m. Radium Visitor Information Centre. Music on Main. 7 to 9 p.m. Featuring Dave White. Sponsored by Mountainside Market. Radium Visitor Information Centre.

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Rockin’ on Main, Radium Visitor Information Centre.


August Saturday, August 17th

Music on Main. 7 to 9 p.m. Featuring Dewey Cheatem & Howe. Sponsored by the Horsethief Creek Pub & Eatery. Radium Visitor Information Centre.

Saturday, August 17th & Sunday, August 18th

Elk Park Ranch Farrier Competition and Mini Rodeo. For more information, contact Karen Larsen at

August 20th, 21st & 22nd

Adventure Radium. Ages 5 - 7/8: 9:30 a.m. to noon. Ages 8/9 and up: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Meet at Brent’s Shack (near the skating rink/ball park). Registration forms and parent guide are available online at or at the Village Office.

Friday, August 23rd

Saturday, August 24th

Friday, August 30th

Saturday, August 31st

Market on Main. 4 to 9 p.m. Radium Visitor Information Centre.

Friday, September 6th Saturday, September 7th

Friday, September 20th

Music on Main. 7 to 9 p.m. Featuring Smarty Pants. Sponsored by Meet on Higher Ground Coffee House. Radium Visitor Information Centre.

Music on Main. 7 to 9 p.m. Featuring Marty & Eli. Sponsored by Elk Park Ranch. Radium Visitor Information Centre.

Music on Main. 7 to 9 p.m. Featuring The Dos Equis. Sponsored by Tourism Radium. Radium Visitor Information Centre. Kootenay Savings Credit Union and the Radium Events Committee present Movie in the Park. Legends Field. Tourism Radium’s Rockin’ On Main. Market: 4 to 8 p.m. Music: 6 to 8 p.m. Featuring 60 Hertz. Sponsored by Radium Esso. Radium Visitor Information Centre. Columbia Valley Classics 24th Annual Autumn Show & Shine Registration: 7 to 9 p.m. Radium Community Hall. Columbia Valley Classics 24th Annual Autumn Car Show & Shine Pancake Breakfast. Hosted by the Radium Fire Department. 7 to 10 a.m. Radium Seniors’ Hall.

Music on Main. 7 to 9 p.m. Featuring Stacy DeCosse & Friends. Sponsored by Palliser Printing. Radium Visitor Information Centre. Market on Main. 4 to 9 p.m. Radium Visitor Information Centre.

Market on Main. 4 to 9 p.m. Radium Visitor Information Centre.

Columbia Valley Classics 24th Annual Autumn Car Show 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Springs Driving Range, Radium. Saturday, September 21st

Columbia Valley Classics 24th Annual Autumn Car Show Cruise to Invermere. 4 p.m. Main Street, Radium.

Market on Main. 4 to 9 p.m. Radium Visitor Information Centre.

Tourism Radium’s Rockin’ on Main. Market opens at noon. Entertainment begins at 2:30 p.m. featuring Marty & Eli. Featuring L8 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Bighorn Souvenirs & Gifts. Radium Visitor Information Centre.

Music on Main. 7 to 9 p.m. Featuring The O’Sullivan Band. Sponsored by Scott Sauermann Royal LaPage/Rockies West Reality. Radium Visitor Information Centre.

Elk Park Upper Ranch Country Harvest Festival. 11 to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Karen Larsen at tklarsen1@

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Radium Days, Radium Hot Springs.

December December TBA Wednesday, December 25th Tuesday, December 31st

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train. For more information, visit 2nd Annual Radium Feastival: A Village Christmas. At the LaCabina Ristorante in the Best Western Prestige Inn Radium Hot Springs. Radium Hot Springs New Year’s Eve & 23rd Birthday Celebration. 3 to 6 p.m. at Brent’s Shack. Fireworks at 6:30 p.m. at the Springs Driving Range.

Winter 2014 February


Spring 2014 May

Market and Music on Main. Summer Kickoff Party.


Radium Days.

June 27th & 28th

Music and Market on Main. Summer season begins.

Tourism Radium Holiday Market, Radium Hot Springs.

September Saturday, September 28th

Headbanger Trail Challenge.

October Saturday, October 26th

Radium Events Committee’s 3rd Annual Halloween Howler. Elk Park Upper Ranch.

November Saturday & Sunday, November 23rd & 24th

Elk Park Country Christmas Bazaar Elk Park Upper Ranch. For more information, contact Karen Larsen at

Saturday, November 30th

Tourism Radium’s 2nd Annual Holiday Market/Photos with Santa/Community Light up. Contact Kara at 250-347-9331. R adium Ho t Spr ings Visito r Guide 2 0 1 3 /2 0 14 • 11

The Springs 25th Anniversary 1988 – 2013

The 17th green at The Springs in Radium.

