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The Village of Radium Hot Springs is the mountain vacation destination you’ve dreamed of.

Bordered by the upper Columbia River on the west and Kootenay National Park on the east, its scenery, everywhere you look, is absolutely breath-taking.

Its official opening on June 30, 1923 marked the beginning of the tourism industry in the Columbia Valley and for that reason alone, the history of this road is a tale worth noting. It is a story of First Nations and mountaineers, of hard labor by men and horses as they cleared the forests and carved the road, literally out of the sides of the mountains.

The final descent into the Columbia Valley and Radium Hot Springs BC is through the spectacular Sinclair Canyon. This narrow passageway was widened with pick axes, shovels and dynamite. A wooden bridge was built over the creek with a single lane created for vehicles.

The Village

The sidewalks in the Village of Radium Hot Springs are quite, pleasant and easy to walk.  The light posts are adorned with flowers and flags and based in landscaped stones. It doesn’t take long to get from one end to the other but the outside market provides a good distraction. Local artisans proudly display their works while live music fill the streets.

The Hot Springs

The name ‘Radium Hot Springs’ came from the discovery, in 1913, that the water in the now world-famous open-air, odorless mineral pools contained radium. Thousands come annually to bathe in the warm waters, surrounded by the natural rock walls. There’s no place better to soak your tired muscles at the end of a busy day.

Accommodation

Tourist accommodation in Radium Hot Springs is plentiful, with a major hotel, several motels, campgrounds, cabins, timeshares or B & B’s. There’s nothing better than a Radium Hot Springs vacation.

Wildlife

In autumn, hundreds of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep descend from the higher elevations into the village where they make their winter homes. You will see them wandering across the roads and dining on the lawns of the residents. Drivers are urged to be ever alert for the animals.

In Kootenay National Park, you may come across bears, white-tailed deer, moose, wolves, coyotes, and other species.

Dining

You can enjoy a variety of dining experiences in Radium, everything from a freshly-brewed cup of locally roasted coffee in a quaint café, to a delicious pizza, a great burger or authentic European cuisine. If you decide to eat in, everything you need can be found at the Mountainside Market.

Recreation

Every outdoor recreational activity is available in Radium Hot Springs or the area. Pack up your skis in winter or your golf clubs in summer, but be sure to add a pair of walking shoes and don’t forget to bring your camera!

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Green space a priority.

The design of the community and each of its individual mountain-contemporary homes, places an emphasis on green space. The Residences overlook the beautifully manicured green expanse of the 9th and 10th fairways on the Springs golf course. The lawns are interlaced with pedestrian walkways and showcase water features, benches and indigenous plantings, resulting in a peaceful atmosphere that invites relaxation and quiet contemplation, a much-needed contrast to a busy life in the city.

Special care was given to preserve the view lines from each residence. Every home for sale in the community is designed and situated on the property in such a way as to blend functional living spaces with the surrounding environment. Utilitarian parking areas are kept out of sight so vehicle traffic is minimized.

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THE RESIDENCES

With a breathtaking mountain backdrop and nature at your front door, the peaceful atmosphere of Bighorn Meadows Resort makes it just the place to unwind and let the cares of your busy life drop away for a little while.

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RESORT AMENITIES

The Village of Radium Hot Springs is the mountain vacation destination you’ve dreamed of. Bordered by the upper Columbia River on the west and Kootenay National Park on the east, its scenery, everywhere you look, is absolutely breath-taking.

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THINGS TO DO

There are so many things to do in Columbia Valley and Radium Hot Springs! For a Fairmount getaway, we have a lot to experience.

Experience Bighorn Meadows Resort community lifestyle for yourself.

Stop for a moment and listen to a birdsong, watch an eagle soaring overhead, view wildlife right outside your door and feel the soft mountain breezes.  You will find it all at Bighorn Meadows Resort.

Own in this stunning resort community in Radium Hot Springs, near Invermere and Fairmont to relax and refresh your body and mind whenever you choose.  We sell full or fractional real estate options in our completely managed community of vacation homes.  Contact us today to learn more about ownership options, owner programs and rental revenue potential!

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