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W i n dermere Valle y Vacation Destinations M agazine

2010-2011


Photo Š Dani Tschudin, Visual Exposures

F e at u r e s Welcome to the Village of Radium Hot Springs & area . . 3 Four Seasons of Fun and Adventure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 A Few Facts About Radium Hot Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Relax at a Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Golf in the Windermere Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Associate Publisher Sally Waddington

Sales

Dave Sutherland

Fabulous Food and Fun Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Treats and Treasures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Columbia Valley Classics Show and Shine . . . . . . . . . . . . Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Village of Radium Hot Springs Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Country Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Graphic Design Zephyr Rawbon Shawn Wernig

Editorial

Sandra Kelly

The Radium Hot Springs Magazine is published annually and is a joint project of Abel Creek/Misko Publishing Inc. and the Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce. 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. Abel Creek also publishes the weekly community newspaper, The Columbia Valley Pioneer.

Box 868, #8 ,1008 – 8th Avenue, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 Phone: 250-341-6299 www.columbiavalleypioneer.com upioneer@telus.net

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The Radium Hot Springs Pools are an oasis from the winter cold.

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Welcome to Radium… from the Chamber of Commerce

Radium is a resort community with a vibrant mix of yearround residents, seasonal home owners, business owners, permanent and seasonal employees, and of course visitors from all parts of the world. Many folks return to Radium year after year. We sincerely appreciate their patronage. For our part, we strive to provide all the goods and services that visitors need to have a wonderful time here: comfortable accommodations, a variety of restaurants to suit any desire, fun shopping, convenient services, and of course plenty of things to see and do. Radium is best known for its mineral hot pools, but we also have beautiful golf courses, groomed hiking and

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cross-country ski trails, lakes and rivers where the fish are bountiful, and all sorts of fun activities for children. The friendly staff at our Visitor Centre on Main Street East has the full list of possibilities, along with tips on how to play safely in this mountainous region. If you’re scouting for business opportunities, look no further; Radium is poised to grow. If you’re looking for real estate, be sure to consult with an area realtor. Buyers are finding a wide range of choices, and a local expert will help you to find the right property, quickly. Whatever your reason for being in Radium, we hope your stay is memorable and that we’ll see you again next year. Douglas D. McIntosh, President Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to Radium… from the Village

n behalf of the Village Council and administration, I am pleased to welcome you to Radium Hot Springs.

Radium is a community of citizens who take tremendous pride in their village while striving to never take its beautiful backdrop for granted. Seeing this amazing place through the eyes of visitors is a daily reminder of just how blessed we are. If this is your first visit to Radium, take advantage of everything our village has to offer: the mineral hot pools for which we’re widely known; our scenic golf courses and fine shops and restaurants; the many outdoor events made possible by our temperate climate; and of course all the recreational activities this area offers.

For travel and tourist information, contact: Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce

We have a long tradition of hosting visitors, and so you can expect wonderful hospitality. Oh, and don’t be surprised to see Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep strolling down our streets with casual confidence. If your travels take you south on Highway 93/95, be sure to stop at the scenic lookout just south of Radium. Many visitors tell us that this view of the Purcell Mountains and the Columbia Valley Wetlands is the most breathtaking vista they’ve ever seen. Relax, enjoy yourself, and be sure to come back. Mayor Dee Conklin Village of Radium Hot Springs

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n behalf of the Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, I take great pleasure in welcoming you to our scenic village.

Golf courses abound in this Rocky Mountain paradise.

7556 Main Street East • PO Box 225 Radium Hot Springs, B.C. V0A 1M0 Canada Phone: 250-347-9331 • Toll Free: 1-888-347-9331 www.RadiumHotSprings.com info@RadiumHotSprings.com

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Photos far left and far right © Dani Tschudin, Visual Exposures

Four Seasons of Fun and Adventure

Radium Hot Springs is the gateway to all the fun and adventure the Windermere Valley has to offer. For details, drop by the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Centre at 7556 Main Street East. Call 250-347-9331 locally, or call toll-free at 1-888-347-9331. Visit www.radiumhotsprings.com.

