From Kootenay National Park, drive through Sinclair Canyon’s narrow gorge and enter the charming mountain community of Radium Hot Springs.
The Village of Radium is a true resort, since attracting and keeping visitors is the village council’s mandate. A full range of services is offered here with hotels and motels, restaurants, shops and world-class golf courses. A number of large real estate condominium projects are attracting second homeowners from around the world.
The area is justly famous for its hot springs within the boundaries of the national park. While soaking in the odourless mineral hot springs, you may spot a flock of mountain sheep grazing on the steep hillsides – a favourite subject for amateur photographers.
The community is striving to be “walkable,” meaning that you can park your car and walk everywhere. Make sure you drop in at the Visitor Information Centre operated by Parks Canada and the Radium Chamber of Commerce. It’s the building at the end of main street, marked by a bronze sculpture of Radium’s signature mountain sheep.
Text provided courtesy of the Columbia Valley Pioneer. Photo courtesy Raven Media. Maps provided courtesy of and copyright the Columbia Valley Map Book.