Friday, October 18, 2019

The Best Ice Hikes in Kananaskis and Banff

Hike through a canyon on a solid ice creek bed to view large towering frozen waterfalls. Crawl behind curtains of ice, climb around on the ice, or even bring your skates when conditions are right. These are the top four ice walks near Calgary and they are all family-friendly.

Discover magical Troll Falls this winter in Kananaskis 

Jura Creek, Kananaskis

While there are other good hikes in Kananaskis that can be done in winter, Jura Creek is something special because it's a hike that can not really be done in summer.  The canyon through Jura Creek can only be tackled in winter when the water is well frozen under a layer of ice and snow.

The Jura Creek Canyon is also one of the tightest canyons in the area. There are sections where you can place one hand on each side of the canyon wall as you walk.  It's absolutely awesome and perfect for kids chasing each other around the tight twists and turns.

Magical ice walk through the Jura Creek Canyon 

Add ice slides and a frozen creek bed if the ground isn't covered with snow, and you have a magical adventure for kids. Best of all, this is a short half-day outing and less than an hour away from the west side of Calgary.

Hiking through the narrow Jura Creek canyon in Kananaskis

Read: Jura Creek - The Best Winter Hike in Kananaskis

Read: Ice, Ice, Baby - Winter Canyon Hiking 

Read: The Wildest Winter Family Hike in Kananaskis 

Family-friendly hiking in the Jura Creek canyon 

Troll Falls and beyond to the Upper Falls, Kananaskis

Troll Falls at Kananaskis Village just might be the best winter hike near Calgary for families. It's one of the easiest winter hiking options for our area, and is a guaranteed crowd pleaser for all ages. We've done this outing dozens of times, and have never had a bad day.

Frozen Troll Falls, Kananaskis Village

Troll Falls is blessedly short with less than a 4 km round trip distance if you start from the Stoney Trailhead near Kananaskis Village.

Read: Five Reasons Families LOVE Visiting Troll Falls in the Winter 

Playing behind curtains of ice at Troll Falls

Want to go further with older kids and have a solid spirit of adventure? Try going beyond Troll Falls to the Upper Falls. Along the way you'll pass several different ice falls and you can even walk behind frozen Marmot Falls.

Marmot Falls which you can hike behind

Know that this is not a hike to the top of Troll Falls, which is something I don't recommend attempting. You'll be visiting different waterfalls and will go nowhere near the top of Troll Falls. If you follow my directions in the story below, there is very little exposure.

Read: Chasing Frozen Waterfalls in Kananaskis! Troll Falls and beyond to the Upper Falls 

Upper Falls above Troll Falls, Kananaskis 

Grotto Canyon, Kananaskis 

Families will love hiking on the solid ice creek bed here with ice slides everywhere and a natural skating rink if you time your visit right.

It's approximately a 2 km hike to reach the set of twin waterfalls at the end of the "fun part" of the Grotto Canyon hike. After this point, the canyon opens up and it's more just flat walking up a creek bed.

One of the frozen waterfalls on the Grotto Canyon hike

At the waterfalls you can watch ice climbers putting on a show and kids will have fun on the giant ice slide. Note that if you hike up the ice slide (with spikes,) you'll find a third hidden waterfall (usually with more climbers on it.)

Playing on natural ice slides in Grotto Creek

Read: Grotto Canyon Ice Walk - 5 Reasons We LOVE this Hike

I timed my visit perfectly once to skate a part of the canyon

Johnston Canyon, Banff National Park 

There must be photos of Banff's Johnston Canyon hiking trail on billboards across the world advertising the Canadian Rockies.  Come summer, you'd be hard pressed to get a photo on this popular trail without at least two dozen tourists in the shot, and you could be parking a mile down  the road in order to get near the place.

Hike Johnston Canyon in winter though and you'll find solitude in abundance, you'll get your quiet moments on the trail, and you might even have the whole place to yourself if you visit on a cold day.

Christmas hiking at Johnston Canyon in Banff

The highlight of this hike is the Lower and the Upper Falls which can both be reached in a return hike of 5.4 km. In the past we've also enjoyed descending down into the canyon near the upper falls where there's a fun cave and a beautiful frozen waterfall (shown in the photo above)

There is currently a restriction against leaving the official trail to drop down into the canyon but the latest bulletin says it should end mid-November. Check for important closures and restrictions here before you visit. 