Beaches and Parks

Camping

Enjoy a picnic at the beautiful public beaches in Invermere: Kinsmen Beach at the south end of downtown, and James Chabot Provincial Park on the north shore of Lake Windermere. The Windermere community beach and the beach at Canal Flats Provincial Park are also popular. All have swimming areas and lots of shade trees, and some have playground equipment.

There are plenty of choices near Radium Hot Springs alone, for both tent and RV enthusiasts. The Redstreak, Radium Valley Vacation Resort, Canyon Campground, McLeod Meadows and Marble Canyon campgrounds have all the services you need, and the scenery is breathtaking. Camping anywhere in Kootenay National Park requires a valid park pass, available at the Visitor Centre, and the Kootenay National Park gate. To reserve a space in the park, visit www.pccamping.ca or call 1-877-737-3783.

Rick Taylor’s Heading for Radium monument is a life-sized statue of Radium Hot Springs' slowest but most endearing residents, the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. While in Radium, you’ll enjoy watching these majestic creatures stroll through the village. Ask about the Head Banger Tours held here every fall.

Classic Car Show & Shine This event is held every September in Radium Hot Springs. It attracts car enthusiasts from all over western Canada, and is one of the valley’s signature events. Roughly 900 classic cars and trucks are on display— almost every make and model. A guided horseback ride in the back country will take your breath away. Photo © John Niddrie

Bighorn Sheep Monument


In the summer months, visit the farmers’ markets in Radium, Invermere, Edgewater and Golden. You’ll find fresh produce, baked goods, crafts and flowers in a traditional market setting.

Fishing The valley’s lakes, streams and rivers make for incredible fishing. Whitefish, bass, kokanee, Dolly Varden, rainbow trout and ling cod all thrive here. A B.C. fishing licence can be obtained on-line, at www. radiumhotsprings.com. Click on Area Info and then scroll down to Friends and Links. Click the Online Fishing Licence icon and follow the instructions, or stop by the Visitor Centre and we can help you.

Horseback Riding Horseback riding is gaining popularity in the Windermere

Photo © Abel Creek/Misko Publishing

Farmers’ Markets

Valley, with several companies now offering trail rides. The Radium Hot Springs Visitor Centre has the full list of service providers.

Mineral Hot Pools Soak your worries away in the world renowned mineral hot pools at Radium Hot Springs and Fairmont Hot Springs. There’s no better way to end a day of hiking or golfing.

Music on Main Every Thursday and Saturday night in July and August, Tourism Radium presents a free block party on Main Street West in Radium Hot Springs. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy live music and entertainment, to catch up with friends and neighbours, and to meet people from all over the world.

Market on Main is held every Friday in Radium Hot Springs and there are treats galore.

Windermere Boating Professionals Waterski & wake board school Rentals & Proshop Marine Fuel & Convenience store Family Boat Charter

2hrs / $270

New Wakeboard Boat Gas, Equipment & Coaching Included Up to 10 people

Forest Mini Golf • Spin ‘n’ Bump Cars • Gift Shop Ice Cream • Animal Petting Park • Labyrinth & Gardens Healthy Lunches • Birthday Parties • Family Reunions

Fairmont Hot Springs, on Hwy 93/95 250-345-4511 • www.fairmontfuntasia.com

1783 Victoria Ave. ☆ Windermere On the Lake

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Whitewater Rafting & Floating

Whether it’s challenging whitewater, family rafting or wetland float trips, Kootenay River Runners will fulfill your spirit of adventure!

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For the truly adventurous, a wet and wild whitewater rafting trip is sure to get the adrenaline flowing. If you’re looking for something a little tamer, a float trip is the way to go. A day on the water is fun no matter your age or athletic prowess. The three most popular places for rafting are the Kootenay River, the Kicking Horse River, and the Toby Creek. A float trip is a fun, safe outing for families. Photo © Jupiterimages/Thinkstock

On Highway # 93 · (250) 347-9210 1-800-599-4399 info@raftingtherockies.com www.raftingtherockies.com

Radium Video Over 3,000 DVD & Blu-Ray Movies to choose from! (Adult movies too!)

