Radium Hot Springs

RADIUM HOT SPRINGS, village, pop 583 (2001), overlooks the COLUMBIA R at the edge of KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK in the ROCKY MTS, 134 km southwest of Banff. It is a resort community famous for its odourless mineral springs. The springs were used by the KTUNAXA (Kutenai) people long before they were officially discovered by HBC Gov George SIMPSON in 1841. Originally called Sinclair Hot Springs after the FUR TRADER James Sinclair, the site took its present name in 1915. The springs were expropriated...

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