22 Sep 2019 - 23 Sep 2019
2 guests - 1 room
I really like going to hot springs and soaking my troubles away. Radium Hot Springs is a bit of a hike from Banff, but I have previously made this worthwhile trip from my accomodation at the Storm Mountain Lodge. The bonus is a beautifull drive (and maybe even a side hike) through Kootenay National Park. Radium Hot Springs was so named because of small traces of Radon in the water. The first analysis of the water from the springs, undertaken by McGill University in 1914, disclosed that it was radio-active, more so than the famous springs at Bath, England. A scheme to bottle and sell the water from the Radium Hot Springs was almost carried out in the early 1900's because it was thought to have therapeutic and medicinal value. The hot spring pool is reportedly the largest in Canada. There's also a cooler pool for the kids. Once you're in, you'll notice a sheer rock wall that rises above the pool. Maybe you'll even see a bighorn sheep within the Sinclair canyon!
Played my gone course today, great conditions and always a fun activity if you have two hours :)
I love that there's a cold pool for the summer as well as the hot springs for the winter, best of both worlds !
The village got its name because there are natural hot springs. It is pretty much an all year resort for golf, hiking, the nearby lake activities and in the winter skiing and of course, soaking in the hot springs which are now aided by heated water.