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Radium Hot Springs

Location: Kootenay National Park, Town of Radium, AB, Canada

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Description: These popular springs surface 1.6 km east of the west gate of Kootenay National Park, along Highway 93. The springs flow within the valley of Sinclair Creek, 1 km from Sinclair Canyon. The first pool was opened in 1923, and since then has been renovated numerous times. The water temperature ranges from 36.9 to 45.5C (98.4 to 113.9F). The springs are well named. They contain radium in sufficient concentrations to lay claim as the most radioactive spring in Canada, and one of the most radioactive on the continent. Measured in units of 10-12 grams/litre, the springs dissolved radium content has been measured at 96 units/litre. Dont worry though, these levels are far too low to be unsafe. On the other hand, this spring lacks the sulphur smell of H2S and methane.

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