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2014-2015 Edition

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A TOURISM RADIUM PUBLICATION

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HOME BETWEEN THE RANGES On the north edge of the Village of Radium Hot Springs, B.C.,2.5 kms north of the 4-way stop and 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. Offering single family homesites, duplex villas and estate acreages. Plus private ranches from 36-480 acres.

Scott Sauermann Rockies West Realty Independently Owned and Operated

www.columbiavalley.info

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scott@rockieswest.com Cell: 250-342-5889 Fax: 250-347-9349

Toll-free: 1-877-347-6838


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Table of Contents Welcome .................................. 4 Kootenay National Park . 22-23 About the Village..................... 5 Columbia Valley Golf Trail ....24 Photo Contest ...................... 6-7 Golf ..........................................25

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Visitor Information Centre ..... 8 Backcountry Map ...................26 25 Years of Classic Cars ............ 9 Hiking ......................................27 Events ................................ 10-11 Activities & Services ..............30 A Good Night’s Rest ......... 12-15 Radium Hot Springs Map......31 Bighorn Meadows Resort .....16 Invermere/Panorama ...........32 Camping in Radium...............17 Nipika Mountain Resort .......33 A Great Meal. .................... 18-21 Friends & Neighbours ...........34

Publisher.................................... Rose-Marie Falgerholm Editor ...............................................................Nicole Trigg Graphic/Ad Design .................................... Emily Rawbon Writers.......Bighorn Meadows Resort, Columbia Valley Golf Trail, Ken Wilder, Kootenay National Park, Nipika Mountain Resort, Nicole Trigg, Tourism Radium Photography ................ Columbia Valley Golf Trail, Dan Walton, Kris McCauley, Parks Canada,Tourism Radium Sales ........................................................Tourism Radium Cover Photo ....................................................... Don Wexil Cover/Ad Design, Events ................. Pixel Planet Design

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Spring!

Summer!

Fall!

Elmer Fudd Sporting Clays / Lake Windermere Rod & Gun Club

Music on Main

KSCU Movie in

First Weekend in May

Radium Days

First Weekend in June

BritsBest Car Show

First Saturday in June

Radium 333 Sporting Clays / Lake Windermere Rod & Gun Club

Last Weekend in June

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.

N E W S PA P E R

Box 868, #8 -1008 – 8th Avenue, Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0 Phone: 250-341-6299 www.columbiavalleypioneer.com info@cv-pioneer.com

7-9 PM Every Friday and Saturday in July and August

Market on Main

4-9 PM Every Friday in July & August

Annual Stampede Pancake Breakfast First Friday in July

Adventure Radium

Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday in July & August

Bugaboo Blast Sporting Clays Lake Windermere Rod & Gun Club Last Weekend in August (Labour Day Weekend)

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Phone: 250-347-9331 Toll Free: 1-888-347-9331 Website: tourismradium.com Email: tourism@radiumhotsprings.com

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Radium Hot Springs

Welcome to Autumn in Radium Photo by Kris McCauley

On behalf of our business community, I would like to welcome you to our scenic mountain village located at the southern entrance to Canada’s national parks — your holiday home in the Columbia Valley. Radium Hot Springs is a resort community with a vibrant mix of yearround residents, seasonal homeowners, business owners and, of course, visitors from all parts of the world. While in Radium Hot Springs, we encourage you to take advantage of the wonderful activities, services and events that are available throughout the year. We have a friendly, walkable community that offers affordable accommodations and a full range of restaurants to meet all 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.” From the majestic mountain peaks and roaming wildlife in the village, to a rejuvenating soak in natural hot springs pools, to challenging yourself to a round of golf at one of our many local golf courses — there is plenty to see and do in Radium Hot Springs.

For those wanting to pursue mountain peace, you will find mountain trails and hikes starting right here in the village. The backcountry surrounding Radium Hot Springs offers activities for all four seasons. With downhill and cross-country skiing, breathtaking views of the spectacular Columbia River Wetlands; with camping in one of the three campgrounds located within the Village boundary, a variety of water sports on Lake Windermere, fishing at one of the many different backcountry lakes; to the many sanctioned mountain biking trails, the Pump and Jump Bike Track, and winter snowmobiling trails that take you to our magnificent glacier bowls. If you are scouting for business opportunities, look no further — Radium continues to grow. If you are looking for real estate, be sure to consult with an area realtor. Buyers will find a wide range of choices and a local expert will help you find the right property. While you spend your time in Radium, we want to help you “Find your peace.”

Douglas McIntosh President, Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce 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. Rejuvenation here is quieter, more intimate… a purposeful slow-down that inspires creativity and zest for life… similar to what you would experience in a spa, but this spa is much bigger — it’s Radium-size. We are not adorned with chain establishments and boilerplate service — we are the real deal! 4 • Rad ium H ot Spri n g s Vi s i t o r G u i d e 2 0 1 4 /2 0 1 5

Radium is reminiscent of a simpler time in history where social manners, social graces, and “do unto others” was a time-honoured tradition. In Radium, we honour and nurture the traditions while moving forward with our ambitious effort to build a humble, relaxed and sustainable mountain community, one “Where Everybody Knows Your Name.” Take a look at our sheep — even the wildlife seem friendly! So welcome to Radium. We hope you enjoy your stay with us and that you “Find Your Peace” as we have all found ours!

Dee Conklin

Mayor of Village of Radium Hot Springs

Photo by Chantal Gange

... from the President


About the village

The Village of Radium Hot Springs was incorporated as a municipality on December 10th, 1990. The village is located in the gorgeous Columbia Valley, nestled between the Purcell Mountains, the Canadian Rockies and the gateway to beautiful Kootenay National Park; and bordered by the Columbia River Wetlands, the largest continuous wetlands in North America.