The Springs Golf Course is located on the plateau along the western edge of the Village of Radium Hot Springs. Both the golf course and clubhouse offer breathtaking views of the Columbia River wetlands and the Rocky and Purcell mountain ranges, and the opportunity for wildlife sightings — particularly the eagles soaring high above and the mountain sheep grazing along the golf course edges. As well as offering a scenic golf setting, this sheltered location allows for an extensive golf season beginning in March and continuing through into October. Construction of the golf course began in 1987 under the direction of Les Furber, a well-known Canadian golf course architect who was highly influenced by the renowned course designer, Robert Trent Jones. In the beginning, the most was made of the spectacular terrain, setting up each hole to offer both extraordinary golf shots and beautiful views. To this day, the Springs maintains a “strong balance between playability and challenge; playable but not penal, challenging but not intimidating.” The golf course opened in early summer of 1988 under the name of The Springs Golf and Country Club and today is simply called The Springs. The Springs is consistently ranked as one of the top public golf courses to play in British Columbia and is situated at the beginning of the Columbia Valley Golf Trail, which boasts nine excellent golf courses within a 35-minute radius. Enjoy the Springs in a relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere with attentive service, a well-stocked golf shop and one of the best practice facilities in Western Canada. The three CPGA/LPGA certified golf professionals are available to provide golf instruction for new and experienced golfers alike. Private and group clinics are offered throughout the season. The course yardage is 5,163 from the forward tees to 6,767 12 • R a dium H o t S p r i n g s Vi s i t o r G u i d e 2 0 1 3 /20 1 4

from the tips and plays to a par 72. The large, undulating greens are excellent putting surfaces, making the Springs a golf course you will want to return to time and again! In addition to offering memberships at the Springs, the course welcomes public play. Tee times booked at 10-minute intervals allow golfers to experience a fluid golf round with minimal delays — just time enough to enjoy one of the best hot dogs and a beverage at the halfway house. The Springs is managed under the Radium Resort Limited Partnership umbrella along with the Resort golf course, hotel and banquet facilities just five minutes south of the Village of Radium Hot Springs on Highway 93/95. The Resort course was established in 1957 as one of the first golf courses in the Columbia Valley. Under the direction of another well-known Canadian golf course architect and Radium Resort President Bill Newis, the Resort course is currently undergoing a master re-development plan and, in the summer of 2012, opened the first phase with three new golf holes. These new golf holes brought the Resort course up to a yardage of 6,071 and a par 71. Golfers enjoy unforgettable mountain vistas and spectacular elevation changes on the Resort course as their shots are captured against the Rocky Mountains backdrop. The Radium Resort hotel facilities with a swimming pool, fitness centre and spa are located right on the golf course with each balcony having a view of the enchanting beauty of this mountain golf course setting. Many Radium Resort hotel guests welcome the shuttle service between the Springs and the Resort courses — two completely different golf course experiences with the same great service. For more information, visit the website at RadiumResort. com. For golf packages, lessons, family reunions, weddings and corporate events, call Radium Resort at 1-800-667-6444 or 250-345-9311. Email

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Lodgings in Radium

Best Western Plus Prestige Inn Radium Hot Springs

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$$$ 118





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are just a few minutes drive from the village centre. The village itself offers a charming selection of amenities, from mini golf and gas stations to a convenient grocery store and weekend outdoor market. A number of patio restaurants to choose from as well as a gelati bar and an old fashioned candy shop, make Radium the perfect place for a relaxing stroll after you’ve settled into your accommodation. With more than 3,000 rooms and sites to choose from, Radium caters to everyone who wants to stay to enjoy the local attractions and soak in a little “peace.” Whether you’re here for a family vacation, a business visit, or a romantic getaway just for two, you can count on the warmest hospitality and a great place to stay.


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Radium Hot Springs is a weary traveller’s delight. If you want to sink into the lap of luxury, or relax in a rustic retreat, or get comfortable in a convenient roadside motel, you can find that experience here. Our range of accommodations will meet your every need. We have full-service campgrounds and RV Parks for those who want to spend as much time outdoors as possible, family-run motels and bed and breakfasts for the budget conscious, and luxury resort suites and private alpine chalets for those seeking something more luxurious. No matter where you stay, you won’t find yourself far from the heart of Radium Hot Springs. The famous mineral hot springs tucked inside the western entrance of Kootenay National Park

Cabins & Condos Bighorn Meadows Resort 250-347-2323 877-344-2323

Cobblestone Creek Cottage 403-700-7700 888-711-3722

Radium Holidays


Radium Resort

250-347-9311 800-667-6444

Radium Vacation Condo 780-619-3600

Radium Valley Vacation Resort

250-347-9715 800-663-9906


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Cabins & Condos Sunrise Chalet


Hostels Misty River Lodge Hostel 250-347-9912

Hotels & Motels Alpen Motel

250-347-9823 888-788-3891

Apple Tree Inn

250-347-0011 800-350-1511

Best Western Plus Prestige 250-347-2300 877-737-8443

Big Horn Motel




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5022 Hwy 93, Radium Hot Springs, B.C., V0A 1M0 Tel: 250-347-9823 • Email: • Web:

FREE Mineral Hot Pool Passes

With recently enhanced guest rooms and superb amenities, we offer a memorable PLUS comfortable stay. Located on a quiet street and close to many outdoor activities, including golf, nature walks and playgrounds. Perfect for Families, Seniors and Golf Lovers. We have a range of rooms to meet all your needs from, Family suites to Disabled suites to Romantic Suites. Uncompromising Cleanliness and Friendly Hospitality is our Speciality!