Foothills Ice Cream Second Hand Books Tanning Booth Check out our selection of fine Cuban Cigars! Open Daily 10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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Located waterfront on Lake Windermere, Invermere, BC Explore the historic Columbia River and Wetlands by kayak or canoe… • • • •

Interpretive Tours Self-guided Tours Rentals Daily pickups and transfers from Radium

Tel: (250) 342-7397 (May – October)

paddle@ColumbiaRiverOutfitters.com

www.ColumbiaRiverOutfitters.com


A Few Facts About Radium Hot Springs • The Village of Radium Hot Springs was named for the traces of radium found in the mineral pools. The amount of radioactivity in the water is less than that given off by an ordinary watch dial. • The temperature in this semi-arid region ranges from -30°C (-22°F) to 35°C (95°F). The average rainfall is 275 mm (11 inches), and the average annual snowfall is 111 cm (3½ feet). The region gets about 2,000 hours of sunshine annually.

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• The Village of Radium Hot Springs was incorporated on December 10th, 1990. • The Village of Radium Hot Springs is 808 metres or 2,650 feet above sea level. • The Columbia River flows north past the village. • Highway 93 has four major passes: Sinclair Pass (1,486m/4,875ft); Vermillion Pass (1,640m/5,415ft); Kootenay Valley Viewpoint (1,486m/4,875ft); and Sunwapta Pass (2,035m/6,675ft). Photo © John Niddrie

• The year-round population of the Village of Radium Hot Springs is 900. • The village is approximately 2.5 hours from Calgary, 1.5 hours from Banff, 1.5 hours from Cranbrook, and one hour from Golden.

The Sinclair Pass leads the way from Kootenay National Park to the Village of Radium Hot Springs.

• Deluxe Rooms • Direct Elevator Overlooking Access to the the Mineral Pools Pools • Standard Rooms • Weddings with Mountain • Banquets Views • Conventions • Balconies • Casual Meetings • Executive Suites and more…

Cliffhanger Dining Room Griz Country Lounge

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For all that we cherish our families, our friends, our careers and our hobbies, we also need to step away, to rest, relax and rejuvenate, to reclaim our best selves and refuel for the next phase of our busy lives. There is no better getaway than the modern-day spa.

There is time to spare in the Windermere Valley.

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Peace of mind, body and spirit‌


The term spa, which means place of treatment, originated in Spa, Belgium, where in medieval times people drank the ironbearing water called chalybeate to alleviate iron deficiency. The modern-day spa is still linked to the recuperative powers of water, but it’s much more than a place of healing: it’s a sanctuary of calm in a chaotic world. Daily spa treatments lessen stress and fatigue. They promote wellness of mind, body and spirit.

Photo © Siri Stafford/Thinkstock

With their internationally trained therapists and state-of-theart facilities, the spas in the Windermere Valley rank

among the best in the world. The staff is highly skilled and empathetic—well attuned to the needs of today’s clients. They know that you need and deserve to be pampered. That’s why they offer a full menu of services, including therapeutic massage in the categories of aromatherapy, relaxation, deep tissue, Craniosacral, Shiatsu and Thai. They offer hydrotherapy, hot stone therapy, salt rubs, body wraps, polishes, facials, manicures and pedicures. They use only the purest botanical products and the latest equipment to help you look and feel your best.

A Division of Balanced Life Alliance

Come to Bare Hands Day Spa where we are committed to optimizing your health and beauty. Seasonal spa retreats and a new Spa Store to bring that “feel good spa experience” home with you. Our experienced staff offer: various massage styles, facials, waxing, manicures, pedicures, body wraps and scrubs, special occasion make up, hydrotherapy and personalized aromatherapy.