World-famous wildlife

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. The village council’s commitment to making the town pedestrianfriendly means 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 nearby, it is easy to see why this four-season village is a favourite place to visit and to call home!

Adult rams grow to be about 100 centimetres (40 inches) tall and weigh between 90 and 135 kilograms (200 to 300 pounds). The horns from a male bighorn sheep can grow up to 127 centimetres long (50 inches). Ewes (female bighorn sheep) also grows horns, but theirs are much smaller than those of the rams.

ABOUT THE VILLAGE

Radium Hot Springs from Redstreak Campground Photo by Kris McCauley

Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) are a famous attraction for Radium Hot Springs. During late October and early November, they can be seen in and around the village partaking in their famous head-banging ritual and rutting activities.

The sheep do migrate throughout the year. During the spring and summer, they move higher into the mountains to lamb. During the fall and winter, the sheep are seen around town and along Highway 93/95 towards Invermere.

E WISH U WERE HERÉTAIS Y U T T N E M E L U E S I S

Radium Hot Springs Open daily, year-round

Sources thermales Radium Ouvert tous les jours, toute l’année

1-800-767-1611

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Photo Contest 2015 photo contest show Us Your Adventure! ThEME:

Battle of strength outside Radium Bighorn Gift & Souvenir Photo by Gregory Horvath

• Entries to be offered voluntarily starting June, 2014 • Please submit digitally in high resolution • Must include photographer’s name and contact info • Please describe photo and location • Winning photo may be used for the cover of Tourism Radium’s next publication Car Show 2013 Photo by Katie Wallace, Invermere

• All photos MAY be used in future advertising – photo credit guaranteed

PLEASE SUBMIT TO:

tourism@radiumhotsprings.com With “photo contest” in subject line by

Oct 31st, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Shangri La Photo by Candice Blakley, Invermere

Panoramic valley view south of Radium Photo by Rachel Andres, Olds, Alberta

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Photo Contest

Bugaboo Spire Summer 2013 Photo by Katie Wallace, Invermere

Sinclair Creek Photo by Kate from Alberta Luxor Creek horse Photo by Doug Goodwin

Horse-ing around in the valley Photo by Kris McCauley

Columbia River Wetlands Photo by Katherine Thielmann, Calgary

Autumn rams Photo by Kate Kashuba, Radium Hot Springs

Paradise in July Photo by Travis Kerslake

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VISITOR CENTRE

Radium Hot Springs Visitor Centre

Photo by Tourism Radium

Tourism Radium Hot Springs and the Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce support the staffing and operation of the Radium Hot Springs Visitor Centre. The Radium Visitor Centre offers much more than just tourist information; it has a very positive impact on our local economy and tourism industry. It is also: A WELCOME CENTRE: The Visitor Centre employees are instrumental in directing visitors to local businesses and attractions and, in many cases, influencing their decisions on staying an extra day or two. They make an important first impression and are the welcoming ambassadors of our community. A MARKETING CENTRE: Visitor Centre employees field thousands of phone calls and emails requesting information on businesses, attractions and activities in the area. The Visitor Centre is our front line for direct contact marketing to the hundreds of thousands of visitors who pour through our community every year. This type of one-on-one marketing far outweighs the effectiveness of most other forms of advertising that we do. Our welcoming, engaging and friendly staff with their treasure trove of information go a long way to ensure our visitors have an enjoyable stay and come back again and again. And the Visitor Centre is extremely important in helping “complete the sale” as the toll-free number, website and email address of Chamber of Commerce are the call to action on all of Tourism Radium’s marketing material. A TECHNOLOGY CENTRE: The Community Access Computers in the Visitor Centre are a boon to tourists and locals requiring fast and easy access to Internet services. Visitors use the site for emailing loved ones, planning activities, booking accommodation and travel research. 8 • Rad ium H ot Spri n g s Vi s i t o r G u i d e 2 0 1 4 /2 0 1 5

Residents quite often access government programs and research. A KNOWLEDGE & EDUCATION CENTRE: The Visitor Centre also gathers market intelligence for local business on the demographics and the community needs of visitors. It thus guides local business and government decisions on marketing direction and infrastructure planning. Visitor Centre employees are a wealth of knowledge for backcountry safety, avalanche danger, road and trail conditions, and wildlife interaction advice. AN INFORMATION CENTRE: The Visitor Centre is a central hub for information providing directions and advice on places to eat, to stay and to shop as well as activities and recreational opportunities. It performs an interpretive role for the natural, cultural and heritage history of the area. With the assistance of Parks Canada staff, the Visitor Centre provides a wealth of information and direction for the National Mountain Parks system. A CRISIS CENTRE: When emergencies or weather events cause turmoil, the Visitor Centre is the go-to place for valuable information for visitors and residents. Centre employees frequently are involved in conflict intervention and are mediators between visitors and businesses or sometimes just a “sounding board” and a sympathetic ear. A COMMUNITY CENTRE: The Visitor Centre is often the first point of contact in the community; not only for visitors, but also for those thinking about moving to the community. It is also a focal point for events and tours. A RETAIL CENTRE: The Visitor Centre is an attraction in its own right, with a wonderful local wildlife, geographical and native cultural interpretive centre. It is also a retail source for souvenirs and mementos of the community. The Visitor Centre is all of these and more — and is a very valuable asset to the community, the businesses, the local residents and, of course, our most valued visitors.