4873 Stanley St. Radium Hot Springs, BC Canada V0A 1M0 Phone: 1·800·858·1155 Toll free or

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7493 Main St. West, Radium Hot Springs, BC 250.347.2300 •


Cedar Motel

250-347-9463 866-458-0918

Chalet Europe

250-347-9305 888-428-9998

Crescent Motel

250-347-9570 888-295-8822

Crystal Springs Motel

250-347-9759 800-347-9759

Gables Motel

250-347-9866 877-387-7007

Gateway Motel

250-347-9655 800-838-4238

Lido Motel

250-347-9533 877-347-9533


Motel Bavaria

250-347-9915 888-749-1119


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Hotels & Motels Motel Tyrol

250-347-9402 888-881-1188

Mountain Springs Motel

250-347-9654 877-800-8822

Radium Park Inn

250-347-9582 800-858-1155

Radium Resort

250-347-9311 800-667-6444

Rocky Mountain Springs Lodge 250-347-9548 877-457-1117

Village Country Inn

250-347-9392 877-466-4680

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Radium Hot Springs


7557 Canyon Avenue Radium Hot Springs Phone: (250) 347-9392 Toll Free: (877) 466-4680

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A charming and elegant Victorian Style Country Inn Offering warm, cozy rooms for quiet romantic getaways. The 2-storey Inn has earned a Three Diamond rating from AAA. Located in the heart of the Village of Radium Hot Springs, each air-conditioned room offers a large queen or king-sized bed with private baths, TV, and wireless internet service. Special Get-A-Way packages are available and include a hot breakfast in the morning beside the stone fireplace located in the grand Tea Room. Stay for a revitalizing retreat or extend your stay to enjoy exploring all that the Columbia Valley has to offer. Finish your day at the famous Radium Hot Springs pool.


Approved Lodging

We have a total of 20 rooms available for booking 8 rooms are equiped with kitchenettes 12 assorted single/double rooms are also available. ©Parks Canada/A. Dibb

Travel safely in bear country

Rates start at $65 CDN per night Please call 250-347-9111 for details and reservations. •

The Canadian Rocky Mountains are home to both grizzly and black bears. Bears need access to good quality habitat, a safe place to raise their young and freedom to move through large home ranges with as few obstacles and human disturbances as possible to survive. You can run into a bear anywhere, be it on a busy trail close to town or in the remote backcountry. Bears generally prefer to avoid people, however, encounters between bears and people do occur. Knowing how to avoid an encounter with a bear is the best way to enjoy the outdoors safely:

Prepare Carry bear spray and know how to handle an encounter.

Be aware Look ahead and watch for tracks, droppings, and diggings.

Let bears know you’re there Travel in a group and make noise. For more information about hiking in bear country, speak the Parks Canada staff at the Kootenay National Park Visitor Centre or visit

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Radium’s Longest Serving Accommodators

Here at the Cedar Motel in Radium Hot Springs we offer comfortable, newly renovated 1 and 2 bedroom units, some with kitchenettes. • Newly renovated in 2012 • Air Conditioned • Kitchenettes • New 32” HDTV sets • Cable TV

• Wireless Internet • Sundeck with Barbeques • In room coffee • Seniors Discount

Ph: 250.347.9463 · 7593 Main Street West · P.O. Box 157 Radium Hot Springs · BC · V0A 1M0 · Canada

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Canyon RV Resort

Radium • 250-347-9564



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Canyon RV Resort in Radium Hot Springs.

Radium Valley Vacation Resort Highway 95 in North Radium 250-347-9715

Kootenay National Park Campgrounds (Park pass required)


Radium (Park pass required) 250-347-9505 877-737-3783

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Our Vacation Homes offer all the conveniences of a home away from home for the week and are open year round. Our RV Sites are full service with covered cabanas, gas BBQ, cable TV and wireless internet. The RV season runs April-October and we do offer camping with power only service in the winter season.

A beautiful Recreation Centre with indoor pool & hot tub, change rooms, exercise room, racquetball court, adult & family TV lounges, library, games room and vending machines. Our outdoor pool & snack bar are open seasonally. Come and create vacation memories with RVVR today that you can enjoy year after year!

