Dating in banff
Though the offer was not accepted, railway engineer Robert Randolph Bruce recognized the potential for a road through the area and advocated for it in 1910 with CPR president Thomas Shaughnessy and Premier Richard Mc Bride, as a commercial link for the province to Calgary and eastern Canada.
The federal government agreed to build a road from Banff to the park boundary at the provincial border at the Vermilion Pass, while the provincial government, with some funds from the CPR, would build a road from Windermere to the border.
The Palliser expedition used the Vermilion Pass in 1858 and reported to British government its potential as a transportation route.
The town is named for the odourless hot springs located just inside the park boundary.
The park's northeastern entrance, connects to Castle Junction in Banff National Park and the Trans-Canada Highway via Vermillion Pass, a mountain pass across the Continental Divide of the Canadian Rockies on the Alberta/British Columbia border, at an elevation of 1,651 metres (5,416').
The hot springs offer a hot springs pool ranging from 35 to 47 °C (95 to 117 °F).
Just outside the park's southwestern entrance is the town of Radium Hot Springs.