Hotel at a Glance: Rocky Mountain Springs Lodge
At Rocky Mountain Springs Lodge, guests are treated to a "million-dollar view" of the Canadian Rockies—as well as an aerial perspective of Radium Hot Springs nestled in the valley below—from the hotel's outdoor patio and guest rooms' private balconies. To see the town's namesake natural springs, hop on a hiking trail that begins on the property; a 45-minute walk or 5-minute drive will get you there.
- Wildlife encounters: Bighorn sheep and deer frequently wander through the property.
- Wake up to complimentary housemade breakfast each morning.
- Hearty Hungarian fare: Enjoy beef stroganoff and wiener schnitzel at the onsite Citadella Restaurant. Select options include a three-course meal and wine.
- In-room amenities: private balcony, refrigerator, microwave, kitchen table, cable TV, air conditioning, and WiFi
Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia: Gateway to the Canadian Rockies
Radium is a gateway into the southern entrance of Kootenay National Park, which is often less crowded than nearby Banff National Park, though no less spectacular. It's diverse, too—snow-capped peaks line the Continental Divide, and blooming cacti populate its semiarid grasslands.
You can hike, mountain bike, horseback ride, swim, fish, and canoe within the park's borders. On the 1-mile (1.6 km) round-trip Marble Canyon trail, you'll traverse a footbridge across a deep-and-narrow canyon, crisscrossing Tokumm Creek. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as mule and white-tailed deer, bears, and elk, all of which are frequently seen in the Columbia Valley.