We drove north to Fairmont Hot Springs
Fairmont Hot Springs Travel Blog› entry 3 of 5 › view all entries
January 16th, 2009 – by: oriel
Commercial developments are growing in the area. There is a fast-food restaurant and a souvenir shop (it also sells bathing suits) next to the pools and hotels and condominium development close by.
We stopped to photograph a rock formation south of Fairmont - called hoodoos - made up of columns of what appears to be conglomerate rock worn into columns by wind and water erosion. Nearby is Canal Flats and Columbia Lake. At one time it was proposed to build a canal to join the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers together in order to extend navigation by steamboats in the region.
At Skookumchuk there is a pulp mill operating - profitably we were told - unusual in this time of economic recession
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