Skip to content

Radium Hot Springs

Cranbrook to Radium or Bust

We moseyed our way from Cranbrook to Radium arriving a little after 1 pm. A short, scenic drive.

Our campground, The Canyon RV Resort, is down a long, really steep road. The “prime” campsites abut the Sinclair Creek, a fast flowing, pristine stream that goes through the middle of the campground. We’re in the cheap seats in the balcony row:

It IS in a canyon

 

We’ve experienced some exceptional scenery during our trip, but Holy Cow is this area of Canada beautiful. Many of the streams we drove past were turquoise and there was still snow on some of the mountain peaks.

A Wayside on our Way to Radium

 

Our Campsite . . .

 

. . . and our Neighbors

 

PREPARING FOR BANFF

We’ll be heading to the Trailer Court Campground in Banff on Wednesday, but decided to get the jump on things by purchasing our Parks Canada “passes” . . . actually two annual, over 65, Discover passes . . .

The best bargain for a multi-day park stay

 

We also investigated part of the mountain road to Banff because we were concerned about how steep it was. Turns out, pretty steep.

In less than 10 miles from Radium, the elevation changes from 808 m (2651 ft) to 1480 m (4856 ft) with stretches of grades staring at 11% (yeow!), then 6%, and finally 8%. While it didn’t seem like too much while driving up in our Jeep, our 18-year-old RV handles a bit differently. Though our motorhome’s diesel has enough torque, you have to be very careful not to let the engine overheat. We’ll see tomorrow.

It’s All About the Grade

 

FINALLY . . .

There a good chance we won’t be posting anything while in Banff. There’s no WiFi, our Verizon data is limited, and our HughesNet Gen 5 sat dish may not work up here.

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Mary Hughes #

    Wow.. beautiful surroundings! Enjoy! Mary

    Virus-free. http://www.avast.com

    July 23, 2019
  2. Nj #

    Love what u r doing/seeing! Good to see those places ….calming to me.
    See it all!

    July 23, 2019
  3. Wally #

    I’m with you – that’s a beautiful part of the world. Enjoy your time. Make time to wander up to the Columbia Icefield. It’s a climate change eye opener.

    July 24, 2019

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: