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British Columbia #93 Highway Guide

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Welcome to Radium Hot Springs. Junction of Highway #95. Highway #95 overlaps #93 at this point. North to communities of Brisco, Harrogate and Golden. Access to Spillmacheen Campgrounds.
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Looking West at Purcells Mountains.
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Access to lodgings
West side of highway.
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Services at highway
Both sides of highway. Town of Radium Hot Springs. Located on 'the warm side of the Canadian Rocky Mountians', access to Natural Hot Springs pools.
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Scenic viewpoint of Columbia Wetlands
Roadside turnout at highway, picnic tables. The Columbia Wetlands are 27,430 ha. of publicly and privately owned lands, including two large lakes, Columbia Lake, the headwaters of the Columbia River and Windermere Lake.
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Scenic viewpoint with Information Plaque
' Stretching 180 kms from Canal Flat to Donald, these wetlands are the longest, continuous underdeveloped wetlands in North America. Unique for their beauty and wildlife values, the Columbia Wetlands were designated as a protective wildlife managment area by the government of BC in 1996.'
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Roadside turnout
Paved with viewpoint- West side of highway. Garbage stand, picnic tables.
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Roadside turnout
Paved with viewpoint- West side of highway. Garbage stand, picnic tables.
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Roadside turnout
Paved with viewpoint- West side of highway. Garbage stand, picnic tables.
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Access to Dry Gulch Provincial Park
East of highway. Access to R.V. park. Dry Gulch Provincial Park, located on the east side of the Rocky Mountain Trench under the peaks of the Stanford Range of the Rockies. There are 26 campsites at this park which are divided into two loops. There are no drive-through sites: No showers, flush & pit toilets, no sani-station/dump facilities, grey water dumps are provided.
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Access to R.V. park
East side of highway.
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Access to R.V. park
East side of highway.
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Access to R.V. park and golf course
West side of highway.
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Access to community of Invermere
Access to airport. Invermere, nestled in the valley between the Rocky and Purcell Mountain ranges just outside Kootenay National Park, and situated along Windermere Lake. Access to Panorama Mountain Resort. Panorama Mountain Village is a ski and golf resort located in the Canadian Rockies region of British Columbia. Offering skiing, snowboarding, heli-skiiing. Access to James Chabot Provincial Park. Nestled between the towering peaks of the Purcell and Rocky Mountains, this day-use area provincial park is situated at the north end of 15 kilometres long Windermere Lake.
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Roadside turnout
Gravel - East side of highway.
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Access to campground
West side of highway.
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Access to campground, B&B
East side of highway.
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Services at highway
Fuel - East side of highway.
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Community of Windermere
Northern limits. Windermere is located on the east shore of Windermere Lake
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Services at highway
Fuel, diesel - West side of highway.
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Access to campground
West side of highway.
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View from highway looking at the Rocky Mountains.
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Roadside turnout
Paved - West side of highway.
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Welcome to town of Fairmont
Access to Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Resort. The community of Fairmont Hot Springs the largest natural mineral hot pools in Canada, is nestled in the Columbia River Valley, between the Canadian Rocky Mountains and the Purcell Mountain range, just outside Kootenay National Park.
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Access to lodging, campground
West side of highway.
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Access to lodging, resorts
Both sides of highway.
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Point of Interest
Crossing Columbia River.The Columbia is the largest river in volume flowing into the Pacific Ocean from North America, and the second largest in the United States. It is the largest hydroelectric power producing river in North America.
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Access to Airport
West side of highway.
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Access to campground, R.V. park
East side of highway.
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View from highway
Services at East side of highway - fuel. Picture of Hoodoos.
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Access to campground, rest area
East side of highway.
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Viewpoint
Picnic tables, washrooms.
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Viewpoint
Looking Southeast at Columbia Lake. Roadside turnout - gravel - has plaque with historical information on Canal Flats. West side of highway.
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Welcome to Canals Flats
Entering community of Canal Flats.
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Access to Canal Flats Provincial Park
East side of highway. This day use park situated at the southern end of Columbia Lake offers spectacular mountain vistas and lakeshore recreation. This park is a popular destination for wind surfers. Picnic area with tables (some with sun shelters), pit toilets
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Point of Information
Crossing Columbia River.
