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The Radium Woodcarver

Radium Woodcarver The Radium Woodcarver; if you’re looking for a most unique experience, Stop in, have a look and meet the Columbia Valley’s most colourful resident and artist.

The Radium Woodcarver will amaze you with a spectacular array of carvings, from the smallest to the largest, they all have their own distinct character. His woodcarving have been seen by people around the world and he was featured on the popular TV series “Weird Homes”. You’ll have to come and see for yourself … It’s Worth the Trip!

On entering the Village of Radium Hot Springs from Kootenay National Park, you will immediately notice a number of life-sized wood carvings on the roadside. This is the studio of the Radium Woodcarver, local artist Rolf Heer who carves from stumps, driftwood or any other kind of unique wood found in the Columbia Valley.

The Radium Woodcarvers (Rolf’s) eccentric appearance may fool many into believing he is something he is not. He is a mountain man with a love for nature and art.

Many of the Radium Woodcarvers sculptures are done by a unique carving tool – the Chainsaw!

The Radium Woodcarver has two pet goats that live on the roof of his house and Craft Shop. Complete with all the amenities, their own “goat chalet”, a green meadow, all a goats heart desires, Rolf’s roof provides it all.

He lives and does much of his artwork in the Village of Radium where he is as well known for his chainsaw sculptures as he is for his unique multi-coloured hair and style of dress.


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