In North America, it takes 25 years before a car is considered an antique, or a “classic.” And with the Columbia Valley Classics Autumn Show & Shine celebrating its silver anniversary in 2014, Radium Hot Springs’s classic car show is now a classic car event in its own right. “It finishes up the Photos by Dan Walton summer and brings in a lot of people for that last busy summer weekend of the year,” said Columbia Valley Classics Car Club president Vicki Roberts. “It’s definitely put the mark on the map for Radium.” Back when the car show first started, it was 1990. Stan and Peggy Harrison were in the garage business in Radium, owning Classic Auto Repair Service and Fas Gas, which at the time were located in the Kootenay Block building that’s currently home to Meet on Higher Ground Café and the Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe. “We were Classic Auto Repair Services, which uniquely spells CARS,” said Peggy. “(Stan and I) were talking one day that we should start a car show, so we mentioned it to all our friends and they said, ‘yes let’s do it!’” The group of car enthusiasts formed the Columbia Valley Classics Car Club to put on the event and about 80 cars registered that first year. Registrations were done in the garage, Radium’s ball diamond was the site for the show, and the dance took place in a tent in the village. Following the inaugural Show and Shine, members of the car club put out a newsletter, inviting all the people who registered the first year to come back for the next one. “And club members told their friends and different family members with cars, and it just kept getting bigger and bigger,” said Peggy. After two years, registration moved to the ball park for

CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Celebrating 25 years of classic cars

the third show, then to Radium Hall for the fourth where it’s been ever since. The dance was held in the tent in Radium village for the first two years before it, too, was moved to the hall for the next two years, after which time it relocated to the Invermere Curling Rink because of the huge crowd. It is still held there to this day. “It just seemed like every year we ended up with 100 cars more,” said Peggy. “It was so exciting to see all these cars cruising in for the weekend.” At about the 350-cars mark, the ball diamond was no longer big enough for the show, which is when The Springs offered the club its driving range. “We always had it the third weekend of September in all these years,” said Peggy. “I think there were only about four years that were kind of cool and a little bit rainy. One year we had a little bit of hail, but overall it was such a good date and we had beautiful warm sunny days so we just never changed it because we had such good luck with that date.” Peggy and Stan have been to all 24 car shows, and plan on celebrating the 25th. They’ve watched the growth of the event with amazement. “We didn’t expect, really, at that time, that it would get so big,” Peggy said. “We had a really good, strong club and it was just great participation from everybody. It’s such a huge task to put on a car show and all our club members pitched in and did everything they could to make it happen and make it successful, so everybody needs credit for that.” “Every year has been as exciting as the last year and, as the numbers increase, it’s just been absolutely incredible, just overwhelming for all of us,” she said. To learn more about this year’s 25th anniversary event, visit columbiavalleyclassics.com or call Tourism Radium at 250-347-9331. R adium Ho t Spr ings Visito r Guide 2 0 14/ 2015 • 9


Spring!

Summer!

Elmer Fudd Sporting Clays / Lake Windermere Rod & Gun Club

Music on Main

First Weekend in May

Radium Days

First Weekend in June

BritsBest Car Show

First Saturday in June

Radium 333 Sporting Clays / Lake Windermere Rod & Gun Club

Last Weekend in June

7-9 PM Every Friday and Saturday in July and August

Market on Main

4-9 PM Every Friday in July & August

Annual Stampede Pancake Breakfast First Friday in July

Adventure Radium

Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday in July & August

Bugaboo Blast Sporting Clays Lake Windermere Rod & Gun Club Last Weekend in August (Labour Day Weekend)

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Fall!

Winter!

KSCU Movie in the Park

New Year’s Eve & Village Birthday Celebration

Columbia Valley Classic’s Autumn Show & Shine

on New Years Eve

3rd weekend in September

Headbanger Trail Challenge Last Saturday in September

Golden Larch Artists’ Retreat First Weekend in October

Turkey Shoot / Lake Windermere Rod & Gun Club Thanksgiving Weekend

Headbanger Festival

For Full Community Events Details Visit:

tourismradium.com

Last Weekend in October

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A GOOD NIGHT’S REST

A Good Night’s Rest in Radium

Radium Resort

Crystal Springs Motel

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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 will 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 in the outdoors as possible; family-run motels and bed and breakfasts for those who are budget-conscious; and luxury resort suites and private alpine chalets for those seeking to relax in luxury. With more than 1,000 rooms and sites to choose from, Radium caters to everyone who wants to stay and enjoy the local attractions to 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 an amazing place to stay.


7493 Main Street West, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-2300 • 877-737-8443 • prestigeinn.com

Bighorn Meadows Resorts #10 Bighorn Meadows Boulevard, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-2323 • 877-344-2323 • bighornmeadows.com

Big Horn Motel 4881 St Mary’s Street East, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-9111 • bighornmotel.ca

Cedar Motel 7593 Main West Street, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-9463 • 866-458-0918 • cedermotel.ca

Chalet Europe 5063 Madsen Road, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-9305 • 888-428-9998 • chaleteurope.com

Cobblestone Creek Cottage #2 -7527 Main Street West, Radium Hot Springs 403-700-7700 • 888-317-1440 • cobblestonecreek.ca

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Best Western Plus Prestige Inn

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Air conditioning

4999 Hwy #93, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-0011 • 800-350-1511 • appletreeinnbc.ca

$$$

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Apple Tree Inn

Number of units/rooms

5022 Hwy #93, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-9823 888-788-3891 alpenmotel.com

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Alpen Motel

$ = under $60 • $$ = $61-99 • $$$ = $100 plus

4852 Radium Blvd • Radium Hot Springs BC • 1 800 347 9759

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Motel Bavaria

4872 McKay Street, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-9915 • 888-749-1119 • motelbavaria.ca

Motel Tyrol

5019 Hwy #93, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-9402 • 888-881-1188 • moteltyrol.com

Piccadilly Motel 4874 Saint Joseph Street, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-9532 • 888-288-7799 • thepiccadilly.ca

Radium Park Inn

4873 Stanley Street, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-9582 • 800-858-1155 • parkinn.bc.ca

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4876 McKay Street, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-9533 • 877-347-9533 • thelidomotel.com

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Lido Motel

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1006 7th Avenue, Invermere 250-342-3887 • 800-665-1801 • highcountryproperties.com

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High Country Vacation Rentals

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5028 Hwy #93, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-9655 • 800-838-4238 • radiumgatewaymotel.com

$$

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Gateway Motel

29

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5028 Hwy #93, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-9866 • 877-387-7007 • gablesmotel.ca

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Gables Motel

Number of units/rooms

456 - 4852 Radium Boulevard, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-9759 • 800-347-9759 • crystalspringsmotel.bc.ca

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A GOOD NIGHT’S REST

Crystal Springs Motel

$ = under $60 • $$ = $61-99 • $$$ = $100 plus

BIG HORN MOTEL

RADIUM HOT SPRINGS, B.C.

