October 26, 2008 | Field Reports >
Radium Hot Springs, Hot Springs
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On recommendation from Brady and Grace at the Kicking Horse Resort in Golden, I headed south to check out the hot springs in Radium and Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park. What a spectacular drive! As I pulled into the village of Radium, I couldn't help but notice I was surrounded by mountain ranges- the Purcell Mountains to the west and the Rocky Mountains to the east. Wow!
The hot springs in Radium are just inside the Kootenay National Park- lots of natural beauty to see there.
Interestingly, the pools in Radium were less rustic than I had assumed but fantastic just the same. Unfortunately, I wasn't permitted to film on the deck of the pools but you'll have to trust me, it was quite nice. After a brief soak in Radium, I was off to the undeveloped hot springs in Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park. Whiteswan Lake hot springs stood in striking contrast to Radium, as they were far more rustic and situated right next to a river- perfect for cooling down after soak in the hot springs. Radium and Whitesawn Lake hot springs were a tough place to leave but I look forward to returning and exploring more of this special part of BC.