Please read the stories below for more information but obey all signs that you see on the trail. I've mentioned dropping down into the canyon off the official trail in both stories below - something that might not be allowed depending on when you visit.

You used to be able to drop down into the canyon right at the Upper Falls as well for close-up photos, but this might be restricted as well now that new fencing has been placed around the viewpoint.

Frozen waterfall from inside the cave off the official trail

Read: The Most Popular Hike in Banff without the Crowds 

Read: Ice Caves and Frozen Waterfalls in Banff National Park 

Upper Falls at Johnston Canyon 

Recommended Gear and Safety Tips for Ice Hiking 

Please know that hiking in icy canyons can be very dangerous and you'll want to be sufficiently prepared should you decide to take your family on an ice hike.


Troll Falls, Kananaskis 

  • You'll want a good pair of ice cleats or micro spikes for each member of your family. We use Kahtoola Microspikes which can be purchased at most outdoor stores. We've also been lucky to find XS microspikes for children at the Switching Gear store in Canmore.

  • Spikes work much better than snowshoes, but in a pinch, you could use snowshoes if hiking trails like Jura Creek.

  • We've often used helmets for the children when hiking on ice. We compare it to ice skating and like to be extra cautious.

  • Exercise caution when hiking underneath ice, inside ice caves, or when  trying to climb on ice. Ice breaks and you don't want to be on or underneath a waterfall if a big chunk falls off.

  • Be very careful with children who like "sliding" on ice. I've seen kids try to slide down frozen waterfalls, only to pick up speed and end up nearly landing on their heads. 

Thursday, October 03, 2019

The Newest Family Adventure Base Camp in the Town of Jasper

Just in time for ski season, we've found you the perfect family adventure base camp in the Northern Canadian Rockies. Hostelling International has opened a brand new property and the HI Jasper Hostel is located a short 5 minute walk from the heart of downtown Jasper.

The HI Jasper Hostel, Hostelling International's newest property in the Canadian Rockies

Top 5 reasons you'll want to stay at the brand new HI Jasper Hostel 

  1. Private rooms and small shared rooms for 4 people!

    This is the ideal hostel for families not wanting to share large crowded dorm rooms with strangers. Either book a private room (with your own ensuite bathroom) or book all four spots in one of the shared 4-bed rooms (with a shared bathroom.)

  2. Close proximity to downtown Jasper!

    As much as I love the other hostels around Jasper, you'll have to drive to get anywhere if you stay at any of the wilderness properties in Jasper National Park. This is the first hostel in the park with an urban vibe - and where you can walk to restaurants and coffee shops without ever having to hop in your car.

  3. The hostel is practically on top of the town bike trails!

    My family loves biking and we always do a loop around the town on the Jasper easy trail network - something that was incredibly easy from the HI Jasper Hostel. We could have spent the whole day on our bikes without ever having to drive to a trailhead.

  4. Cook your own meals and save money.
    I love hotels and resorts, but you end up spending a fortune on meals when you have to eat out three times a day. The hostel has a gigantic kitchen and dining area making it easy to cook and eat right on site. - and if you want a good cup of coffee, there's a small cafe on site so we skipped making coffee in the morning.

  5. Lots of common areas to "hang out" in

    I can't count the number of times I've put my son to bed at night and then had to sit in the hallway outside my hotel room reading (because who wants to go to bed at 8:00 when traveling?)

    Staying at the HI Jasper hostel is ideal for families who have to put kids to bed early. My husband would stick around until our son was safely asleep, and then he'd come downstairs to find me in one of the common rooms. Down there we could play pool, play a board game, read, or just enjoy a glass of wine together. (Bring baby monitors if you have little ones)
Bike out the hostel door onto fabulous trails around Jasper 

Not your typical "hostelling experience" at the HI Jasper Hostel

I'm not sure what a "typical" hostelling experience would be, but I'm sure this new hostel is far too posh to be considered "normal."

We've stayed in a lot of rustic wilderness hostels where we had to snowshoe in, melt snow for water, and make use of outdoor toilets. Other wilderness hostels we've stayed at have had electricity and indoor plumbing, but still had a definite "rustic" feel to them.

