It’s not very often that my husband and I get a weekend away just the two of us! We had such a relaxing time in Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia and I can’t wait to tell you all the fun outdoorsy things that you can do during the winter season. Read on to see where we stayed and what we got up to!
We loved our stay at the Bighorn Meadows Resort. I would highly recommend this as a place to stay as a couple or with family. Our 2-bedroom condo was super clean and modern. There was a fully-equipped kitchen, huge master bathroom, a king-sized bed and a cozy fireplace in the living room. That’s all I needed: wine, wifi and Netflix! Trevor and I just couldn’t get over how QUIET it was! The resort is situated on a Springs Golf Course and is just so peaceful. The coolest thing about the Radium is the bighorn sheep that live in the area. The herd of 140 sheep roam throughout the town and can be seen just about everywhere you go. As parents on vacation, we would have been content to have laid in bed all day but we had to explore our beautiful mountain surroundings.
Radium Hot Springs Pools
One thing you don’t want to miss are the Radium Hot Springs Pools. If you’re coming from Calgary, the pools will be the first thing you see when you arrive in the town. They have been part of Canada’s history prior to 1840. It’s pretty interesting how they have evolved over the years and they are still undergoing a major renovation. There is a cold and hot pool and both are still completely accessible. We visited in the afternoon and had the most relaxing time soaking in the warm water, surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains.
After our soak, we grabbed dinner at the locally frequented spot called Horsethief Pub. Such a great spot for food, sports and karaoke!
Invermere is a 15-minute drive from Radium Hot Springs. You may remember that I ventured here this summer on our family weekend in Panorama. It has the cutest Main Street, perfect for a stroll. Grab a coffee and treat from The Invermere Bakery and pop into the locally owned shops. At the end of the main street, you’ll find Kinsmen Beach and Lake Windermere. From here you can access the world’s longest skating trail. It’s over 30 km in length and also offers cross-country skiing trails. It wasn’t cold enough so we weren’t able to walk out onto the ice but we will definitely try next time we are here in the new year. If you’re visiting during the winter, make sure to ski or snowboard at Panorama! And don’t worry, if sports aren’t your thing, you can also walk across frozen Lake Windermere or choose from a variety of hiking trails all around Radium Hot Springs.
Needless to say, we had the most relaxing weekend away. The drive to Radium Hot Springs is one of my favourites and the picturesque landscape will have you pulling over for photo ops!
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Disclaimer: My husband and I received a complimentary visit to Bighorn Meadows Resort to aid me in writing this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.