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A pretty spot to get out and stretch your legs

Olive Lake is very small, more like a pond, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in beauty. A... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Lakeside, California
Stretch your legs take a peek and return to the highway

This stop has a small parking area, bathrooms and picnic tables. The little trail to the lake is... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Frenchburg, Kentucky
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Highway #93 | Kootenay National Park, Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia V0A 1M0, Canada
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

Olive Lake is very small, more like a pond, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in beauty. A little to close to the road for my liking but still nice and not at all crowded.

Thank ccrowe3
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This stop has a small parking area, bathrooms and picnic tables. The little trail to the lake is short. There is a viewing deck and another trail to the left. You need to be here when the sun is at an angle to hit the...More

Thank Tyme4relaxing
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Right on the highway outside Radium with short trails for views of the lake and natural spring. Several picnic sites in the trees, great for a quick stop or linger for great pictures.

Thank Oilerman
Reviewed 25 July 2018

A beautiful clear lake just off the highway. The walk is not at all strenuous. A good break after riding in the car to streach.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 6 June 2018

This lake is visible right off of the highway. We stopped there to take some photos, but were unable to take a walk, as there was a large grizzly with cubs in the area, and the path was closed. Some tourists we met with did...More

6  Thank marikaS23
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Pulled off but there were signs all over that it was closed do to bear activity in the area, we saw 7 bears in total around the area, so I could see why. I wouldn't really classify it as a lake but a beautiful setting...More

Thank 836eldent
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Often closed especially Spring and Fall due to Bear activity. We have only been able to visit the trails once, happy to do other things in the area and leave the wildlife to do their thing. Popular area to see Bears and their cubs in...More

Thank Canada713
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Olive Lake is small and uninteresting and you can see it from the road as you drive by, which is sufficient.

Thank darwinmoore
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I visited Olive Lake on the way to Banff from Radium Hot Springs because I saw no attraction sign coming into Radium from Calgary. It is a beautiful two colored (olive and emerald) lake that can be photographed from the shoulder of the highway. There...More

9  Thank Tigerman777
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Olive Lake is visible from the highway. There is a short boardwalk with benches at intervals. Once at the lake viewing point, the water is absolutely clear and eerily turquoise. Pause a while to observe the bubbles rising from between fallen trees, and watch the...More

Thank Katharine Y
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