Assorted Spa Packages Available

BARE HANDS DAY SPA at the Prestige Inn 7493 Main St., Radium Hot Springs, BC (250) 347-2121 www.barehandsdayspa.ca • barehandsdayspa@gmail.com

Pleiades Massage & Spa

The Wellness Spa at the Radium Hot Springs Pool Photo: Brenda Falvey – Parks Canada

Esthetics Spa Packages

Wellness & Beauty Products Open 7 days a week 518 13th Street • Invermere • 341-3511 FusionWellnessSpa.com

Photo: Brenda Falvey – Parks Canada

Massage Energy Balancing

Spa Menu Massage: Relaxation • Deep Tissue • Craniosacral • Shiatsu • Reflexology Body Polish Red Rock Wraptures The All Natural Face Renewal All services include use of: • Robe • Sandals • Aromatherapy steam room • De-chlorinated “living water” for drinking, showering and various treatments • An environment enhanced by wellness air technology

250-347-2100 • 1-866-238-2923 www.pleiadesmassage.com 9


Photo © Abel Creek/Misko Publishing

Every fall, bighorn rams gather for mating season. Bottom right: the rams “rut” to establish dominance.

Rocky Mountain

Bighorn Sheep at Radium Hot Springs

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Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep are a blue-listed species in British Columbia and are vulnerable to human activities, disease and habitat loss. During all seasons, bighorn sheep primarily forage on native grasses and forbs. In the Rocky Mountain Trench bighorn sheep winter in low elevation open forest and grassland habitats with little snow cover. For the Radium herd important natural winter range is located in Sinclair, Dry and Stoddart Creeks. Once the snow recedes in late spring, bighorn sheep use traditional migration routes to travel to alpine summer habitats. No matter what time of year it is, bighorn sheep prefer open habitats near rocky cliffs, allowing for a quick escape from predators.

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he east side of the Rocky Mountain Trench from Golden to the U.S.A. border is home to at least eight herds of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. The Radium-Stoddart Creek bighorn sheep herd is often visible along Highway 93/95 near the Village of Radium Hot Springs, especially during the winter months. The number of bighorn sheep in this herd is estimated at 150 to 200.


Windermere Valley

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he Windermere Valley has some of Canada’s most beautiful golf courses, and Radium Hot Springs is the ideal base from which to try every one of them. There are 15 scenic courses situated within 45 minutes of Radium, offering challenges to players at all levels of experience. With a little planning, it’s possible to play a different course every day. The Windermere Valley has everything you expect in a golfer’s paradise: online tee-time bookings, plenty of driving ranges, full-service pro shops with knowledgeable staff, and fully licensed clubhouses with great food and friendly service. Golf vacation packages are available, and most courses have lessons and rental packages. If you’re on a family vacation, you’ll want a familyfriendly course. Children are welcome at all the valley’s golf clubs, but some courses are longer

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Golf in the

and more challenging than others, and therefore better suited to mature is a gem. Spur Valley Golf Resort players. Call ahead. Spur Valley Golf Resort north of Radium has a relaxed atmosphere, still with plenty of challenges. Near Invermere, Eagle Ranch Golf Resort has picturesque views of the Columbia River Wetlands and the valley. Its holes are impeccably groomed and diverse. Windermere Valley Golf Course is a perennial family favourite. In Panorama, Greywolf Golf Course is ranked among the best in the world. For information about other courses in the area, see the following golf guide.

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18 hole, par-72 championship golf course Immaculate, award-winning course conditions u GPS equipped power carts u Driving range and practice green

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Golf Guide

Name, Comments and Contact Info

Copper Point Golf Course Carved from the natural beauty of the land, Copper Point is the essence of exceptional golf. The spectacular backdrop of the Kootenay Rockies provides a golf experience that offers dramatic elevation changes, lush fairways, strategically placed bunkers and undulating greens. With legendary hospitality, an exquisite clubhouse and a full-service restaurant and golf academy, Copper Point is a must play in the Columbia Valley.

The Ridge at Copper Point

The Ridge, Copper Point’s 18-hole Masters-style course, offers breathtaking mountain views and takes full advantage of the character filled terrain it’s situated on. Featuring full length par 3 and 4 holes, the innovative design of The Ridge maintains that “just right” blend of playability and challenge and provides a golf experience that is truly unique to the area.

