Spring has Sprung – Your New Mountain Retreat awaits in Radium Springs Estates!
05 May 2016
Springtime is finally here- what better way to enjoy the warm weather than by spending some time on the fairway. The weather is perfect to take in several rounds of golf at some of British Columbia’s premier courses. The Columbia Valley Golf Trail features eight fantastic courses, all within 35 minutes of one another. There are a total of 15 courses spread throughout the Columbia Valley region and the Springs Estates is situated on one of the best – The Springs Course. Surrounded by spectacular vistas and fresh mountain air, what better way to greet the coming of spring than to play in the great outdoors?
Something for Everyone in Radium
Just 2.5 hours from Calgary and less than 2 hours from the Canadian Rockies International Airport, the Village of Radium Hot Springs in the Columbia Valley offers year-round activities for every member of the family. Here you are surrounded by the Purcell and Rocky Mountains, Kootenay National Park and Lake Windermere, with Columbia Lake close by. The Springs golf course overlooks the largest contiguous wetlands in North America which makes it one of the most scenic courses in the area. The Columbia Valley is also home to a thriving arts community with annual festivals, concerts, and exhibits. From hunting, skiing, and backcountry hiking to paddle boarding, fishing, shopping, and spa days, once you come for a visit you may never want to leave. In fact, several thousand residents make Radium Hot Springs their home all year long. For many others, the Columbia Valley is the perfect location for their dream vacation home.
Come Home to the Mountains
Now is a great time to visit. You can enjoy the wonders of the Rockies and beat the crowds of summer tourists. The Kootenay National Park Visitor Centre opens May 15 and the spring flowers will soon be in full bloom. Enjoy the herds of big horn sheep that populate Radium Hot Springs or attend The Wings over the Rockies Bird Festival from May 9 – 15 and learn more about over 265 species of birds and their ecosystems. Speaking of beating the summer tourists, if you have been looking at real estate in the Columbia Valley, you should think about making your move. While the Loonie has shown signs of rallying, the exchange rate is still favorable for U.S. investors who may decide to buy more than souvenirs when they visit our beautiful Canadian Rockies this summer. The Wall Street Journal reported in April that American visitors are becoming Canadian real estate investors in increasing numbers. Why wouldn’t they? There is simply nothing more peaceful, beautiful, or enchanting than the natural views and plentiful wildlife of the Canadian Rockies. While British Columbia overall has seen an increase in home sales in the past year, home prices in the Columbia Valley remain below the rates seen in recent years. Now is the time to act to ensure you get in on the busy summer season; call Paul Glassford at (250)341-1395 to book your personal viewing of model homes in Radium Springs Estates.