Points of Interest
The Scenic drive to Toby Creek Adventures is an Adventure of its own. While driving, take in the breathtaking views, mountains larger than sky scrapers along with the wildlife and flora abound.
Visit the Continental Divide
Location: 94 km east of Radium B.C. on Hwy 93 South (map)
Stand on the Continental Divide – the point from which water flows to two different oceans. Stand in two provinces at once. This is the continental spine of western North America. At this location, it separates two watersheds, two provinces, and two national parks.
Hike Stanley Glacier
Location: 95 km east of Radium B.C. on Hwy 93 South (map)
Feeling energetic? Hike the amazing trail of fire and ice to Stanley Glacier. Beginning in an expansive fire swept forest with lodgepole pines and a profusion of wildflowers, this 10 km return (6.3 mile) hike crosses a turquoise river, passes by waterfalls and gives close-up views of the Stanley Glacier. Hidden at the base of Mount Stanley are trilobites, hyolithids, brachiopods, sponges and algaes.
Explore the Paint Pots
Location: 84 km east of Radium B.C. on Hwy 93 South (map)
Stroll along a 2km trail to the Paint Pots, an indigenous cultural site. Snap a photo of the three iron-rich mineral springs that stain the earth red. This unusual orange ochre bed is important to many Aboriginal peoples who gathered the ochre for centuries for use in ceremony and trade. In the early 1900’s ochre was mined and shipped to Calgary, where it was used as a pigment in paint. Remnants of twentieth century mining are still visible along the trail.
Trek Marble Canyon
Location: 87 km east of Radium B.C. on Hwy 93 South (map)
Turquoise, glacial waters and startling canyon walls grow ever more impressive along this short trail. Multiple bridges span the narrow gorge, crossing several times for spine-tingling views of the river below. Watch for fuchsia fireweed and mountain bluebirds in a landscape shaped by fire, erosion, and mountain-building.
Spot the wildlife
Location: Throughout the drive
Deer, bears, goats, wolves and bighorn sheep all call the Kootenay National Park home. Keep your binoculars ready and learn how Parks Canada is helping wildlife cross the highway safely at Dolly Varden day-use area. A friendly reminder: Please do not stop or exit your vehicle while wildlife is nearby.
Marvel at Kootenay Valley Viewpoint
Location: 16 km east of Radium B.C. on Hwy 93 South (map)
Admire breathtaking views of the Mitchell and Vermillion ranges from the Kootenay Valley Viewpoint. This roadside viewpoint provides breathtaking views of the Mitchell and Vermilion mountain ranges and the Kootenay River far below. Watch the river wind through the rich, montane forest following an ancient route to Castlegar, B.C. where it unites with the great Columbia River.
Experience the majesty of Redwall Fault
1.5 km east of Radium B.C on Hwy 93 South (map)
Look up at the towering red cliffs of the Redwall Fault in Sinclair Canyon. One of the most impressive gateways to a national park in Canada, offering views of Sinclair Canyon below and the Redwall Fault cliffs above. Trails on both sides of the highway can be accessed at the north and south ends, from the Redstreak area to the east, and Juniper Trail to the west.
Relax in the Radium Hot Springs
Location: 3 km east of Radium B.C. on Hwy 93 South. (map)
One of our favourites! Relax in the Radium Hot Springs pools before or after your ATV or Snowmobile trip – a perfect way to complement your trip. Soak in the naturally-heated, mineral-rich hot pool between the sheltering walls of Sinclair Canyon. Radium is one of three thermal swimming pools in the Rocky Mountain National Parks – luxurious in summer and magical in the winter.