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Black Blue White White Copper Copper

6807 6541 5770 5770 4945 4945

70 70 70 70 70 70

71.4 124 70.0 121 66.3 116 72.7 124 (L) 62.6 105 67.0 ­113 (L)

Black Blue White White Copper Copper

5122 4755 4353 4353 3827 3827

62 62 62 62 62 62

63.5 61.2 59.5 62.0 57.7 59.6

104 101 97 99 (L) 91 95 (L)

Blue White Red

1063 891 728

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Black Blue White Red

6646 6239 5809 5020

72 72 72 72

71.6 69.6 67.4 67.9

139 133 126 122 (L)

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Grey Black Blue Blue White White White

7140 6695 6164 6164 5400 5400 5400

72 72 72 72 72 72 72

73.3 140 71.0 136 69.8 127 73.9 140 (L) 66.2 113 69.6 122 (L) 69.5 ­120 (L)

Blue Blue White White Red Red

6552 6552 6212 6212 5189 5189

72 72 72 72 72 72

71.3 76.9 69.5 75.0 64.6 69.0

121 136 (L) 121 131 (L) 110 119 (L)

White White Red

5306 5306 4897

69 69 69

64.4 68.6 66.6

110 114 (L) 108 (L)

Black Blue White White Red

6767 6273 5779 5779 5163

72 72 72 72 72

72.0 69.7 67.5 72.6 69.6

127 120 117 128 (L) 120 (L)

Creekside Par 3 at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Designed by Bill Nevis, the 9-hole, par 3 Creekside course at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is great fun to play. Nestled between Mountainside and Riverside with three sets of tees, challenging ponds and large undulating greens, this short course is ideal for novices and families, as well as for experienced golfers honing their skills.

Eagle Ranch Golf Resort Voted “Best Conditioned Golf Course in BC”, Eagle Ranch is perched on bluffs overlooking the Columbia River, world-renowned wetlands and the clear blue waters of Lake Windermere. This beautiful setting is further elevated with majestic 360-degree views of the Rocky and Purcell Mountain Ranges. Great putting greens and some edge-of-yourseat drama, Eagle Ranch is a top-draw in the BC Rockies.

Edgewater Hilltop Par 3 Edgewater Hilltop Par 3 is located just minutes north of Radium. Professional tees and greens make this a standout course. Suitable for any level, this quiet and scenic course is also an excellent place for any handicap golfer to practice their short game. Lunch on the deck is a treat and delicious homemade pies are their specialty.

Greywolf Golf Course

So what’s the best golf course you’ve ever played? For many people, after they complete the epic journey at Greywolf, they’ve got a brand new favourite. Located in a spectacular alpine setting at Panorama Mountain Village, Greywolf has been recognized time and time again by Golf Digest, including a rank as one of the top 100 courses in the world outside of the US.

Mountainside at Fairmont Hot Sprngs Resort A spectacular BC Rockies course, perched on the eastern slopes of the Columbia Valley. Navigate the notorious “Fairmonster” - a challenging 640-yard straightaway par 5 that according to golf lore has never been reached in two from the back tee, and experience the renovated clubhouse’s delicious new menu.

Radium Resort – Resort Course

The rugged scenery of the British Columbia Purcell and Rocky Mountain Ranges provide the setting for this popular course. The tight fairways and dramatic elevation changes of the Resort Course provide unique challenges for the low handicapper yet prove to be playable for the casual or novice golfer. Book tee times online at RadiumResort.com or call 250-347-6266.

Radium Resort – Springs Course Ranked as one of Canada's top 100 courses, The Springs sets the standard for excellence among area courses. With four tee boxes per hole allowing for play from 5,163 to 6,767 yards, The Springs Course offers challenges for the low handicapper and novice alike. The Springs is an easy 2 1/2 hour drive west from Calgary. Book tee times online at RadiumResort.com or call 250-347-6200.

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Name, Comments and Contact Info

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Riverside at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

Alongside the mighty Columbia River wetlands, enjoy challenges for all skill levels plus breathtaking views of the BC Rockies. With upgraded dining and lounge facilities at the clubhouse, there’s plenty of reasons to relax and unwind afterwards. Don’t miss the Golf Shop, one of Canada’s finest golf retail outlets.

