is an Indian word meaning meeting of the big waters and it
is here that the Lussier and Skookumchuck Rivers flow into the beautiful
Kootenay River. A familiar landmark The Wooden Indian has stood over this
place for many years.
Natural Hot Springs:
Lussier Hot Springs is located at the entrance to Whiteswan Provincial
Park access off Highway 93/95 between Skookumchuck and Canal Flats.
Hot Springs is located East of Premier Lake Provincial Park with access
off Highway 93/95 east of Skookumchuck.
Canal Flats is found in the British
Columbia Rockies on Highway
93/95 41 km ( 25 miles) north of the junction with Highway 95A from
Kimberley. It is situated on a narrow strip of land separating Columbia
Lake (headwaters of the northward flowing Columbia River) from the
southward-flowing Kootenay River. The area was first visited by European
explorer David Thompson in 1807.
Highway 93/95 crosses the Columbia River 24 km (11 miles) north of Canal
The healing powers of these hot springs have been used by the Kootenay
First Nations people for many, many years. This is a beautiful location
with the Rockies to the east and the Purcells to the west.
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort:
Once a stagecoach stop and mecca for the rich and famous during the late
19th century,this is now home to Canada's largest hot pools. From here
you can enjoy heli-sight seeing, hiking, biking, fishing and golfing.
on the Lake:
Located just beyond Windermere,
this tourist area offers unique shops and a full facilities. The region's
first trading post, Kootenae House, was built near here by David Thompson
and his exploration party.
Highway 95 continues north
along the Columbia River through marshland where more than 170 species
of birds have been recorded. It is also home to various aquatic animals;
elk and deer flourish here, along with smaller herds of bighorn sheep,
moose, black bear and cougar.
Brisco Road west to the Columbia Wildlife Area and the Bugaboos. From
here Highway 95 will take you to Golden.
This is where the highway joins the Trans
Canada Highway (Highway 1) and travels east to Yoho
and Banff National Parks. Golden is situated at the mouth of the Kicking
Horse River where it meets the Columbia. The area surrounding offers excellent
mountain climbing, hand-gliding, heli-skiing and river-rafting opportunities.
the TransCanada Highway east from Golden to the stunning Yoho National
Park, the Spiral Tunnel, Emerald Lake and its natural bridge. Access to
the Takakkaw Falls (2nd highest in the country) is via the Yoho Valley
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