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					  British Columbia’s
Mountain Playground
                                                        Golden Triangle
                                            This Circle Tour features the Kootenay Rockies and
                                                      three Canadian National Parks
                                     After a day or two of        highest, the Natural         Radium's natural springs
                                     exploring Calgary, it is     Bridge, Emerald Lake         were used by the Ktu-
                                     time to travel west on       and the over 500 million     naxa people for centu-
                                     Highway #1 to Banff.         year old Burgess Shale.      ries before the arrival of
                                     Along Highway #1 there       The quaint village of        the Europeans in the
                                     are two recommended          Field features an excel-     1840's. Set amidst the
                                     stops, Kananaskis and        lent Visitor Info Centre     spectacular walls of Sin-
                                     Canmore. Once you            just off the TransCanada     clair Canyon, the dra-
                                     reach the Park's gates,      Highway and is also          matic     scenery     and
                                     Banff is only minutes        home to many artisans        soothing water combine
                                     away.                        whose works can be           to rejuvenate and bring
                                                                  found in this picturesque    peace of mind to all
                                     There is a lot to see and    place.                       that use them.
                   Golden Triangle



                                     do! The downtown cen-
                                     tre is full of shops, pubs   Midway between Yoho          After a relaxing soak or
                                     and restaurants for you      and Glacier National         massage at Radium's
                                     to discover.      Some of    Parks, you’re in the         natural hot pools, it is
                                     the major attractions        heart of Kicking Horse       time to begin travelling
                                     include, Cave & Basin        Country. The mountain-       to Calgary, AB (via
                                     Historical           Site    ous town of Golden is        Banff).
                                     (birthplace of Canada's      situated at the conflu-
KOOTENAY ROCKIES




                                     first national park); the    ence of the Kicking          From Radium, head
                                     Whyte          Museum        Horse and Columbia Riv-      north on Highway #93
                                     (archives of the Cana-       ers and is a centre for      through Kootenay and
                                     dian Rockies); Sulphur       outdoor     adventure.       Banff National Parks.
                                     Mountain Gondola; Bow        Year-round activities can
                                     Falls; Banff's Upper         be accessed from white-      Along this route there
                                     natural Hot Springs;         water rafting excitement     are several points of
                                     Lake Minnewanka (Boat        to serene backcountry        interest and short hikes
                                     Tours to Devil's Gap);       lodging. Wildlife view-      from Highway #93. A
                                     Cascade Gardens; and         ing opportunities abound     few include, Kootenay
                                     the Luxton Museum.           along the 150 km (90 mi)     Valley (viewpoint of the
                                                                  long Columbia Wetland        Kootenay River Valley);
                                     From Banff, head north       habitat paralleling Hwy      Vermilion Crossing (day-
                                     on Highway #1 to Lake        #95 south from Golden.       use picnic area) and
                                     Louise,    then     west     Wetland Tours are also       Paint Pots (iron-rich
                                     through Yoho National        available in Golden &        pools,    staining   the
                                     Park to Golden. For a        Radium.                      earth); and the Conti-
                                     more scenic drive follow                                  nental Divide (dividing
                                     Highway #1A the Bow          From     Golden,     head    the lines between the
                                     Valley Parkway from          south on Highway #95 to      Pacific and Atlantic wa-
                                     Banff to Lake Louise.        the community of Ra-         tersheds).
                                                                  dium Hot Springs. The
                                     Yoho National Park is a      natural     hot     pools    Continue on until you
                                     stunning 1,310 sq km         (located just inside the     reach Highway #1, then
                                     (507 sq mi) park offering    Kootenay National Park       head east to Calgary,
                                     attractions such as the      gates), are the second       AB.
                                     Spiral Tunnel, Takakkaw      largest pools in the area.
                                     Falls – one of Canada’s
Number of Days                                 4 Days/3 Nights

Tour Distance                                  315 km/190 mi
Day 1: Calgary to Banff                        1 1/2 Hour Drive
Day 2: Banff to Golden                         2 Hour Drive                    1905 Warren Avenue
Day 3: Golden to Radium Hot Springs            1 1/2 Hour Drive               Kimberley, BC V1A 1S2
Day 4: Radium to Calgary                       3 Hour Drive                         CANADA

                                                                                 Ph: 250.427.4838
Special Interest
                                                                                 Fx: 250.427.3344
Banff—Whyte Museum, Sulphur Mtn Gondola, Boat Tours to Devil’s Gap
                                                                            Info@KootenayRockies.com
 (Lake Minnewanka), Cascade Gardens, Upper Banff Hot Springs,                  KootenayRockies.com
 Cascade Gardens and much more
Golden—Kicking Horse Mtn Resort/Gondola, Columbia Wetlands,                     Itinerary Planning:
 Outdoor Activities (skiing, whitewater rafting, para-gliding,            KootenayRockies.com/itineraries
 hiking, mountain biking, fishing, snowmobiling & much more)
Kootenay National Park— Kootenay Valley, Vermilion Crossing, Paint Pots
 and the Continental Divide
Radium—Natural Hot Springs/Pool, Sinclair Canyon
Yoho National Park—Lake O’Hara, Spiral Tunnel, Takakkaw Falls,            The myTrip tool from the web-
  Natural Bridge, Emerald Lake, Wapta Falls and Burgess Shale             site, KootenayRockies.com, creates
                                                                          a travel vacation package for you
                                                                          by customizing your preferred
                                                                          activities and services in the
                                                                          Kootenay Rockies region.




This popular cycle and vehicle tour visits three magnificent national parks and features attrac-
tions in Golden and Radium Hot Springs. There is even a special event named after this tour – it
takes place each May holiday weekend where over a hundred cyclists gather to enjoy the Golden
Triangle.




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