Blue White White Red Red

6507 6152 6152 5370 5370

71 71 71 71 71

70.3 68.5 74.6 65.2 69.6

136 130 131 (L) 110 125 (L)

Blue White Red

2429 2274 2128

66 66 66

62.6 61.8 62.8

108 98 107 (L)

White White Red

5036 5036 4791

66 68 68

62.3 67.9 66.1

98 109 (L) 108 (L)

Spur Valley Greens Spur Valley Greens is a nine hole course incorporating four par 4’s, four par 3’s, and one par 5. Featuring immaculate, gentle sloping terrain, a cliff side driving range, practise bunker and putting green, as well as a fully equipped pro-shop. Luxor Creek Cantina is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Specializing in Tex-Mex fare, mouthwatering BBQ’s and daily specials. Corporate outings and tournaments can be booked at 250-347-6500. www.spurvalley.com

Windermere Valley Golf Course Tucked in a gorgeous valley with 18 super-fun holes – and one of the longest playing seasons in the region – the Windermere Valley Golf Course has been a favourite for years. The course, which is well known for its excellent greens, plays to a par of 66. The course also offers a sunny patio and excellent lesson programs at their practise greens and driving range.

Coy's Par 3

For more golf ing pleasure, try these courses…

Coy's Par 3 is a picturesque and challenging 9 hole course that meanders through an old farmstead. Coy’s Par 3 offers putting facilities, licensed clubhouse, cart and club rentals and a driving range.

Th' Flats

Setetkwa Golf Course

There’s more for your golfing dollar at Th’ Flats Golf Course. This executive style 9-hole course features mature pines, a meandering creek, and an island green. Located in the centre of Canal Flats. Custom golfsmithing or repairs. Walk-ons welcome.

This unsupervised course west of the highway between Radium and Invermere is a great place to practice. Admission by donation on the honour system.

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And Fun Dining in the Windermere Valley

Fine food is one of the best things about being on vacation. In any resort community, you expect fabulous food, and the Windermere Valley doesn’t disappoint. We’ve got the full variety of eating establishments, everything from fast-food outlets to family-owned diners to fine restaurants serving exquisite cuisine prepared by world-class chefs.

Local restaurants offer everything from fine dining to bistro fare.

• fresh ba king e e f f o c • h s f r e • inter n et Kootenay Block #7, 7527, Main Street, West Radium Hot Springs, BC V0A 1K0 info@meetonhigherground.com www.meetonhigherground.com

250-347-6567

For a truly memorable experience, dine at one of our resort restaurants. The mountain views are breathtaking, and it’s not unusual to see deer or sheep strolling past your window.

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Summer Hours

Open 7:00 am - 10:00 pm 7 Days a Week Home Style Cooking

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Throughout the valley, you’ll enjoy tasty food and beverages, friendly, courteous service, and every kind of décor, from rustic to elegant contemporary. When you’re out shopping, try the local cafés and bistros. Some have outdoor patios where you can enjoy the scenery along with your meal. For adults-only fun, try any of the pubs scattered throughout the valley. Sometimes hot chicken wings and cold beer are just the ticket. For more information about dining in the valley, pick up the Columbia Valley Dining Guide at dozens of outlets in the valley.

Sit back and enjoy each other's company over a slow, delicious meal.

Award Winning

Casual Relaxed Fine Dining Proven Excellence Extensive Menu International Wine List Patio Dining Daily Dinner Features

• 10 minutes South of Radium Hot Springs at the turn off to Invermere • Specializing in European & Continental Cuisine • Live Entertainment • Evening Special 5pm – Close

Open year round - Tuesday through Sunday 5 pm to 10 pm Open at 4pm during the summer Reservations Recommended

250-342-0606

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Fully Licensed Restaurant & Lounge Lunch 11:30, June – September Dinner: Open 5 pm daily • Austrian and Continental Cuisine, Schnitzel, Steak, Seafood, Homemade Pasta and Desserts

• Daily 3 Course Dinner Specials • Private Functions for Groups

Highway 93, Radium Hot Springs, B.C.

