September is one of the most beautiful times of the year to plan that final trip to the mountains, wrap up the camping season with one last trip, or cross one more hike or bike ride off of your family’s summer checklist. Try some of the following suggestions and show your kids that their summer vacation is far from over.
The village of Radium Hot Springs can be easily reached in a three-hour drive from the west end of Calgary via Banff and Kootenay National Parks across the border into British Columbia. It’s a distance quite doable for a short weekend jaunt after work on a Friday. For a more relaxed stay, plan for a longer trip over the Family Day long weekend or Spring Break. Once you’ve reached Radium Hot Springs, you’ve officially entered into the sunny Columbia Valley and options for family fun are endless as you travel farther south toward Invermere or Fairmont Hot Springs.
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