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The Columbia Valley

Heading south from Radium Hot Springs and Kootenay National Park, Hwy-93/95 travels through scenery that rivals the big Rockies parks to the north. The route follows the bottom of the broad Columbia River Valley, bordered to the east by the soaring, craggy Rockies and to the west by the rolling Purcell Mountains. At Cranbrook these highways meet Hwy-3, which you can follow east via Fernie, Crowsnest Pass and Alberta, or west towards Vancouver along the US border – over which there are numerous crossings. Greyhound buses ply all these routes.

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