This was the first hostel we've stayed at where I actually felt like I was walking into a modern urban hotel. From the professional looking lobby to the modern furniture and art work, down to the on site coffee shop, travelers definitely won't feel like they're roughing it when they stay here.

A look at one of the common areas at the HI Jasper Hostel

A look inside the HI Jasper Hostel 

As much as I love the HI Lake Louise Hostel, the layout always drives me crazy with the rooms located up at least a flight or two of stairs (with no elevator,) the kitchen located in the basement, and the common area located in a loft area above the lobby. You can easily get your 10 000 steps in staying at this property without even going out for a hike.

The HI Jasper Hostel however has a fabulous layout!! The lobby, the kitchen and dining room, the common areas, and the cafe are all on the main floor! The bedrooms are located on the second and third floors but there is an elevator to get you (and your giant hockey bag, backpacks, suitcases) up to the rooms. 

Shared kitchen at the HI Jasper Hostel 

It was so simple checking in and then immediately being able to carry our cooler over to the kitchen without having to go downstairs. And I'll happily use the stairs in a hotel, but not when I've packed for a ski weekend and have "Big Bertha," our giant hockey bag, to carry up two flights of stairs! 

Other features at the hostel include:

  • Secure storage for bikes or skis

  • A sauna on the third floor

  •  A TV/media room

  • Free parking on site

  • Free WiFi

  • A BBQ outside the kitchen and dining area

  • Lockers in all dorm rooms to secure your valuables

  • Laundry facilities

  • A meeting room

  • Key card access to the kitchen/dining area and to each bedroom for security and safety

Part of the dining room at the HI Jasper Hostel

Room Options at the HI Jasper Hostel

Guests have four options for accommodations at the hostel. Each option includes bed linens and towels so leave the sleeping bags at home.

4-Bed Shared Dorm rooms - These rooms have two bunks with options for women, men, or mixed gender. Book an entire room if you have a family. Bathrooms are shared with another dorm room. 

Premium Private Room ensuites - These rooms for 2 have a queen bed, ensuite bathroom, and a flat-screen TV.

Private Quad ensuites - These rooms are similar to the 4-bed shared rooms except you'll have your own bathroom inside your room.

Family Ensuite rooms - These rooms are exactly the same as the private quad ensuite rooms except that one of the bottom bunks is a double so you can fit 5 people in these rooms. (This is the kind of room we had.)

Cozy bunk beds in the Family Ensuite Rooms

Finding the HI Jasper Hostel 

Note, this is NOT the "Jasper downtown hostel" if you are looking up "Jasper Hostel" on Google Maps. This is the HI Jasper Hostel and it's located on Sleepy Hollow Road. (You'll want to be very clear on the location with any pizza deliveries as well because the hostel is very new and if you don't specify that you're on Sleepy Hollow Road, you won't see your pizza anytime soon.)

And make sure the person driving knows where they're going! My husband was convinced we were going downtown and thought I was crazy when I started directing him to the HI hostel just south of main street (his Google research had led him to a completely different hostel.)

The brand new HI Jasper Hostel on Sleepy Hollow Road 

Biking the Town Loop from the HI Jasper Hostel 

Below is a description of the Town Loop, a collection of beginner-friendly mountain bike trails that you can do from the hostel door. (with links from Trail Forks) 

This loop takes you to Old Fort Point for a gorgeous hike, over to the Jasper Park Lodge Resort, over to Lake Annette (Jasper's beach,) and then through the downtown area where you'll find lots of restaurants, shopping, and coffee shops.

And yes, you can hike it as well. It's a multi-use trail.

Biking across the bridge to Old Fort Point

- Sleepy Hollow Trail (we didn't bike this, but it gives you a reference for where you are on the Trail Forks map. The trail is across a ravine from the hostel.) 

- Wapiti Trail (heading south) - we were on this trail for all of 2 minutes.

- Red Squirrel  (820 meters in distance to Old Fort Point) - We rode this fun trail to the Old Fort Point Road, crossed the bridge, and then we hiked up to the viewpoint on the Old Fort Point Trail. If you want to do this hike, just make your way up the staircase at the parking lot after locking up your bikes. Head straight up to the viewpoint and return the same way. It's a short 40 minute distraction from your bike ride. 