Conveniently located 1km North of the Radium 4-way stop

Ph: 250-347-9715 ·

A family-run campground for generations, catering to families and seniors looking for a quiet and carefully maintained park. Box 279, 5012 Sinclair Creek Road Radium Hot Springs, B.C. Canada V0A 1M0 (250) 347-9564

A private little valley right in town. A clear blue stream running through. The Rocky Mountains out the front. The Purcells out the back. Big old trees, huge lawns and lots of flowers. Grassy tent sites & deluxe RV pads. Fully serviced bathrooms, laundry, playgrounds. Hot springs, hiking and too much golf nearby. Banff and Lake Louise around the corner. Attractively maintained and attractively priced. Reservations welcome.


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Old Salzburg Restaurant, Radium Hot Springs

Radium Hot Springs is not only the gateway to the Columbia Valley and its incredible scenery, it’s the gateway to an unbeatable dining experience that is sure to tantalize every one of your tastebuds. Whether you are seeking a casual venue in which to relax after a long day in the outdoors, or a quick meal to takeaway, or exquisite cuisine prepared by world class chefs, you won’t be disappointed. Every aspect of eating out is offered and wherever you go, you’ll find diverse menus, hearty portions and gracious staff eager to please. Cozy cafés offer delicious coffee and baked treats, and local bistros are perfect for family friendly meals on the go. Many have outdoor eating areas where you can soak up the sun and

scenery in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Most of the local restaurants are family owned and operated, and feature locally grown ingredients, as well as gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan and organic options. Adults will enjoy the valley’s choice of pubs, complete with flat screen TVs, large outdoor patios, locally-brewed Arrowhead Brewing Company beer and live music. For stunning views and a memorable meal, head to any one of the resort restaurants for top quality food and second-to-none service with a smile. As for dress code, don’t worry. Relaxed mountain casual is the norm, but if you want to dazzle, you won’t be out of place if dressed to the nines.


and Tapas!

Intimate, casual setting

Over 100 wines, many by the glass Specialty beers & other spirits Cheeses, tapas & unique desserts 4873 St. Mary’s Street • RadIuM HOt SpRIngS

250 341 5938 • Open tuesday to Saturday, 4 to 10 pm Extended summer hours

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• Casual dining • Licensed • Warm and friendly atmosphere • Patio dining

Open 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. summer Call for winter hours

4935 Highway 93/95 , Radium Hot Springs • 250-347-9848

Black Forest Steak and Schnitzel Haus Invermere • 250-342-9417

CasaVino Wine Bar

Radium • 250-341-5938

Citadella Restaurant

Radium • 250-347-9548


Carrington’s Lounge∙Bar

Finest Italian Cuisine

Family Restaurant Authentic Italian & Canadian, Steak, Chicken, Pasta & Pizza Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily Specials ∙ Fully Licensed Patio ∙ Take-out ∙ Private Functions

Best Western Prestige Inn Radium Hot Springs tel: 250-347-2340 • fax: 250-347-2342 Box 53 • Radium Hot Springs • BC • V0A 1M0

Eagle Ranch

Invermere • 250-342-0562

Fire’D UP Breakfast and Burgers (formerly known as the Melting Pot) Radium • 250-347-9848

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Radium • 250-347-0047

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250-347-9392 • 7557 Canyon Ave., Radium Hot Springs Located 1 block west of Main St., across from the playground, in the Village Country Inn.

Radium • 250-347-6400

La Cabina

Best Western Prestige Inn Radium Hot Springs Radium • 250-347-2340

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Old Salzburg

Radium • 250-347-6553

Radium • 250-347-2701

Radium and Invermere • 250-688-1527

Selkirk Dining Room

Radium Resort • 250-347-6268

The Springs

Springs Golf Course, Radium • 250-347-6205

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The outdoor patio at the CasaVino Wine Bar in Radium Hot Springs is the perfect place to relax on a hot summer’s day and take in the mountain views. Over 100 wines in the cellar can be paired with a delightful variety of cheeses, charcuteries, olives, tapas and homemade desserts.

Mini Golf in Radium!

Affordable Family Fun! Fresh B.C. Produce, Fresh Baked Bread, Deli-Made Foods, and Alberta Beef cut in-store. We’re Open 7 Days a Week 8 am - 9 pm Sun – Thurs 8 am - 10 pm Fri and Sat

7546 Main Street East · Radium Hot Springs BC · V0A 1M0 · (250) 347-9600

We are beside the Old Salzburg Restaurant, Hwy 93, Radium Same building as Safta’s Kitchen!

Open until Midnight July & August!

Come visit us in downtown Invermere as well! R adium Ho t Spr ings Visito r Guide 2 0 1 3 /2 0 14 • 23


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The Old Salzburg Restaurant in Radium Hot Springs offers a warm and cozy atmosphere, and a wonderful Austrian-style fine dining experience.

