Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Saturday, April 21. 1973 THIIETHBRIDCE HERALD 31 Luxury in mountain setting Odorless hot mineral pools both developed and natural vie with golf course, ski hill, and Rocky Mountain scenery at Fairmount Hot Springs. Natural hot springs moulded into man-made luxury resort FAIRMONT HOT SPRINGS, B.C. You're wheeling down the spectacular Rocky Moun- tain Trench, a surprisingly broad, flat valley, with the tow- ering Rockies looming over you on the east and the equal- ly-awesome Purcell and Sel- kirk Mountains across the val- ley to the west. Grand and glo- rious lakes like Windermere and Columbia nestle in this high valley, enveloped in ever- green forest. In the midst of this wooded wonderland, you spot an inter- esting road, identified only as "Fairmont Hot Springs." On a whim, you turn in, start the climb up into the Rockies, and suddenly you're in the midst of a major ern as tomorrow, yet somehow completely at home in the wilds of the Rockies. Fairmont Hot Springs recent- ly completed a S2 million-plus addition to its resort complex, incorporating convention facili- ties for three hirxIrM or more delegates than one sleeping units for a variety of and adding more hundred multiple visitors. "We find that convention planners go for our seclusion and remoteness, free from ur- ban distractions" says Lloyd Wilder, builder-owner of Fair- mont. "But the delegates demand quality accommodation, top en- tertainment, excellent cuisine and varied activities, such as skiing, swimming, riding and especially explams the former lumberman. "I think we have it at Fairmont." Fairmont Hot Springs sits just one paved mile from the asphalt artery, Highway 95, and a ninety-minute drive from the Trans-Canada. Two thou- sand acres of virgin timber taper into manicured man- made tourist facilities with enough variety to suit every visitor. The western mountainous belt of Canada holds nearly all of the country's hot springs and Fairmont has some of the most fascinating natural baths in the area. Snow, sleet, sunshine or rain swimming is a top at- traction any day and every day at Fairmont. Surging and spill- ing from great depths of hot rock masses, the springs sur- face and stay anywhere from 83 to 118 degrees, depending on the location. A daily supply of gallons of hot mineral waters is available to fill the Hand-carved chess sets are popular item in India Hong Kong ends bar hour limit HONG KONG -The bars of Hong Kong can stay open 24 hours a day if the owners are wiling. The Hong Kong Government has ended existing restrictions on the hours of the sale of liq- uor. Previously premises li- cenced by the Liquor Licen- ing Board could only sell liq- uor to the public between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 a.m. Licensed hotels have always been able to sell liquor to bona fide residents and private clubs were also wider no restriction in sales to members. Under the new regulations, ar.y licenced establishment can set its own hours of business. Commenting on the move, a spokesman for the Hong Kong Tourist Association said that it will help to create an at- mosphere which will make pos- sible a wider variety of enter- tainment in Hong Kong. The new regulations are sub- ject to review by Government after 12 months. large modern diving pool and half a dozen smaller pools, in- cluding extra hot indoor swirl- pools for therapeutic treat- ments. The curative relaxation of these "smoking as the Indians called them, was first recommended by these na- tive citizens and ever since people with rheumatic and ar- j thritic problems have come to' find surcease in the springs. White capped rocks have been formed by minerals de- posited through the centuries by the hct flowing springs as they carve basins, baths and footpools in their ceaseless flow. The odorless mineral wa- ters evidently skip the sulphur beds because they contain no "eggy" odors prevalent in some hotsprings areas. With no foreign emanations to mar the fresh alpine air, the visitor can choose any type of relaxation from poolside sun- soakiDg in the summer to ski- ing the enlarged bar-serviced slopes in 2nd returning to romp through poolside snow for a hot dip. The snow leaves the resort in March and the visitor's atten- tion turns from the ski slopes to golfing on the immaculate expanded eighteen-hole greens, fishing in the nearby Columbia River, trail riding, or hiking up Sasfe. where you can'f drown If you're a non-swmnjer and get your holiday kicks diving into a warm lake, only to bounce right back up like a cork, then little Mani- tou Lake in Saskatchewan, is the place to go this summer. With water