1321 – 7th Avenue

(250) 341-6868 Reservations Recommended

www.AngusMcToogles.com

Finest Italian Cuisine Family Restaurant

Authentic Italian & Canadian Steak, Veal, Chicken, Pasta & Pizza Breakfast Specials - Fully Licensed

Daily Specials • fully Licensed • Patio • Take Out • Private Functions Located in the Prestige Inn

Susan Miller - Owner Tel: (250) 347-2340 Fax: (250) 347-2342 Box 53 - Radium Hot Springs - BC - VOA 1MO 16


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to dining in the valle y DESCRIPTION Great casual dining menu with daily specials All things barbecued! Steak and grillhouse Daily specials, huge outdoor balcony. Children welcome until 7 p.m. European and Continental cuisine. Famous for schnitzels! Enjoy drinks and appetizers while watching the game on our 65" TV Casual atmosphere with great mountain views, located at Greywolf Value-priced contemporary cuisine. Closed for summer season Authentic Hungarian cuisine and a million dollar view Fresh and friendly family dining. Located at Riverside Golf Course Authentic Austrian cuisine, wine pairings, unparallelled views Enjoy our great menu selections in a relaxed pub atmosphere A traditional alpine pub serving up gourmet burgers Family dining at its finest. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner Specializing in continental and south-western cuisine. Catering Internet, fresh coffee and fresh baking Contemporary cuisine from abroad and at home throughout the day Home-style cooking for the whole family Open from 5 p.m. serving pizza, chicken wings, lasagna and salad Breathtaking patio views and great food. Mountainside Golf Course Family dining, B.C. Rockies style, seasonal specials, Sunday brunch Schnitzel, steak, seafood, homemade pastas and desserts Healthy options for breakfast and lunch. Full coffee service offered Award-winning, casual, relaxed fine dining More than just great pizza Bring the whole family in for breakfast, lunch or dinner Meals and drinks are great on the valley's biggest and best patio Cool refreshments, tasty appetizers and classic burgers Contemporary fare like steak, halibut, salmon, duck and lamb

Pick up the Columbia Valley Dining Guide at Radium Visitor Centre on Main Street East.

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Many valley eateries boast patios that are perfect for taking in the scenery.

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Treats &

Treasures Shopping in the Windermere Valley is fun and easy. Everything is close at hand, and there are plenty of places to find that special keepsake, or the perfect gift for someone at home. We’ve got all the practical items you need, too: gas and groceries, liquor and fine wines, hardware, beach toys, sports equipment, health and beauty products, and apparel for every occasion. There are gift shops, coffee shops, specialty stores and trendy clothing boutiques throughout the valley. Enjoy shopping!

Available at

1201 7th Avenue, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 (250) 342-2901

Quality Antiques • Swim Suits • Ladies & Men’s Wear • Quilting & Yarns

And So Much MORE! Quality antique furniture and collectibles from Canada, Europe and Asia.

Tel: (250) 342-0707 Fax: (250) 342-9049 Industrial Park, Invermere (On the road to Panorama)

Web: www.tepapanui.com E-mail: klein@nucleus.com 18

(250) 342-9313 Across from the Invermere Post Office

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Enjoy shopping in the Windermere Valley


The 21st Annual (September 18th, 2010)

It’s a sight to behold: 800 classic, mint-condition cars and trucks cruising proudly down Highway 93/95 in the scenic Windermere Valley. It’s western Canada’s biggest car show, the Columbia Valley Classics Show and Shine, held on the third weekend of every September. “It’s always fun,” says Linda Barkley, a longtime member of the Columbia Valley Classic Cars Club. Linda and her husband Cliff (the event chairperson) attended the valley’s first classic car show in 1989.