“For the love of fine food”


Helna’s Stube Casual Gourmet Dining • Authentic Austrian Cuisine

• Authentic Austrian cuisine • Indoor elegance • Ever-changing variety of culinary delights • Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes • Extensive wine menu • Outdoor patio

Radium Hot Springs, B.C. • Ph: 250-347-0047 • • Summer Hours Tuesday – Sunday

Winter Hours Tuesday - Saturday

5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Breakfast, lunch & dinner • FREE WI-FI

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Fireweed along Floe Lake Trail in Kootenay National Park.

Kootenay National Park Easy access to the outdoor wonders of Kootenay National Park is one of the highlights of spending time in Radium Hot Springs. Established in 1920 around plans for the BanffWindermere Highway (today Highway 93 South), Kootenay National Park has an extremely diverse ecology, climate and geography. Glacier-clad peaks line the continental divide in the north, while the southern semi-arid grasslands provide a warm, dry home for prickly pear cactus and bighorn sheep. Alongside Jasper, Yoho and Banff National Parks, and Mount Robson, Hamber and Mount Assiniboine Provincial Parks, Kootenay is part of the 20,000-km² Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kootenay National Park boasts a variety of picnic sites, hiking trails, breathtaking viewpoints, hidden backcountry treasures and three seasonal campgrounds. During the summer, Parks Canada interpreters lead guided hikes and offer hands-on learning programs.

Kootenay’s wildlife includes bighorn sheep, moose, bears, coyotes and numerous bird species. Wildlife often grazes and travels alongside roadways. Be alert and pull well off the highway when stopping to view wildlife. Remember to view from a distance — it is illegal to approach, feed or harass wildlife. A daily or annual pass is required when stopping in the Mountain National Parks. All of the money collected goes towards park improvements, trail maintenance, interpretation and information services. Camping requires separate permits. A National Parks fishing licence is required for all anglers. For more information about visiting Kootenay National Park, please visit Park entry passes and fishing permits can be purchased from the park entry gate and the Kootenay National Park Visitor Centre. R adium Ho t Spr ings Visito r Guide 2 0 1 3 /2 0 14 • 25

Invermere Panorama Destination Marketing Organization Just 14 kilometres south of Radium Hot Springs is the stunning lakeside community of Invermere on the Lake framed by some of the best natural beauty in the Kootenays — the Rockies to the east and Purcell Mountains to the west. Another 18 kilometres up from Invermere, along a winding, scenic country road, is the world-class Panorama Mountain Village ski resort. Both destinations provide a wealth of year-round activities for all ages and inclinations. A typical summer afternoon can range from participating in an art workshop in Invermere’s quaint downtown to 18 holes on one of the Columbia Valley’s many world-class golf courses. Water-lovers can rent canoes, kayaks or paddle boards, or catch a guided trip down the Columbia River from Invermere to Radium. From horseback riding to whitewater rafting, quad tours to hiking and sightseeing by chair lift at Panorama, there truly is something for everyone. “It’s really a special place for families and people just looking to get away from it all to relax and reconnect!” says Ken Wilder, Executive Director at Invermere Panorama Destination Marketing Organization. “With so many activities, there’s enough to keep everyone busy.” Summers in Invermere and Panorama also feature worldclass events such as the Branch Out Bike Tour fundraiser from Panorama to Invermere, the Grizzly Ultra Marathon & Relay at Panorama Mountain Village, as well as the annual Loop the Lake running race and Summerlude Festival, which features a variety of events including Bull Riding in the Rockies and free pancake breakfast in

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downtown Invermere. Don’t miss the weekly Invermere Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the village stroll with shops, cafes and galleries on Invermere’s vibrant main street. There are many excellent visitor accommodation options at both locales. On the lake at Invermere, Lake Windermere Point offers stunning lake views, or rent a condo or cabin with High Country Properties Vacation Rentals or at one of the many vacation properties within reach. Great options include the new Copper Point Resort at the edge of town or the Best Western right on 7th Avenue. At Panorama Mountain Village, which offers family, golfing and mountain bike packages, a wide range of choices is also available, from ski chalets and lodges to hotels and condo rentals.    From pubs and cafés to fine dining, the culinary scene in Invermere and at the mountain is also noteworthy. Check out Strand’s Old House Restaurant or live music at Angus McToogles, or maybe at the Mile One Hut at the top of the Mile One quad chairlift at Panorama. In the winter, Panorama Mountain Village boasts one of largest vertical drops in North America along with free shuttles to and from Invermere all winter long. And don’t miss the chance to experience the signature Whiteway — groomed ice skating trails and nordic tracks around the frozen waters of Lake Windermere. For more information on Invermere on the Lake or Panorama Mountain Village, please visit www. 