even saltier than the Dead Sea, you can float on the surface without sinking, reading a magazine or smoking a just day-dreaming. little Manitou is located half-way between Regina and Prince Albert. While no claim is made for the therapeutic powers of Manitou waters, they are be- lieved to possess fast healing properties for cuts, abra- sions, and acne. The area around the lake is well equipped with hotels, motels, a dance-hall, a riding stable, an outdoor theatre, and golf links. Bulgaria tours included in new brochure TORONTO Two tours of Bulgaria are included in a bro- chure issued by Kontours of Toronto outlining sample tours available this year in eight countries in Eastern Europe. The Bulgarian tours of two and six days operate daily and run per person double, single for the two-day trip and each double, single for the six-day one. Prices include transportation within Bulgaria, first-class ac- commodation with all meals, and guide service. A third tour listed a three- day cruise from Varna on Bul- garia's Black Sea coast to Is- tanbul. Turkey and return. This operates on Mondays, Wednes- i Lake. Victoria Day signals ihe opening of the trailer park and camping area, where facilities include picnic kitchens, the hi'lls and down to Columbia! and Thursdays from May 5 to Oct. 7. PrJces, which in- clude meals and range j from to ?G5 per person. j DELHI, India The game j countries. In fact the produc- j laundry and __ -_ __ !_ ___ HltiiMT it-All defeated Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union for the world championship in Iceland. And while it's a long way from Iceland to India, the game 5s a popular pastime in both New air service r Lufthansa An exquisite luxury 3 o d g c i rounds out the accommoda-1 tions. with dining area, licensed fcunge. beauty 6ar. souvenir by TORONTO briWiansa Ger- man Airlines will begin sched- uled non-slop passenger service between Toronto and Frankfurt, AdVUW. V _ _ _ ivory, these handicrafts have mfcl skjrt; f001 areas- been a hig with tourists, and since the Fisber-Spassky affair, the demand for these unique pieces has increased. Chess sets, however, consti- tute only a small fraction of Indian wares. The country pro- drces some of the world's fin- est handicrafts at incredibly low prices, as machines have not yet replaced human hands. As always, handloom weav- ing is the premier craft The Car and trailer offer; shop, ct al. Food connoisseurs appreciate the first class cua- sme from the kilcihen of Chei Werner Fricke. This Wlndermerc X7a3iey re- sort really comes sSve at open air pavilion adjacent lo trailer and tenlinp areas, lhal hosts everything from square mam product 5s the sari, with dances to food and inerchaTj- MOXTREAL A new Scan- dinavian Airlines Avis hrar of Europe leaves the driving to you and four others for only per week. Up to five per- sons can participate for Ihe same cost The traveller is rented a car and trailer and given unlimited mileage, oil. maintenance, doramenla tion and insurance. April 25. The Boeing 707 nights Own distinctive design. will operate daily between the ________ ___ Canadian arid German cities. The airline's cargo service wiih four 707C freight flights weekly will begin April J. The new mric between Can-] each region taking pride in its i dizc bazaars by community For the 5199 per week SAS- 'p-oups and even includes a j Avis offers the use of the latest Sunday morning church scr- automatic Ford available plus vice. Sightseeing excursions the new MKP trailer which the nearby towering Hoo-! sfceps up to five adults. A mini- docs and Fort Sleete Provincial j mmn rental of two weeks is re- and His World re-opens on June 21 aria and West Germany was Museum. Wbeifter one prefers to swim in Uic larger diving pools, take tfl the natural carved Jubs tucked away in the W31s. or go on June 23 in Montreal, j for a dip in the warm Winder- Tbe show will run seven days i mere and Columbia the Frankfurt and a week until Labor Day, Sejp- memory of fun at. Fairmont is following the ncpo- liatwn of a ww a i r agreement Sincx; 1956 sa has operated frixsduled ser- vice between MontrcaL Al least a dozen countries will be featured when the ex- hibition, Man and His World, for tember 3. 9003 to bo forgotten. quired: each additional day costs Special rates arc available on request for rental of less than two weeks. j Rentals commence and irr- i minalc in Copenhagen. T h r i renter must, a minanram of 25 years of age with at least six months driving experieoce. j ATLANTIC CANADA UGHASDCRY OF GREEKS GQBYWCETO CW: BY CURVE. CONFEDERSFiOft THEATRE. SKINNY-DIVE DOWN TOTHEUfiDFRffGRLD. HAKE A VOW MH WE UOYAUSIS IS 1S73- KISS'S UWffBG. FEHSSCTOH.