Out With Erin

Exploring the Beauty of YYC and Beyond

Around three hours from Calgary lives a little cluster of towns: Radium, Invermere, Windermere, and Fairmont. Each place offers different activities from hiking trails to golfing to hot springs.

In the late morning, we drove into Radium to take our pups for a hike. Out of the four towns, Radium is the most dog friendly with many off leash hiking areas, and poops bags distributed throughout the town. Sinclair Trail offers a magnificent view of a canyon, mountains, and a creek that the dogs can play in.

Stopping through Invermere, we arrived at Arrowhead Brewing Company. Established in 2012, this retro brewery serves up a variety of beers to taste. We ordered a flight, consisting of three predetermined beers and two individually chosen ones, and then made our way onto their patio. It’s a massive area with gorgeous, wooden, picnic-style tables and a pergola above to shade from the sun. Looking around, you’re completed surrounded by a stunning view of mountains and trees. The beers themselves were quite good. A crushable blonde, grapefruit IPA, and Farmer’s Daughter were among my favourites.

Traveling further onwards, we made a pit stop at Fairmont Hot Springs. Instead of stopping at the big, crowded ones, we ventured down a path behind them which took us to a small secluded area of natural hot springs. They were easy enough to find, weren’t busy, and were beautiful!

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