Bighorn Meadows Resort Bigger, better & closer You’ll find what you’re seeking and more at Bighorn Meadows Resort in Radium Hot Springs. This awardwinning, five-star, year-round resort is located just 2.5 hours west of Calgary, surrounded on three sides by the iconic Springs Golf Course and just a short stroll from downtown Radium Hot Springs’ shops and restaurants. “Bighorn Meadows is bigger, better and closer than our competitors,” says Katie Wallace, Director of Sales and Marketing for True Key Hotels & Resorts, the Radium-based resort management business that operates Bighorn Meadows Resort. “We offer luxury, space, comfort and quality at a competitive rate. Our fully-equipped vacation homes have everything you’ll need for a relaxing getaway, corporate retreat or a fun-filled family vacation. We’re located close to local amenities, but still secluded and only a short drive to any number of outdoor activities.” Bighorn Meadows Resort’s accommodations are fully appointed with plenty of space for families, couples or friends travelling together. Each spacious, professionally decorated one-, two- and three-bedroom condominium comes complete with high end fixtures, furnishings and finishings such as granite countertops, tile flooring, cozy fireplaces, barbecues, flat panel TVs, washers and dryers, and gorgeous views. Owners and guests enjoy amenities including a DVD library, books and games, an outdoor heated pool and hot tub, a children’s playground and plenty of outdoor space. Vacationers can take advantage of all the area has to offer with fantastic deals available through the resort including golf, ski and adventure getaways, and hot spring packages.

Our resort’s guest services team can customize any vacation or retreat by arranging specific activities for you in advance (such as golf tee times or tours), stock your fridge before you arrive, or bring you a bottle of wine, chocolates and flowers for a romantic evening in. The resort enjoys a strong reputation among outdoor enthusiasts, winning the Gold Award for Favourite Resort or Motel in B.C. from SnoRiders Magazine. Other accolades include four Columbia Valley Business Excellence Awards and the 2013 Certificate of Excellence award from TripAdvisor. “The Village of Radium Hot Springs is proud to have Bighorn Meadows Resort as a business in the community,” says Mayor Dee Conklin. “Bighorn Meadows Resort compliments our vision by providing luxury accommodations in a unique mountain setting. Their friendly staff and spacious vacation homes on the Radium Springs Golf Course create vacation experiences that truly bring our slogan of ‘The Mountains Shall Bring Peace to the People’ to life.” Bighorn Meadows Resort has completed nine out of twelve phases. The resort features fractional and whole ownership real estate opportunities that provide worry-free vacation experiences for owners. Plan the perfect retreat at Bighorn Meadows Resort and you may find yourself staying for a lifetime! Bighorns Meadows Resort #10 Bighorn Boulevard, Radium Hot Springs 1-877-344-2323 • R adium Ho t Spr ings Visito r Guide 2 0 1 3 /2 0 14 • 27

Radium Hot Springs Mineral Pools A highlight of visiting Kootenay National Park is the Radium Hot Springs pools. Located at the base of a dramatic rock wall in Sinclair Canyon, these hot springs have been refreshing travellers for thousands of years. Long before the arrival of European settlers, First Nations peoples came to soak in these warm waters. The hot springs were purchased in 1890, by an Englishman of the name Roland Stuart. Almost 25 years later, an analysis of the springs’ water found harmless traces of radon — a product of radium decomposition that gave the hot springs their name. In 1922, with construction on the Banff-Windermere Highway nearing completion as part of Kootenay National Park’s establishment, the hot springs were expropriated and made part of Canada’s tenth National Park. The decades that followed brought an

increase in tourism, the construction of a new 25-metre long cool pool, and numerous facility upgrades. Today, Radium Hot Springs is Canada’s largest hot springs facility. The pools offer visitors a full National Park experience like no other: spectacular canyon views, wildlife viewing opportunities, hiking, picnicking and strolling. The odourless hot springs let visitors bask in soothing mineral waters or enjoy wellness treatments at the facility’s day spa, Pleiades Massage and Spa. The spa features natural lighting in the treatments rooms, a steam room and plunge pool. More information about the Radium Hot Springs pools is available at www. or by calling 1-800-7671611. For appointments at Pleiades Massage and Spa, please call 1-866238-2923.

Radium Esso Located on Main Street in downtown, the Radium Hot Springs Esso is Your Destination Service Station and Greyhound Bus Depot open seven days a week. • Service Bays Open 7 Days a Week • CAA Approved Automotive • Repair • Greyhound Bus Depot • Convience Store 28 • R a dium H o t S p r i n g s Vi s i t o r G u i d e 2 0 1 3 /20 1 4

• Gas • Propane • Diesel • Tires • Batteries

Phone: 250-347-9726 7507 Main St W · Radium Hot Springs · BC · V0A 1M0

Photo by Mike and Andrea Meadus

The Juniper Trail in Kootenay National Park is an easy stroll that delivers outstanding views., and is one of the more popular hikes in the Radium Hot Springs area.

