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Radium Hot Springs

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Radium Hot Springs is on the boundary of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Included in this conglomeration of Canada's most spectacular protected areas are Kootenay National Park, which starts at the edge of the village, and Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park, which shares a boundary with Kootenay National Park to the northeast.

Kootenay National Park

Initially known as the Highway Park, it was comprised of 8km/5mi of land on either side of a rough gravel trail through the wilderness. Kootenay National Park was established in 1920 as part of a federal/provincial deal to build the first motor road across the Canadian Rockies - from the Windermere Valley to Banff in Alberta.

The completion of the road in 1922 meant that for the first time, visitors could drive into the wilderness in the questionable comfort of their Ford Model Ts.

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Bugaboo Provincial Park - Radium Hot Springs

Gravel Road Off Hwy 95
Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia
V0A 1M0
Websitehttp://www.bcparks.ca
Toll-free800-663-7867
Phone604-660-2421

This park situated in the Purcell Mountains of southeast British Columbia continues to draw climbers from around the world to its airy, glacier sculpted granite spires. With many peaks over 3,000 m the Bugaboo's offer awe-inspiring mountain & glacier terrain. Great location for climbing, hiking & horseback riding trails.

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Kootenay National Park - Radium Hot Springs

Kootenay National Park
Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia
V0A 1M0
Websitehttp://www.parkscanada.gc.ca/kootenay
Toll-free
Phone250-347-9505

Kootenay National Park is a land of startling contrasts. From glaciers to grasslands, broad vistas to narrow canyons, icy rivers to steamy hot springs - this place has it all!

Every twist and turn of the historic Banff-Windermere highway reveals something interesting to explore: Camp in comfort in one of Kootenay's new oTENTik tent-cabins. Relax and soak in some history at the famous Radium Hot Springs Pools. Marvel at the dramatic colours and sounds of Marble Canyon as you crisscross a narrow gorge and wander into the heart of a recent wildfire. Grab your backpack and lace up your hiking boots for an epic multi-day adventure on the Rockwall Trail or watch the 'slow fireworks' of colourful wildflowers along the Stanley Glacier Trail.

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Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park - Radium Hot Springs

48 Km SW Of Banff
Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia
V0A 1M0
Websitehttp://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/mt_assiniboine/
Toll-free
Phone250-489-8581

Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park offers hiking, mountain climbing, wilderness camping & spectacular mountain scenery for backcountry hikers, horseback riders & cross-country skiers. No roads penetrate this unspoiled wilderness, with trails providing the only land access.

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