Alpine Inn and Suites
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Non-smoking hotel
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
- Shuttle bus service
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... ferry left Balfour at about 10am for the 35 minute trip to Kootenay on the other side of the lake.
It's a scenic drive the lake and on the way we stopped off at the Glass House. It was built by a funeral director in the 1950's out of 600,000 embalming bottles, novel but not particularly impressive.
We stopped off at Creston for lunch at a pub and then continued on to Fernie arriving about 5:30pm (mountain Time) ...
Today could be renamed "Kootenay day". Upon leaving the Banff area, I immediately crossed into BC again and entered Kootenay National Park. The weather was clear at this point and it was a pleasant drive through hills and then mountainous terrain.
Approaching the interestingly-named town of Radium Hot Springs, the road took a major altitude drop for several miles of 6-8% grades, and then upon reaching the bottom ...
... lake. We drove alongside it for about 100km, heading for the free ferry. We stopped outside the glass house – built by a mortician out of bottles and lived in by he and his wife for many years. It was interesting but not enough for us to pay for. We also found the chimney, which is all that remains of the cabin built by the last man to be hanged in Nelson, which seemed timely. We were amused by the signs that warned us of a Congested area ahead - on any empty road ...
Here we are in the west Kootenay's charming town of Nelson. We had a lovely time wandering up Baker Street viewing the beautiful architecture of the old buildings. Most of the buildings date back to late 1800, early 1900's constructed during the town's silver rush boom. The court house and bank buildings are, of course, the most impressive. We dined at the Hume Hotel, which at this point is a rather plain square brick building ...
... local peaks in Nelson. We grabbed some sarnies and started the drive up to the hill.
We arrived in Whitewater, another huge snowfall overnight, just before lunch and spent 30 minutes analysing the daily condition reports. Certainly the avalanche level had dropped by one rating but still at a level where you need to bring an extra pair of underwear with you. We checked the back country register to see ...