Approved Lodging

We have a total of 20 rooms available for booking 8 rooms are equipped with kitchenettes 12 assorted single/double rooms are also available. Rates start at $65 CDN per night Please call 250-347-9111 for details and reservations. info@bighornmotel.ca • www.bighornmotel.ca 14 • R a dium H o t Spr i n g s Vi s i t o r G u i d e 2 0 1 4 /2 01 5

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 Barbecues • In-room coffee • Seniors Discount

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


Rocky Mtn. Accommodations 250-427-3361 • 866-822-2666 rockynow.com

Rocky Mtn. Springs Lodge 5067 Madsen Road, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-9548 • 877-457-1117 • milliondollarview.ca

Sunrise Chalet 8085 McIntosh Loop Road, Radium Hot Springs 888-809-2233 • kootenayescapes.com

Village Country Inn 7557 Canyon Avenue, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-9392 • 866-761-9392 • villagecountryinn.bc.ca

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780-662-4255 radiumcondo.ca

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Radium Vacation Condo

88

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8100 Golf Course Road, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-9311 • 800-667-6444 • radiumresort.com

$$$

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Radium Resort (Condos)

2

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250-347-9311 • 800-667-6444 www.radiumresort.com

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Radium Resort

Number of units/rooms

403-547-0828 radiumholidays.com

Rates from (see legend below)

Radium Properties

$ = under $60 • $$ = $61-99 • $$$ = $100 plus

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

www.alpenmotel.com

• Clean, Comfortable, Affordable • Ground level 1 & 2 bedroom suites • Kitchenette’s and BBQ’s available • Pets upon approval • Check in a “stranger”, check out a “friend” Located on Hwy 93 just 2 mins west of Hot Springs Pools

Box 213, Radium Hot Springs, BC V0A 1M0 Tel: 250-347-0011 · Fax: 250-347-0087 · 1-800-350-1511

PRESTIGE INN RADIUM HOT SPRINGS 7493 Main St.West, Radium Hot Springs, BC V0A 1M0 250.347.2300 Radium@PrestigeHotels.ca PrestigeHotelsAndResorts.com R adium Ho t Spr ings Visito r Guide 2 0 1 4/ 2015 • 15

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BIGHORN MEADOWS RESORT

Bighorn Meadows Resort

Experience Bighorn Meadows

Experience Bighorn Meadows Contemplating a vacation to the Columbia Valley? Bighorn Meadows Resort is the perfect home base for exploring what this beautiful valley has to offer! Situated on the ninth hole of the breathtaking Springs Golf Course, Bighorn Meadows Resort is an award-winning, year-round, family-friendly resort offering affordable and luxurious one, two and threebedroom condominiums in Radium Hot Springs, B.C. The resort itself is made up of eight different buildings, with a total of 123 vacation homes addressing all different price points; but they all share the same access to the resort’s amenities, including an outdoor heated pool, a hot tub, a children’s playground, and plenty of landscaped outdoor space. “Bighorn Meadows offers luxury at an affordable price,” says Katie Wallace, Director of Sales and Marketing for True Key Hotels & Resorts, which is the Radium-based resort management business that operates Bighorn Meadows Resort. “With rates starting at $119 a night for a studio lock-off suite, we offer space, comfort, and quality at competitive rates.” The accommodations at Bighorn Meadows are large and modern with granite countertops, tile flooring, cozy fireplaces, barbecues, flat panel TVs, washer and dryers, and stunning golf course and mountain views. Bighorn Meadows Resort has completed nine out of twelve phases. The resort features fractional and whole ownership real estate opportunities with privileges and memberships that provide a worry-free vacation ownership experience. 16 • R a dium H o t Spr i n g s Vi s i t o r G u i d e 2 0 1 4 /2 01 5

New for 2014 Bighorn Meadows Resort is doing its part in the global movement against climate change. “We’re working hard to reduce our emissions through energy conservation and other measures,” says Michael Anderson, President of True Key Hotels & Resorts. “Our new environmental initiative program includes each guest contributing a $1 per night environmental fee, which Bighorn Meadows invests in projects to help remove, reduce and eliminate the creation of greenhouse gases.” These projects will include bigger and better recycling programs, green lifestyle services such as bike racks, and alternative in-room energy solutions such as energy-efficient lighting. Another exciting venture for this accommodator is the introduction of on-site mountain bike and paddleboard rentals. The rentals will include everything you need to start your adventure straight from the resort! Customize Your Vacation Bighorn Meadows’ concierge guest services can customize any vacation, whether you would like to arrange specific activities in advance (such as golf tee times or activity tours), have your fridge stocked before you arrive, or have a bottle of wine ready for a romantic evening in. They also offer vacation packages that can be designed to suit you and your family’s vacation style. Plan your perfect Columbia Valley retreat with Bighorn Meadows Resort! Bighorn Meadows Resort #10 Bighorn Boulevard, Radium Hot Springs 1-877-344-2323 • bighornmeadows.com