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Access to Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park
Two mountain lakes, Whiteswan and Alces, and a natural hot springs are the focal points of Whiteswan Provincial Park. Whiteswan Provincial Park is located within the Kootenay Ranges of the Rocky Mountains east of Canal Flats which which is 22 km south of the park and is the nearest community. - Campgrounds: 114 vehicle accessible - 3 walk-in sites - a sani-station/dump is available
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Roadside turnout
Gravel, garbage stands - both sides of highway.
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Access to Premier Lake Provincial Park Campground
15 kms East. Premier Lake is one of the key recreational fishing lakes in the East Kootenay. The emerald green lakes of Premier and four smaller lakes, Canuck, Yankee, Cats Eye and Quartz offer a unique and varied fishing experience. Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites: 57, pit toilets, no sani-station/dump facilities.
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Access to campground
West side of highway.
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Services at highway
Fuel - East side of highway.
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Community of Skookumchuck
Skookumchuk is located where the Lussier and Skookumchuk Rivers enter the Kootenay River, south of Columbia Lake in the Kootenay River Valley.
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Point of Information
Crossing Kootenay River.
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Rest area
Picnic tables, toilets - East side of highway.
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Junction of Highway 95A
95A - by South to Community of Ta Ta Creek, Kimberley, Cranbrook. Kimberley The highest city in Canada, Kimberley is the classic mining town of the Rockies. The City of Cranbrook came to be in 1898 with the arrival of the Crowsnest Railway.
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View from highway
Junction of highway # 95 split.
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Looking South at Kootenay River.
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Looking South at Kootenay River.
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Roadside turnout
Gravel, garbage stand - West side of highway.
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Access to Wasa Lake Provincial Park
East side of highway. Wasa Lake village advertises the warmest swimming lake in the Kootenays. Wasa Lake Park offers camping, swimming, hiking, cycling, boating and nature viewing opportunities. Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites: 104, Pit and flush toilets, sani- dump station. Fort Steele Heritage Townsite is nearby.
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Community of Wasa
Wasa is based around the small Wasa Lake.
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Access to campground
East side of highway.
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Roadside turnout
Gravel, no services - West side of highway.
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View from highway
Driving south.
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Roadside turnout
Gravel, no services - West side of highway.
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Access to lodging
East side of highway.
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Rest area, picnic tables
East side of highway.
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View from highway
Access to Norbury Lake Provincial Park. The Steeples, a distinctive feature of the Hughes Range of the Rocky Mountains, stands clear against the sky to the east. The park encompasses Peckham's Lake and fronts on Norbury Lake.
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Access to B&B, campground
Services - East side of highway.
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Access to Fort Steele Heritage Town
West of highway. The town of Fort Steele Heritage is a restored 1890's pioneer boomtown comprising over 60 heritage shops and display buildings. Popular summertime features include a steam railway, harness maker, the Wild Horse Theatre and living history street dramas, blacksmith, domestic interpretation, and horse-drawn wagon rides.
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Fort Steele Heritage Town
River view from block house tower. The origin of Fort Steele can be traced to the small settlement of Galbraith's Ferry, which was born during the 1864 Kootenay Gold Rush to Wild Horse Creek. In 1888 the settlement's name was changed to Fort Steele to honour Superintendent Samuel Benfield (Sam) Steele of the North-West Mounted Police
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Fort Steele Heritage Town
Heritage town buildings. Situated amid the Rocky and Purcell Mountain Ranges in the southeast corner of British Columbia. Fort Steele is open all year.
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Fort Steele Heritage Town
Town attraction.
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Point of Information
Crossing Kootenay River.
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Junction of Highway #3 and #95
Highway #95 overlap leaves Highway #93 at this point. Begin overlap of Highway #3. For continuation of Highway #93 visit Milebymile.com, Cranbrook to US/Canada Border. 7 kms South to city of Cranbrook.
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City of Cranbrook - Welcome to Cranbrook
7 kms South. Start Finish of Highway Travel Guide. - Se