“It’s a much bigger event now,” says Linda, “but it still has that same wonder feel. It’s still a group of classic car owners who love to get together and talk about cars.” The 21st annual Columbia Valley Classics Show & Shine takes place on Saturday, September 18th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the driving range of the Springs Golf Course. Everyone is welcome to attend the show. The Columbia Valley Rockies junior hockey team will host an after-show dance from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday at the Invermere Curling Club. Tickets cost $20 and will be available at the car show registration booth and the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce (at the turnoff to Invermere, from Highway 93/95). A free shuttle bus will travel from Radium to the dance in Invermere. A variety of other events will take place in association with the show. For a full schedule of events, drop by the Radium Visitor Centre on Main Street East, or call 1-888-347-9331.

Radium Hot Springs

250-347-9726 7507 Main Street West , Radium

Your Destination Service Station! • Gas • Propane • Diesel • Automotive • Repairs, Tires & Batteries CAA Approved Automotive Repair

Also serving you at Lake Auto Services

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Columbia Valley Classics Show and Shine


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Calendar of Events MAY 2010

Serving you in all aspects of real estate

May 3rd-9th • Wings Over the Rockies: a week-long bird festival. Call 1-888-342-9464. May 19th • Clara Reinhardt will be giving a refresher course on CPR at Radium Library. Call 250-347-2434.

JUNE June 1st-September 30th • Invermere Farmers’ Market. Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m., downtown Invermere.

• Panorama • Invermere • Windermere • Radium Hot Springs • Fairmont Hot Springs

June 5th • Spilli Chilli Cookoff at Spillimacheen Festival Grounds. Visit www.spillichilli.com. June 12th • The MG Car Club hosts BritsBest 2010 at Legend’s Park.

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July-August • Adventure Radium summer camps. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for kids aged 6 to 12. Activities include sports, crafts, 3/29/10scavenger 5:16 adventuring, PM Page wetlands 1 walk and hiking. Call 250-347-6455. Music on Main. Live music and entertainment every Thursday and Saturday night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Main Street West, Radium. Market on Main, a combination of farmers’ market and flea market takes place every Friday night on Main Street West, Radium. July 1st • Invermere Canada Day celebrations. Parade through downtown Invermere at 11 a.m., followed by Mountain Mosaic Festival of the Arts at Kinsmen Beach. Call 250-342-4423. Annual Canada Day celebration with fireworks at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Call 250-342-2447. July 3rd-September 4th • Edgewater Legion sponsors an open market every Saturday from 10 a.m. Call 250-347-9550. July 23rd • Bull Riding in the Rockies in Invermere. Call 250342-6908. July 24th • Valley Appreciation Day, Invermere. Call 250-342-2515.

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Lake Windermere Regatta. Sailboat and swimming races. Call 250-3416898.

AUGUST August 1st • Columbia Valley Tour of the Arts. Call 250-342-4423.

August 7th • Lakeside Event, Invermere. Hang gliders take off from Mount Swansea and land at James Chabot beach. Visit www. lakesideevent.com.

SEPTEMBER September 11th • Windermere Fall Fair and Scarecrow Festival. Call 250-341-3383. September 18th • Columbia Valley Classics Show & Shine at The Springs Golf Course, Radium Hot Springs. Call 250-347-2269. September 25th • 3rd Annual Headbanger Trail Challenge in Radium Hot Springs. Call 1-888347-9331.

OCTOBER October 12th • Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce Annual Fun Mixed Golf Tournament. Nine holes of golf and dinner. Call 250347-9331. October 30th-31st and November 6th-7th Head Banger Tours 2010 in Radium Hot Springs. Learn about the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. Call 250-347-9331.

NOVEMBER November 5th-6th • East Kootenay Wine Festival at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Call 250-342-2447. November 11th • Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Invermere and Edgewater. November 20th • Christmas Kick Off in downtown Invermere. Call 250-342-2844.

DECEMBER December 24th • Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Display at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Call 250-342-2447. December 25th • Free Hot Pools Charity Drive at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Call 250-342-2447. December 31st • Radium Hot Springs Birthday Celebration. Tobogganing and skating at Legend’s Park. Hot dogs, hot chocolate and birthday cake. Fireworks at The Springs Golf Couse at 6:30 p.m.

FEBRUARY 2011 Radium Hot Springs hosts Winterfest. Musical entertainment, crafts, snowman building, family skating and sledding, entertainment, a potato topping contest and more!


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