Camping in Radium

Photos by Parks Canada

Canyon RV Resort

Radium Hot Springs 250-347-9564 • CanyonRV.com

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Soak in the scenery at the Radium Hot Springs pools, challenge yourself with a day hike, take a stroll on an interpretive trail, then relax around the campfire. In the evening, curl up on a real bed and let your batteries recharge in one of Kootenay National Park’s brand new oTENTiks at Redstreak Campground. Part tent, part cabin, Parks Canada’s exclusive oTENTiks sleep up to six people and include homey comforts such as real foam mattresses, raised wooden floors, an indoor sitting area for late night card games, and an outdoor eating area with a fire pit. The ready-to-use oTENTik can be pre-booked, allowing you to relax and enjoy the amazing scenery in Kootenay National Park without the stress of hauling an RV. Located just two kilometres above the Village of Radium Hot Springs, Redstreak’s ideal location gives you the chance to wake up to the sound of birds, enjoy mountain views as you sip your morning coffee, and basically get back to nature — all without ruffling your feathers. Want to visit the village then take a dip in the hot springs? Two short trails from the campground make it easy to swim, shop, and enjoy a meal out. Reservations can be made online at www.parkscanada. reservations.gc.ca or by calling 1-877-737-3783. For more information about Kootenay National Park or the oTENTik experience, please visit www.parkscanada. gc.ca/knp-otentiks.

Rates (+PST)

Relax and recharge in Kootenay National Park

Radium Valley Vacation Resort Hwy #95 in North Radium Hot Springs 250-347-9715 RadiumValleyVacationResort.com

Kootenay National Park Campgrounds (Park pass required)

Redstreak

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

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Redstreak oTENTiks

Radium Hot Springs (Park Pass Required) 250-347-9505 • 877-737-3783

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McLeod Meadows

Hwy #93, approx. 40 km East of Radium (Park Pass Required) 250-347-9505

Marble Canyon

Hwy #93, approx. 90 km East of Radium (Park Pass Required) 250-347-9505

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A GREAT MEAL IN RADIUM

Old Salzburg Restaurant

A Great Meal in Radium

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 cafes offer delicious coffee and baked treats, and local

bistros are perfect for convenient 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. For stunning views and a memorable meal, head to any one of the restaurants for top quality food and second-tonone 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.

Fireside Tea Shoppe

Premium Loose leaf tea espresso • Fresh Baked Goods

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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.

mail@villagecountryinn.bc.ca • www.villagecountryinn.bc.ca


Carrington’s Olde-English Lounge Best Western Plus Prestige Inn 7493 Main Street West, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-2340 • prestigehotelsandresorts.com/ prestige-inn-radium-hot-springs/

CasaVino Wine Bar

4873 St. Mary’s Street, Radium Hot Springs 250-341-5938 • casavino.ca

Citadella Restaurant

5067 Madsen Road, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-9548 • milliondollarview.ca

Fire’D UP Breakfast, Burgers & Pizza 4935 Hwy #93/95, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-9848

7557 Canyon Avenue, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-9392 • villagecountryinn.bc.ca

Gerry’s Gelati

4951 Hwy #93, Radium Hot Springs 250-341-1202 • gerrysgelati.com 7547 Main Street West, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-0047 • helnas.com Old Salzburg Restaurant

Old Salzburg Restaurant

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Helna’s Stube

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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

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

A GREAT MEAL IN RADIUM

Licensed Entertainment Take-out Specialty Coffee Wheelchair access Children's menu Patio Air conditioned Seasonal

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Formerly known as Melting Pot Eatery

Now Open in Radium Hot Springs

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 • casavino.ca Open Tuesday to Saturday, 5 to 10 pm VIsit casavino.ca for extended summer hours

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Restaurant

Helna’s Stube Casual Gourmet Dining • Authentic Austrian Cuisine

Restaurants

Licensed Entertainment Take-out Specialty Coffee Wheelchair access Children's menu Patio Air conditioned Seasonal

A GREAT MEAL IN RADIUM

“For the love of fine food” Horsethief Creek Pub and Eatery 7538 Main Street East, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-6400 • horsethiefpub.ca

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La Cabina

Best Western Plus Prestige Inn 7493 Main Street West, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-2340 • prestigehotelsandresorts.com/ prestige-inn-radium-hot-springs/

Leo Burrito

4951 Hwy #93, Radium Hot Springs 250-688-0561

• 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 • mail@helnas.com • www.helnas.com Summer Hours Tuesday – Sunday

Winter Hours Tuesday - Saturday

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Meet on Higher Ground Coffee House 6-7527 Main Street West, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-6567 • meetonhigherground.com

Mountain Cravings 7533 Main Street West, Radium Hot Springs 778-527-2222

Old Salzburg

4943 Hwy #93, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-6553 • oldsalzburgrestaurant.com

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Riko’s Family Resturant

7513 Main Street West, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-2701

Resort Restaurant

Higher Ground Café YOU THINK OF US FOR YOUR MORNING CUP OF ORGANIC, FAIR TRADE JOE TO JUMPSTART YOUR HEART ON YOUR WAY TO WORK.

Radium Resort - 8100 Golf Course Road Radium Hot Springs 250-347-9268 • radiumresort.com

Springs Restaurant

Springs Golf Course - 7565 Columbia Avenue Radium Hot Springs 250-347-6205 • radiumresort.com

YOU THINK OF US FOR DELICIOUS SOUP AND CREATIVE SANDWICHES IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR WORK DAY. YOU MIGHT EVEN THINK OF US AS A RELAXING SPOT TO SPEND WITH YOUR LATTE AND LAPTOP ON SATURDAY MORNING.

