Radium Hot Springs – Kootenay National Park - Hiking British Columbia

 

Radium Hot Springs soothe the body above Radium in British Columbia, Canada.

 

 

The clear, bright day is ideal for the three hour road trip from Calgary, Alberta to Radium, British ColumbiaCanada.  After a stop for a photo opportunity of Castle Mountain at Castle Junction, Hwy 93 south will proceed to Radium on winding, roller-coaster highway across the Continental Divide and through Kootenay National Park in British Columbia.

 

Radium Hot Springs – Radium, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada Morning light on Castle Mountain at Castle Junction

 

Radium Hot Springs – Radium, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada Snow bumps foreground with a mountain behind trees

 

 

 

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Views from high points are breathtaking.  In Radium, some light hiking on Redstreak Mountain provides panoramic views across the mountain-surrounded town.

 

Radium Hot Springs – Radium, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada Crow

 

Radium Hot Springs – Radium, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada Winter on the way to Radium, British Columbia, Canada

 

Radium Hot Springs – Radium, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada Mountain view across the valley

 

Radium Hot Springs – Radium, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada Says it all at the entrance to Radium

 

Radium Hot Springs – Radium, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada Looking down on Radium, British Columbia, Canada

 

A soak in Radium Hot Springs is mandatory and on the drive back across the Continental Divide a stop just south of Castle Junction initiates a short, scenic hike across the suspension foot-bridge to the snowbound Paint Pots.

 

Radium Hot Springs – Radium, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada Mist and ice over Radium Hot Springs, Radium, British Columbia, Canada

 

Radium Hot Springs – Radium, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada Hiking into the snowbound Paint Pots

 

Radium Hot Springs – Radium, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada Ice under the bridge leading to the Paint Pots

 

Radium Hot Springs – Radium, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada Ice in the creek with mountains in the background

 

On the return drive to Calgary the opportunity is taken to capture an image of Mount Rundle, across the Vermilion Lakes in afternoon sun.

 

Radium Hot Springs – Radium, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada Mount Rundle over frozen Vermilion Lakes in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

 

 

 

 

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