Old Fort Point viewpoint 

- Trail 7 from Old Fort Point to Jasper Park Lodge (The entire trail is 2.5 km but we exit before that on 7C to get us around the golf course at the Jasper Park Lodge.) - And a big highlight of this trail is the unofficial "Jasper bike park" where you'll find some small jumps and a rough pump track.

- 7C cut off and Old Lodge Road - The Old Lodge Road is 1.5 km long and is a paved road closed to vehicles. It's an easy way to get through the resort property and to stay away from horse trails.

Playing around at the "Jasper bike park" at the junction of Trail 7 and Trail 7C

- The Woodpecker Trail (Make your way over here on a service road.) - This trail is 2 km in distance and has some fun downhill sections. It takes you to Lake Annette

- Big Horn Alley (Trail 13 from Lake Annette back into town) - This trail is 4 km long and it's the first trail that might have you feeling like you're actually mountain  biking with a few climbs and some fun downhill sections. Take this trail to get you back to town.

Biking across a meadow on Big Horn Alley

- Trail 11 (The Town Trail) - This 4 km long paved trail follows the train tracks along the main street and is a nice flat ride through town. We always stop for coffee and baked goods at the Bear's Paw Bakery from this trail. 

- Wapiti Trail back to the hostel - Cross the train tracks and you're back at the hostel

In total, you've ridden approximately 13-14 km on mostly double track trails or easy wide singletrack with some pavement thrown in for a good mixture. 

Depending on the season you can stop at Lake Annette for a swim as well.

Download a printable mountain biking guide here. 

Biking the Town Trail through Jasper 

Looking for more ideas for family-fun while staying at the HI Jasper Hostel? 

Check out these resources below, all stories I've written after previous trips:

Stay at the HI Jasper Hostel and Ski Marmot Basin this winter 

We'll definitely be back to this hostel next time we travel north to Jasper. It's the perfect base camp for summer biking, winter skiing, or any adventure getaway in the Northern Rockies. 

Disclaimer: Our stay was provided for us in exchange for this review. As always, all opinions and words are my own. 

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Autumn Family Fun at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

We love Fairmont Hot Springs year round, but autumn is definitely one of our favourite times to visit once the crowds start to thin out and the temperatures drop, creating ideal conditions for enjoying a soak in the hot mineral pools.

Natural hot springs at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in the Waterfall Pools

We recently spent a long weekend camping at the Fairmont Hot Springs RV Resort, exploring both the public and natural hot springs around the resort, trying out some of the resort activities including mini golf and ziplining, biking on fabulous trails nearby, and exploring the Columbia valley.

5 Activities to Try at Fairmont Hot Springs this Fall

1. Camping or glamping at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

The Fairmont Hot Springs RV Resort is open for reservations through the Thanksgiving weekend and then on a first come first serve basis after that. This is a very convenient place to camp if you want to spend a weekend soaking in the hot springs several times a day. You can purchase day pass for the hot pools and you'll receive a discount when you stay at the RV Resort. 

From the RV Resort we enjoyed running over to the hot pools in our bathrobes, and we were nice and close to the natural pools as well so we could go enjoy them first thing in the morning or in the evening - having the waterfall pools or the historic bath pools all to ourselves!

Camp at the Fairmont RV Resort and have the natural waterfall hot pools all to yourself in the morning!

We also enjoyed the comfortable amenities at the RV Resort including full hook ups with power, and water. 

Note that the RV Resort does not allow tents though, so if you do not have a trailer, you'll have to camp down the road at the Spruce Grove Riverside Campground (still a great place to camp, but you'll have  to drive to the hot springs.)

Alternately, try one of the new mountain view cabins where you'll get more of a glamping experience! You can read more about our stay in one of these deluxe cabins in my previous story: Five Reasons you need to Visit Fairmont Hot Springs Resort with your family.

- and note if you stay in one of the cabins, you'll get unlimited access to the hot springs pools with your stay.

Enjoy the deluxe RV experience at the Fairmont Hot Springs RV Resort

2. Flying through the air on a Mineral Mountain Zipline Tour

We've tried a lot of zipline tours and my son would admit that he's a bit of a zipline junkie. The challenge of trying so many different zipline adventures though is that it becomes harder and harder to get a real thrill as each tour blends with previous ones.
Flying high on the Mineral Mountain Ziplines

Previous experience aside though, the Mineral Mountain Zipline Tour absolutely impressed my family. It was hands down one of the best zipline tours we've enjoyed in Canada and was not at all what I expected going in.

