C and I returned from Radium BC Wednesday evening to a hot and humid Edmonton and a hot and stuffy house.
The trip itself, though, was great. Radium is beautiful and the Redstreak campground is fantastic with lots of trees around and between the sites so you don’t feel like you’re camping in a big parking lot with no privacy. I wouldn’t really describe myself as an avid camper, but we bought a used trailer last year for a trip down into Oregon and I found the experience to be much better than previous tenting adventures so we decided to hold onto it for a while.
You can also walk down to the natural hot springs from the campground, though we skipped it this trip since my calf is still bothering me a bit and tends to flare up when climbing hills.
It was HOT in Radium the first two days we were there – around 36C for a high – so we spent most of this time relaxing in the shade. I read, C listened to music, and we enjoyed a few beverages.
Monday finally cooled down a bit, and it was drizzly and overcast so C decided to go golfing (I do not golf) and I went for a walk on some trails around the campground.
Tuesday was our last full day at the campground, so we decided to travel out past Fairmont to the Lussier hot springs in Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park. These are my favourite hot springs because you have to drive up a sketchy gravel lumber road that winds precariously around the side of the mountain, and the springs themselves are just pools in the rocks next to the river so you get hot, medium, and cool pools. This is unlike the pools in Radium, where the water is from a natural hot spring that has been directed into a constructed pool, so it kinda feels like you’re just sitting in a really hot swimming pool. Still nice, but Lussier is a different experience.
It was way busier than it was the last time C and I went there (which was about ten years ago…) but still awesome.
On the way home we stopped just outside Fairmont at Funtasia (which feels a bit like a copywright infringement, but who am I to judge) for mini-golf. Regular golf is no-go for me, but I’m always game for the miniature version 🙂
They have a fun course built into a hill and I remember golfing there (or somewhere very similar, anyway) as a child. They also have llamas and ponies around the course and I assume other mini animals, since they also have a miniature petting zoo option, but we didn’t see them.
We came home Wednesday because I had to be back at work for Thursday, but felt like we could have stayed through the upcoming weekend. C won a free round of golf at Funtasia so we figure we’ll have to go back at least once more this summer to take advantage of that great $12.50 discount 🙂
Have a great Friday!