Fired’D Up Breakfast Burgers & Pizza

WE HAVE BEEN ALL THAT AND MORE FOR YOU AND NOW WE ARE OFFERING A WHOLE LOT MORE! Bring this ad in and get a free, small, fresh brewed coffee! Visit us at either location: 1470 Hwy 93/95 Windermere, BC 788-526-0028

7527 Main St. West, #7 Radium, BC 250-347-6567 www.meetonhigherground.com

7513 Main Street W • Radium Hot Springs

250-347-2701

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Citadella Restaurant

Fire’D Up Breakfast Burgers & Pizza

Fully licensed

Fresh food made with fresh ingredients!

Restaurant & Lounge June – September Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dinner: open 5 p.m. daily

Highway 93, Radium Hot Springs, B.C. Austrian and continental cuisine. Schnitzel, steak, seafood, homemade pasta and desserts.

Daily 3-course dinner specials Private functions for groups.

For reservations, call 250-347-6553

www.OldSalzburgRestaurant.com

Radium Resort

Put the trail to your test Golf 8 Courses between radium hot springs and Fairmont hot springs – just 35 minutes apart!

GOLF TRAIL

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Top 100

Book tee times and more today: ColumbiaValleyGolfTrail.com/radium

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Kootenay National Park One of the highlights of spending time in the Village of Radium Hot Springs is easy access to the wonders of Kootenay National Park. Kootenay is part of the traditional lands of the Ktunaxa and Shuswap First Nations and was designated a national park in 1920. The park’s ecology, climate and geography are extremely diverse. Glacier peaks line the continental divide in the north, while the southern semi-arid grasslands provide a warm, dry home for tiny prickly pear cacti. 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. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore Kootenay to their heart’s content. The park boasts a variety of picnicking sites, hiking trails, breathtaking viewpoints, hidden backcountry treasures, three seasonal campgrounds and its famous Radium Hot Springs pools. During the summer, Parks Canada interpreters lead guided hikes to the Stanley Glacier Fossil Site and offer hands-on learning programs.

Kootenay National Park Photo by Alan Dibb/Parks Canada

A highlight of a visit to 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. Near the turn of the 20th century, an analysis of the spring’s water found harmless traces of radon — a product of radium decomposition — giving the hot springs their name. A daily or annual pass is required when stopping in the mountain national parks. The money collected goes toward park improvements, trail maintenance, interpretation and information services. Camping requires separate permits. A National Parks fishing licence is required for all anglers. Park entry passes and fishing permits can be purchased from the park entry gate or the Kootenay National Park Visitor Centre. For more information about Kootenay National Park, please visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/kootenay. To plan your visit to the Radium Hot Springs pools, please go to www.hotsprings.ca.

Golf and Vacation Packages 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 variety of rooms to meet all your needs. 4873 Stanley St. Radium Hot Springs, BC Canada V0A 1M0 Ph: 1·800·858·1155 Toll free or www.radiumparkinn.com 22 • R a dium H o t Spr i n g s Vi s i t o r G u i d e 2 0 1 4 /2 01 5

available at invermereresort.com 1.866.822.2666

Resort Sales lakewindermereresort.com 1.888.341.3466


the home of a thousand faces Radium Hot Springs mineral pools Photos by Parks Canada

Looking for a most unique experience? Have a look and meet Radium’s most colourful resident and artist. You will be amazed at the spectacular array of carvings, from the smallest to the largest, they all have their own distinct character.

Madsen Rd and Hwy 93 www.radiumwoodcarver.com (250) 347-9208

Have you ever wanted to spend the day fishing in the Columbia Valley but just don’t know where to go or have the proper equipment? Let Reel Axe Adventures be your guides. Reel Axe Adventures offers 7 different half and full day fishing excursions and 1, 2 and 3 day expedition’s complete with use of equipment, and tackle, a cooler with ice to safely transport your catch of the day, and transportation to the launch area. In Summer, both full and half day fishing excursions take place aboard the “Sunny Mañana” our spacious and comfortable pontoon boat. Overnight expeditions take place on along the Mighty Columbia River, spend the day traversing from our Jon Boats, and night camping along the river banks. December through March rent one of our ice fishing huts on Lake Windermere. Each hut is equipped with everything needed to stay warm and comfortable even on the coldest winter day.

For more information on Reel Axe Adventures visit us at · www.reelaxeadventures.com

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Travel the Columbia Valley Golf Trail

17th green at The Springs, Radium Hot Springs

The Columbia Valley Golf Trail is home to eight golf courses located between Radium Hot Springs and Fairmont Hot Springs in the Columbia Valley region of British Columbia. The Trail’s spectacular courses each offer unique golf experiences — from charming to world class, and all within a 40-minute drive. At the north end of the trail on Highway 93/95 is the Village of Radium Hot Springs, where you will find The Springs at Radium and the Radium Resort Course. Drive south for 15 minutes through the valley towards Invermere on the Lake to reach Eagle Ranch, Copper Point and The Ridge at Copper Point. Windermere Valley is approximately five minutes south of Invermere on the highway. At the southernmost end of the trail about 15 minutes from Invermere, you’ll find Riverside and Mountainside golf courses located in the quaint village of Fairmont Hot Springs. The Springs at Radium has earned its reputation as one of Canada’s premier golf destinations. Recently ranked in the top 59 of Canadian public courses and featuring go-forbroke par-5s, heroic tee shots over ravines, and a terrific quartet of par-3s, this compelling layout never gets old. The Springs Course offers exceptional golf in a spectacular and dramatic setting. Radium Resort is cut out of an alpine forest and features tight, tree-lined fairways, undulating greens and dramatic elevation changes. The Resort Course also features three new holes that opened in the summer of 2012. The course can be forgiving to the average golfer — just like you would expect from an old friend — but it offers challenges for the low handicapper. Eagle Ranch Resort engages you in unique experiences that far transcend the ordinary. The Resort’s centrepiece — eighteen magical holes of golf with open fairways and 360-degree views of the valley — is perched along ancient bluffs overlooking the Columbia River, a stirring setting made even more dramatic by its Rocky and Purcell Mountain views. Eagle Ranch consistently receives high ranking among the top 100 courses in Canada and the top 59 Canadian public courses. Copper Point — The Point is a natural, lay-of-the-land 24 • R a dium H o t Spr i n g s Vi s i t o r G u i d e 2 0 1 4 /2 01 5

