Rich and Cindy Ackman Alaska Trip 2018 travel blog

Radium Springs 1

Sinclair Falls

Sinclair Creek

Mountain Hike

Radium Hot Springs Pool

Sinclair Canyon

Trip to Banff

Trip to Banff 2

Joey getting a drink

Trip to Banff 3

Canadian Prairie Dogs

Trip to Banff 4

Trip to Banff 5


Great drive into Canada and our first stop at Radium Hot Springs. The farther north we go, the mountains seem to get bigger. Radium is a quaint little town. It is the gateway to the Kootenay National Park. We had a fun day just relaxing. The second day we took a hike down Sinclair Canyon to see the falls. Then we decided to hike a little further to a lodge that was only 2.6 km away. What we didn’t know is that it was up a mountainside. Once we got up there we still had another 3 km back to the scooter. We had no water with us and naturally I was hiking in my sandals. Cindy, my guide, was pretty good about the whole thing. She never cried once and there was just a small amount of whining toward the end. Way too much for a couple of old timers. We made it but we both required some serious nap time.

We stopped to see the hot springs but decided not to swim. The water really is amazing. No oder or color. Just crystal clear and 113 degrees.

We’re really seeing a difference of daylight hours now. It gets dark at about 11:00 p.m. and the sun comes up at about 4:30 a.m.

After three days in Radium, we set out on Rt. 93 through Kootenay National Park on our way to Banff AB. The mountains just keep getting better.

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