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Kootenay and Columbia Valley (Highway 93 and 95)

If you planning to come to Golden via Highway 93 or 95 then you are going to have so many roadside attractions to choose from. 

Kootenay National Park (Via Highway 93)

Marble Canyon trail

Admire the shapes and sounds of carved chasms as you hike along the trail. Relax in the Red Chairs at the end.  (1.6 km return, 20 m elevation gain)

Paint Pots trail

An easy walk takes you to three iron-rich mineral springs that stain the surrounding earth a vibrant ochre colour.

Kootenay Valley Viewpoint

Descend to Swede Creek, then continue along to the banks of a quiet lake encircled by forest.

Sinclair Canyon

Shorter interpretive trails provide an opportunity to take a stroll while learning about the unique mountain habitat. 

Radium Hotsprings (Currently closed)

Relax in the soothing mineral water at the Radium Hot Springs Pools. From here gaze up, way up at the Sinclair Canyon’s rock cliffs and see if you can spot on of the bighorn sheep who call this special place home.

Columbia Valley (Via Highway 95)

The Columbia Wetlands 

The longest protected intact wetlands in North America and home to over 300 species of mammals and birds.  Various stops along the way provide access to wildlife viewing, and water activities.  For more information visit Columbia River and Wetlands.

Worlds Largest Paddle 

Based on an actual paddle, this proportionally correct monolith is scaled up 13 times to over 60 feet.  For more information visit Worlds Largest Paddle.