Hiking around Radium Radium Hot Springs and the surrounding area’s diverse geographical features create some exceptional hiking and opportunities. With everything from dry, rolling grasslands to glacier-fed lakes and everything in between, it doesn’t matter if you are just starting out or an experienced backcountry enthusiast. The area has trails and trips that fit any skill level. The Radium Hot Springs area is a mecca for hiking and backcountry trips. Your options are unlimited and many access points leaving right from town. Popular, short day hikes near Radium include the Old Coach Trail, Juniper Trail in Kootenay National Park (KNP) together with the Redstreak Campground Trail (KNP) and the Radium Village Sinclair Creek Trail. Remember you are responsible for your own safety: • Before heading out, make sure you check ahead with a visitor experience counsellor at the Visitor Centre for maps, road access information, directions, hike details and trail conditions. Please remember a park pass is required to cycle or hike in Kootenay National Park. Be prepared for all weather conditions as the weather in the mountains can change quickly. Pack adequate food, water and clothing for the hike you have selected. Carry a first aid kit and be prepared for emergencies. Be bear aware — carry bear spray and know how to use it! Travel with a friend or in a group, choose a trail that is suitable for the least experienced member of your party, and tell someone where you are going and when you are planning to return. Sinclair Creek Trail (Radium): A short 3.5 kilometreround trip walk starting from the north end of Radium following Sinclair Creek. Access: The trailhead can be accessed through Rotary Park (across from the Prestige Hotel) or by travelling down Foresters Landing Road, turning right at the three-way junction near the mill, then staying left at the fork to reach the trailhead and picnic area. Old Coach Trail (Radium to Dry Gulch): A 9-kilometre (one-way) trail with moderate elevation gain perfect for

walking or mountain biking. The trail winds along the Columbia River and offers great views of the wetlands and Columbia Valley. An interpretive trail guide is available. Access: By parking at the Radium Visitor Information Centre, cross to the west side of Highway 93/95 and walk down Main Street West to the corner of Edelweiss Street. From Dry Gulch, turn west off Highway 93/95, opposite Eacrett Road, and park beside the south trailhead kiosk. Juniper Trail (KNP): A short 3.2-kilometre trail that starts at the hot pools and offers a spectacular view of Radium and the surrounding mountains from the top of Sinclair Canyon. Access: Parking at the hot pools parking lot, take the old access road to Radium Lodge and trailhead is on the left. Redstreak Campground Trail (KNP): The opposite side of the Juniper Trail. The trail meanders back from the hot pools to Redstreak Campground with a quick stop at the Place of Silence Peace Park. Access: From the hot pools upper deck by the bathrooms.

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Friends of Kootenay National Park

Junior Naturalist Program ( Radium • 250-347-6525

Gerry’s Gelati

Radium • • 250-342-2468

Glacier Raft Company

Radium • • 250-344-6521

Incredible Mountain Tours

Edgewater • • 250-347-9017

Kootenay River Runners

Radium • • 250-347-9210

Luxor Corrals at Spur Valley Nipika Mountain Resort

Settlers Road • • 250-342-6516 Panorama • • 250-342-5047

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Bare Hands Day Spa Prestige Inn, Radium 250-347-2121

Pleiades Massage and Spa Radium Hot Springs Mineral Pools 250-347-2100

Rising Sun Massage and Spa

Spa & Wellness

Spur Valley • • 250-688-0280

Toby Creek Adventures

Whitewater rafting

Wildlife/nature tours

Snowmobile rentals


Mountain biking/tours

Canoe/kayak trips

ATV tours



Kids activities

4825 Luxor Station Road Radium • 250-347-6500


Spur Valley Golf Resort


Horseback riding


Mini golf

5585 Highway 95 Edgewater • 250-347-6502

Cross-country ski

Edgewater Hilltop Par 3

Radium Resort Golf Course 250-341-5668

We’ll soothe the needs of your body, mind and spirit with our healing hands. Head-to-toe treatments for men and women — ideal for all life’s ages and stages. All services include use of robe, sandals, aromatherapy steam room, de-chlorinated “living water” for drinking, showering, various treatments, and an environment enhanced by wellness air technology.

Massage, facials, pedicures, reflexology, spa treatments, public welcome, full spa facilities.