route with numerous classic elements, such as roughly hewn bunkers and excellent use of existing hills and ravines. The architectural merit of this design warrants play on its own. But what will really sell you on Copper Point is the pristine setting, beautiful conditions and complete amenities — not to mention the spectacular views of the Kootenay Rockies from nearly every hole. Copper Point — The Ridge takes full advantage of the character-filled terrain it’s situated on. The innovative design features full length par-3 and par-4 holes that maintain the perfect blend of playability and challenge, appealing to every level of golfer. The course wraps around the spectacular new Copper Point Resort, offering magnificent views in every direction. Windermere Valley exudes those rare elements of total relaxation and unpretentious golf in a first-rate setting. While Windermere may be shorter than average in length, it’s definitely not short on character or beauty. The picturesque valley location and wonderful conditioning will ensure golfers of all skill levels will have fun. With excellent teaching programs, a fully stocked pro shop, a restaurant, and a laid-back atmosphere that will definitely win you over, Windermere makes for an extremely enjoyable golf experience. Mountainside Golf Course, which is part of Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, has been satisfying guests for over 40 years. The course is pressed against the sunny, west-facing slopes of the Rockies, with velvety fairways and a host of riveting holes that will test every club in your bag. As one of the original golf courses in the Valley, Mountainside has been the proud recipient of numerous accolades and awards. Also in Fairmont Hot Springs is Riverside Golf Course. “A river runs through it” truly describes this spectacular course located near the headwaters of the mighty Columbia River. The river meanders gracefully throughout the contemporary course, which is laced with memorable golf holes that showcase the striking nature of this property. Between the golf courses you are sure to discover warm water lakes, beautiful beaches, hot springs, adventure and... a great golf vacation!


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Spur Valley Golf Resort

4825 Luxor Station Road, Spur Valley 250-347-6500 www.spurvalley.com

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Eagle Ranch Resort

9581 Eagle Ranch Trail, Invermere 1-877-877-3889 • 250-342-0562 eagleranchresort.com

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Copper Point Golf Course 651 Hwy #93/95 Invermere 1-877-418-4653 • 250-341-3392 copperpointgolf.com

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Windermere Valley Golf Course

1881 Windermere Loop Road, Windermere 250-342-3004 windermerevalleygolfcourse.com

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Hot Springs Road, Fairmont Hot Springs 1-800-665-2112 • 250-345-6514 fairmonthotsprings.com

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5097 Riverview Road, Fairmont Hot Springs 1-800-665-2112 • 250-345-6346, ext. 22 fairmonthotsprings.com

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Hiking around Radium

Redstreak Trail Photo by Kris McCauley

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):

Sinclair Falls Photo by Kathy Darwent

Radium Hot Springs and the surrounding area’s diverse geographical features create some exceptional hiking 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 you are an experienced backcountry enthusiast, the area has trails and trips that fit any skill level. The Radium Hot Springs region is a mecca for hiking and backcountry trips. Your options are unlimited with many access points leaving right from town. Popular short day hikes near Radium include the Old Coach Trail, Juniper Trail (in Kootenay National Park) together with the Redstreak Campground Trail (also in the park) or 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 Centre staff member 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; the weather in the mountains can change quickly. Pack adequate food, water and clothing for the hike you have selected, and be prepared for emergencies by always carrying a First Aid kit. And don’t forget to be bear aware! Carry bear spray and know how to use it.

A short 3.5-kilometre round 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: Park 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: Park at the hot pools parking lot, take the old access road to Radium Lodge and the trailhead is on the left.

Redstreak Campground Trail (KNP): The opposite side of the Juniper Trail that leads to Redstreak Campground. 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. R adium Ho t Spr ings Visito r Guide 2 0 1 4/ 2015 • 27


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

We’re Open 7 Days a Week 8 am - 9 pm Thurs - Sun 8 am - 10 pm Fri and Sat

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

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scott@rockieswest.com Cell: 250-342-5889 Toll-Free: 1-877-347-6838

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Paragliders above Radium Photo by Kara Cassidy/Tourism Radium

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

• Gas • Propane • Diesel • Tires • Batteries

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

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Activities and Services

Photo by Kris McCauley

Bare Hands Day Spa 7393 Main Street West, Radium Hot Springs Best Western Plus Prestige Inn 250-347-2121 barehandsdayspa.ca 250-347-6721

Lake Windermere Rod & Gun 7546 Main Street East, Radium Hot Springs lwdrodgun.com 250-341-3254

Bighorn Meadows Resort • Luxury Resorts West

Mountainside Market

#10 Bighorn Meadows Boulevard, Radium Hot Springs bighornmeadows.ca 250-347-6907

7546 Main Street East, Radium Hot Springs Radium Hot Springs 250-347-9600

Blessings Thrift Store

Radium Bighorn Gift & Souvenir

#4 - 7553 Main Street West Radium Hot Springs

250-347-9937

Canadian Rockies Hot Springs (Radium Hot Springs Mineral Pools) Radium Hot Springs hotsprings.ca

