The village of Radium Hot Springs is the western gateway to Kootenay National Park and the BC end of the Banff/Windermere Parkway.
People come here for the parks, golfing, hiking, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, and of course, the wonderful, rejuvenating hot springs.
Set at the entrance to Sinclair Canyon on the lower slope of the Rocky Mountains, this small village (population 900) is big on old-fashioned alpine hospitality and charm. With a few notable exceptions, the hotels, motels and restaurants are of similar post WW2 vintage.
Don't be surprised to see large numbers of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep wandering the streets. These spectacular animals spend most of the year grazing in and around the village.