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Area Recreation & Relaxation

7565 Columbia Avenue Radium 250-347-6200 800-667-6444

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The Springs Course at Radium Resort

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Lessons available


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Columbia Valley Golf Trail

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The Columbia Valley Golf Trail (CVGT) is a golfer’s paradise. With nine 18-hole golf courses within 35 minutes drive time of each other — three of which are ranked in the top 100 in Canada (ScoreGolf, 2012) — and with each course uniquely different than the last, it is easy to see why golf is a major attraction in the Columbia Valley. Located within the Village of Radium Hot Springs are two of the CVGT courses: The Springs at Radium, and Radium Resort. Both courses are owned and operated by Radium Resort Limited Partnership and offer golfers the best of mountain and valley golf with outstanding views and challenging play. The Springs at Radium has earned its reputation as one of Canada’s premier golf destinations and is consistently ranked as one of B.C.’s top courses. Playing The Springs course will put you in touch with local wildlife as the course is a part-time home to the local bighorn sheep and deer populations. Along many of the course’s holes, you will find dramatic views of the Columbia River wetlands, the Purcell Mountains, and hoodoo cliffs made of sand and silt. 2013 marks The Springs’ 25th Anniversary. Radium Resort is cut out of an alpine forest and features tight, tree-lined fairways, undulating greens, dramatic elevation changes and is a Columbia Valley favourite since 1957. With jaw-dropping vistas and spectacular elevation changes combined with playability, it’s easy to see why

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the oldest course in the valley has withstood the test of time. With a number of exciting changes now completed, including three brand new holes on the back nine, the captivating Resort Course is perfectly positioned to satisfy golfers for another fifty years. Put the entire Columbia Valley Golf Trail to your test: Eagle Ranch Resort golf course features open fairways and 360-degree views of the valley, and is perched along ancient bluffs overlooking the Columbia River. This course ranks #97 in Canada (ScoreGolf, 2012). Greywolf Golf is located in a spectacular alpine setting at Panorama Mountain Village. It’s recognized by Golf Digest as one of the Top-100 Courses in the World Outside of the United States and ranks #22 in Canada (ScoreGolf, 2012). Copper Point – The Point, one of the newest championship courses in the Kootenay Rockies, harkens back to another era. The course is a natural, lay-of-the-land route with numerous classic elements. The architectural merit of this design warrants play on its own. Copper Point – The Ridge, the innovative design features full length Par 3 and Par 4 holes that maintain the perfect blend of playability and challenge. The course wraps around the spectacular new Copper Point Resort, offering magnificent views in every direction – including Mt. Nelson an iconic peak in the Purcell Mountain range. Windermere Valley exudes those rare elements of total relaxation and unpretentious golf in a first-rate setting. A walkable and open pastoral setting makes Windermere Valley a popular course for the whole family. Mountainside at Fairmont Hot Springs is pressed against the sunny, west-facing slopes of the Rockies with velvety fairways, views of Columbia Lake and a host of riveting holes that will test every club in your bag. Riverside at Fairmont Hot Springs, set along the mighty Columbia River, “a river runs through it” truly describes this spectacular contemporarily designed course, which is laced with memorable golf holes that showcase the striking nature of this property. The game of golf brings thousands of visitors to the Columbia Valley each year. The golf season starts around the end of March and goes until the end of October (course dependent). The courses themselves offer rugged mountain play to open pastoral settings, and with the challenge of roughly hewn bunkers, wildlife, hills and ravines, you’re sure to find your favorite course here. Plus, how about golfing and skiing in the same day? It happens here. Between the golf courses you are sure to discover warm water lakes, beautiful beaches, hot springs, adventure and a great golf vacation!

Panorama Mountain Village… Invermere on the Lake… quaint

town, relaxed and authentic with shops, great restaurants, cafés, galleries, historical sites, museum, working art studios, beaches, rafting, kayaking, guided canoe adventures and more…

hike, bike, golf, or just take it easy by the pool. Exceptional Value lodging and family packages including Kids Camp! Experience… Mile One scenic chair rides, downhill mountain biking, Greywolf Golf Course, rafting, ATV’s, Springs Pools, waterslide, restaurants and more…

“see us -ski us - skate us, in winter too!”

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Come and see all the new antiques, arts and crafts. Farm-fresh eggs, baking and our fresh produce from Margi’s garden.

Now open for the season. Every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Toby Creek Adventures

Elk Park Country Market “Old Eaton House”

A summer in the Columbia Valley is not complete without an ATV tour with Toby Creek Adventures, conveniently located at Panorama Mountain Village.

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Proud supporters of Tourism Radium Hot Springs PO Box 370 • Phone 250-347-9263 • Fax 250-347-9096

Located at 7493 Main St. West · Radium · in the Prestige Inn Phone: 250-347-2121 · Website:

Put the trail to your test Golf 9 Courses between radium hot springs and Fairmont hot springs – just 35 minutes apart!

GOLF TRAIL FeaTurinG 3 oF Canada’s Courses

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F/P Radium Resort Fresh New Design

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Now par 71 with 3 new holes & 4 sets of tees playing from 5,255 to 6,071 yards.

Proud Host of the 2013 BC Amateur Golf Championship




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an incredible selection of spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom vacation homes spread over 10 acres with outdoor pools, playground and beautifully landscaped paths.

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Bighorn Meadows Resort is a gorgeous 2 1/2 hour drive from Calgary, Alberta, closer than any other resort in the Columbia Valley. Be here sooner!

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Online edition of the Radium Hot Springs magazine for 2013.