250-347-9485 800-767-1611

Madsen Road & Hwy #93, Radium Hot Springs radiumwoodcarver.com 250-347-9208

Reel Axe Adventures 403-239-1952 877-347-6838

Gerry’s Gelati & Mini Golf 4951 Hwy #93/95, Radium Hot Springs gerrysgelati.com

778-527-0027

Radium Woodcarver

Elk Park Ranch (Schickendanz West) Radium Hot Springs elkparkranch.com

7535 Main Street, Radium Hot Springs Radium Hot Springs

Dry Gulch reelaxeadventures.com

250-409-4276 250-688-5626

Rising Sun Massage & Spa 250-341-1201

Radium Resort 8100 Golf Course Road Radium Hot Springs • radiumresort.com

250-341-5668 250-347-9311

Kootenay National Park Visitor Information Centre

Scott Sauermann, Royal Lepage

7556 Main Street East, Radium Hot Springs 250-347-9505 pc.gc.ca 888-773-8888

Radium Hot Springs columbiavalley.info

Kootenay Savings Credit Union

Village of Radium Hot Springs

7517 Main Street West, Radium Hot Springs kscu.com 250-342-2290

4836 Radium Boulevard, Radium Hot Springs radiumhotsprings.ca 250-347-6455

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Visit Invermere & Panorama Just a few kilometres south of the Village of Radium Hot Springs are the stunning communities of Invermere on the Lake and Panorama Mountain Village. Both provide a wealth of year-round activities for all ages and inclinations. When visiting Invermere, rent canoes, kayaks or paddleboards and catch a guided trip down the Columbia River from Invermere to Radium. While visiting Panorama, you can enjoy horseback riding, whitewater rafting, backcountry ATV and snowmobile tours with Toby Creek Adventures. Or ride the Mile 1 chair lift and spend your day hiking and sightseeing. There truly is something for everyone. Visiting in the summer? Both Invermere and Panorama host great annual events. Don’t miss the weekly Invermere Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. then spend your Saturday morning strolling along Invermere’s vibrant Main Street enjoying the many shops, cafes and galleries. For complete event listings for both Invermere and

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Panorama, visit our website: www.InvermerePanorama.com. There are many excellent visitor overnight lodging options in both Invermere and Panorama. While in the area, you will find a variety of pubs and cafes, fine dining, and family restaurants. The culinary scene in Invermere and Panorama offers something for every pallet. Check out Strand’s Old House Restaurant, Safta’s or Birchwood Restaurant, all located in downtown Invermere. On the mountain at Panorama, check out the new clubhouse at Greywolf Golf Course, T-Bar and Grill, and Wildfire Rustic Grill. All are classic favourites. In the winter, Panorama Mountain Village is a great stop on the “Powder Highway” and boasts one of the largest vertical ski areas in North America. Free shuttles run to and from Invermere all winter long. Panorama is also a great base for heli skiing and snowmobile tours. In Invermere, don’t miss the chance to experience the Lake Windermere Whiteway ski and ice skate trails. For more information on lodging, activities and community and events, visit www.InvermerePanorama.com.

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Nipika Mountain Resort Nipika Mountain Resort, situated on the boundary of Kootenay National Park near Radium Hot Springs, is ideally located for those who wish to explore the Canadian Rockies and experience the surrounding natural setting. Nipika Mountain Resort is open year-round, and with 1,500 acres of wilderness offers guests a variety of summer and winter outdoor activities. The resort’s scenic trails stretch over 100 kilometres (62 miles), with 50 kilometres (31 miles) of groomed ski trails ideal for cross country skiing, and another 50 kilometres of single track perfect for snowshoeing, mountain biking and hiking. The pristine natural setting is just right for birding and wildlife viewing, and taking time out as a retreat for relaxing. Nipika Mountain Resort Facilities & Activities At the end of day after exploring the area, guests are welcome to use the wood-fired hot tub and sauna to relax and rejuvenate. Nipika also offers conference facilities catering to private occasions such as weddings, banquets and meetings. Nipika is pet-friendly and welcomes all furry guests to its resort, and can even accommodate horses. The resort’s stables offer all the amenities for boarding a horse, including individual stalls and a tack room. The eco-friendly resort is solar-powered utilizing green technologies and principles in maintaining the cabins. While Internet and a satellite phone service are available, please note there is no service for cell phones in this remote location. Nipika offers a range of rental equipment such as mountain bikes and helmets, canoes, snowshoes, cross country skis, boots and poles. Our year-round schedule of guided outdoor activities caters to adventurers and naturalists alike. There is always something to do while at Nipika Mountain Resort. Nipika Mountain Resort Accommodation Whether seeking tranquility or adventure, Nipika’s ecofriendly log cabins are designed to operate in harmony with its wilderness location while ensuring guests enjoy a comfortable stay. With views of the Rockies, the classic rustic decor complements the mountain setting in the Rocky Mountain Cabin. This cabin can easily accommodate up to 13 people. It has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a full kitchen, dining room and a spacious Great Room with a stone fireplace. A barbecue is available on the porch. There are nine Nipika Log Cabins differing in size, accommodating anywhere from one to thirteen persons. All cabins have bedrooms and private bathrooms, hide-a-beds, full kitchens, living/dining rooms, wood-burning stoves and barbecues on the porch or balcony. Find out more by visiting www.nipika.com.

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Licensed Entertainment Take-out Specialty Coffee Wheelchair access Children's menu Patio Air conditioned Seasonal

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Fairmont Hot Springs Resort 250-345-6000 • 800-663-4979 fairmonthotsprings.com

Incredible Mtn. Tours and Cabins 250-347-9017 • 250-342-5650 imtours.ca

Lake Windermere Pointe 866-341-3466 lakewindermerepointe.com

Nipika Mountain Resort 250-342-6516 nipika.com

Panorama Mountain Village 250-342-6941 • 800-663-2929 panoramaresort.com

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Travel Guide for Radium Hot Springs and area. Everything to see and do including hiking, golf, events, Kootenay National Park.