With 6 zipline crossings, I was expecting a "cute little family tour" that would be perfect for beginners or maybe those afraid of heights wanting to challenge themselves. The Mineral Mountain Ziplines are the REAL DEAL though! Young and old will find this zipline adventure to be thrilling and exhilarating as you fly high above a canyon up in the hills above the hot spring resort.

Our tour started with a van ride up to the zipline course which is located near the ski resort above the hot springs. We warmed up on two short practice crossings, and then the real fun began as we progressed from a 30-metre high crossing all the way up to a 60+ metre high crossing. The shortest practice line was 41 metres long and by the end, we were able to enjoy a crossing that took nearly a full minute to complete at 470 metres in length!

The Mineral Mountain Zipline Tours run from May through October so make sure you book a tour for the family if you're going to be out this way over Thanksgiving. It's recommended you pre-book your tour time to ensure they have space for your family. 

Our whole family enjoyed this adventure!

Other things to note:

  • The tour takes 1.5 to 2 hours to complete

  • This is a "no hands" tour meaning you don't have to do anything! The guides do everything for you and you don't even have to hold on while you cross. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

  • All guests need to wear closed-toe footwear (so leave the flip flops or sandals in the car.) I also recommend athletic shoes rather than ballet flats! One woman in our group nearly lost one of her slipper type shoes.

  • You'll have a very short hike between two of the crossings at the end, but it only took us maybe 10 minutes, and you certainly don't need to be in peak physical condition or anything.

  • Anybody can join a zipline tour here as long as you weigh between 50 and 265 pounds.

  • You are welcome to bring a cell phone with you for photos or another camera that you can secure when in the air. And if you don't have a pocket for your phone, you can borrow a special holder for it to wear during your tour.

No hands required and you can fly upside down!

3. Playing endless rounds of mini golf at the resort

My son said our recent trip to Fairmont Hot Springs was one of his summer highlights and I know it was largely because of the amazing mini golf course that we discovered at the resort. I think it's safe to say we'll never be able to pop in for a day to soak in the hot springs without pleas to also stop for a round of mini golf.

Mini golf at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

There is an upper 9 hole mini golf course that you'll see while driving up to the hot pools, but what you don't see is the amazing 18 hole course down in the trees. It was both fun and challenging, and each hole was unique. We also appreciated that we got to play both courses for the same price.

Mini Golf and Equipment Rentals are available through the fall season and can be purchased through the Activity and Experience Centre located inside the main building of Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.

Lower 18 hole mini golf course at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

4. Soaking in the resort hot springs and surrounding mineral pools  

Enjoying the Public Resort Pools

We spent hours in the hot pools at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort when we were here for a weekend. The pools are especially nice first thing in the morning while you wait for the air to warm up before heading out on a hike or a bike ride. They also feel good at the end of the day after you've been out exploring.

And if you haven't been here recently, you're in for a treat when you see the upgrades that have been made to the pools. There's now a large waterfall sculpture in the hottest pool and I loved the cold water trickling down the side of it. (Feeling ice cold water on your shoulders while your lower body soaks in hot water feels really nice as a contrast of temperatures.)

Read more about the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Pools here with rates and schedule.

Hot pool with the new waterfall sculpture (dive tank in the background) 

Highlights of visiting the pools at Fairmont Hot Springs (while staying overnight or visiting for the day) include:

  • Side by side pools, one hot and one warm, so the kids can play in the larger "swimming pool" while you soak in the hotter pool. My husband typically likes to hang out with my son in the warm pool while I stick to the hotter one, still able to watch the action and feel like I haven't totally abandoned them.

  • Floatie toys for the kids! The staff bring out large floating toys including boats for the kids to play with in the warm swimming pool.

  • There is a dive tank connected to the warm pool with two diving boards - which are immensely popular with kids! Traditionally they are open until Thanksgiving.

