Find your Peace in the Village of Radium Hot Springs!
“The sidewalks in the Village of Radium Hot Springs are quiet, 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.”
Join us on a morning stroll through the Village of Radium Hot Springs. A freshly brewed coffee is hard to resist from the local coffee shop, and a surprisingly good selection of souvenirs for such a small community. We picked up a perfectly intact board game of Monopoly at the local thrift store, with a plan to play it after a trip to the hot springs.
Free and abundant parking separates The Village of Radium Hot Springs from many other resort downtowns. It’s not a big place but it is nice to have everything you need right there. We decided to venture to the Stations of the Cross, overlooking the peaceful community. From the Stations we stroll to the Radium Hot Springs Visitor Centre where both Parks Canada and Chamber of Commerce employees cater to the questions of thousands of tourists a year. It’s a good spot for kids as there are several interpretive stations that educate and entertain at the same time.
The sidewalks in the Village of Radium Hot Springs are quiet, 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 display their works and even more treats are bought.
Our final destination on our morning stroll through the Village of Radium Hot Springs is the mini golf course up the canyon but not before a stop at the Wood Carver’s ‘house.’ This is a place that specializes in bizarre gags and posted comments but there’s a heartfelt warmness to the obscurity. The carver himself welcomes us in after paying a fee to what is essentially his own art gallery of wood spirit carvings. It’s unique, and the kids get to feed the goats through the fence.
As far as difficulty and aesthetics go, the mini putt course has got some game. After stopping for an authentic Mexican meal in the shared building we bought a round and found the challenge quite amusing. The sheep wander through the streets beside us in the middle of our round and no matter how many times we see these majestic animals we can’t help but stand in awe at their presence.
After golfing, we finally deliver on our ice cream promise and we take in the sunset with a few others who are doing the exact same thing. We marvel at all the people taking pictures of the sheep. Eventually we leisurely make our way back down the hill to our motel. 15 minutes later we’re packing our swim bags for a quick dip in the hot pools. If that doesn’t tire them out, then we’ll have to make good on a game of Monopoly. Such is life in the Village of Radium Hot Springs.
Radium…find your peace!
Village of Radium Hot Springs Map