  • There is a large grassy area with lawn chairs where you can cool off between soaks! Great if you want to buy a day pass and spend several hours here. There is also a snack shop on site so you won't go hungry if your visit goes longer than expected.
The kids love the large floatie toys in the Fairmont Hot Springs Swimming Pool

Natural Soaking in the Pools at the Indigenous Historical Baths

I recommend running up to the Indigenous Historical Baths before or after visiting the main public pools.
"The Indigenous Baths, a treasured legacy of our history, were very popular among the Indigenous people and early settlers, including explorer David Thompson.  The stone bathhouse contains three of the original baths and there are several shallow tubs carved out of the tufa rock above the building." Read more here.
Sunset at the Indigenous Historical Baths 

You'll see the small stone house up above the overflow parking lot at the resort. And while you can't go inside the house anymore, you can still soak in the small warm mineral pool that you'll find up on the knoll by the bathhouse. The water isn't "hot" but it's warm enough for a short soak when it's not too cold outside.

I personally recommend coming up here for sunset where you can enjoy views over the valley while you soak.

Small mineral pools by the Indigenous Historical Baths above Fairmont Hot Springs

Natural Soaking in the Waterfall Pools below the Resort 

If you walk into the RV Park, you can drop down into the creek below the public pools. Follow the creek going downstream and you'll come to a large waterfall with several small warm pools. Note this is not the first waterfall you come to which is overflow from the pools themselves and has a sign that warns against swimming.

Warm soaking in the waterfall pools below Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

From where you drop down into the creek from the RV Resort it is approximately a 5 minute walk (at most) until you come to the large waterfall.

 Cross the creek carefully and climb up into the slippery pools. I recommend good water sandals!

Not a bad bathtub for a child when camping!

The water isn't "hot" but is certainly pleasant enough on warm day. And if you want to enjoy these pools without other guests, visit them early in the day.

Kids will have a blast playing in the waterfall pools at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

The waterfall and upper soaking pool

5. Mountain biking or hiking on the Spirit Trail near the resort

You've got to do something between soaks in the hot springs, so I recommend heading out for a hike or a bike ride on the nearby Spirit Trail. The trailhead is a short 10 minute drive from the resort and the trail is relatively flat and easy enough for pushing a Chariot or a good outdoor stroller. 

The Spirit Trail is also great for a family bike ride and it's an easy double track trail. The kids will need to be off training wheels though and you will find a few short hills that you wouldn't notice on foot, but would definitely notice on a bike - especially without gears.

Bike or hike the Spirit Trail as far as you have energy for and then return the same way. If you go far enough you'll reach a narrow canyon section that will turn most families on bikes back. 

Family biking on the Spirit Trail near Fairmont

If you enjoy mountain biking on singletrack trails as a family, I recommend the Teen Spirit Trail which leaves the main Spirit Trail after a few kilometres. Teen Spirit is a 6 km loop that's most enjoyed riding back towards the parking lot. When you finish the loop you'll be back on the Spirit Trail within a couple kilometres of the parking lot. To extend the singletrack riding, continue on  A Little Bit of Spirit which returns you right to the parking lot.

The Teen Spirit Trail would also be pleasant on foot and there are some beautiful views over Columbia Lake from this trail.

Biking along Columbia Lake on the Spirit Trail

Autumn Events at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort 

I highly recommend visiting Fairmont Hot Springs for Thanksgiving where you'll get a second chance at "summer living." The trails are typically snow-free here well through the end of October, the air is warm mid-day, and you might even get to go biking or hiking in shorts and a tank top. 

Fall mornings are always chilly, but that's where the hot springs became appreciated and you'll enjoy camping on site. (And if camping isn't your thing, the resort has many hotel type rooms as well along with several kinds of cabins.)

The resort always plans several fun activities for Thanksgiving as well including the Great Pumpkin Festival and a Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet. 

This was Thanksgiving at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort 2018! 

And for adults thinking of planning a romantic weekend away this fall, check out the East Kootenay Wine Festival that takes place at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort the first weekend of November! I'm pretty sure this festival is calling my name with a weekend of hot springs, wine, and dry trails for biking! 

Fall looks pretty good when you stay at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort! (Teen Spirit Trail)

Recommended Reading and Resources

The Best of the Columbia Valley (Radium Hot Springs to Invermere - and beyond!) 

Five Reasons you need to Visit Fairmont Hot Springs Resort with your Family 


Disclaimer: Our zipline adventure was hosted by Fairmont Hot Springs Resort and we also received complimentary hot springs access and mini golf during our stay.