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Kain Peaks Panel, Radium Hot Springs, BC

In its ongoing efforts to commemorate the life and achievements of local mountain guide Conrad Kain, the Conrad Kain Centennial Society has erected a plaque and cairn at the northeast entrance to Radium highlighting his role in the exploration of the Purcell Range.

The plaque was inspired by a proposal to create an interpretive “trail” through the village of Radium, and the CKCS thought the plaque would serve as an appropriate initiation of the concept.

Conrad Kain Geocache Trail

Geocaching is an outdoor activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called "geocaches" or "caches") anywhere in the world.

David Humphrey, (aka Scotty), is a veteran geocacher from Cranbrook, BC, who, together with his friends, and the Conrad Kain Centennial Society, has created a series of geocaches in easily accessible sites related historically to Conrad Kain in and around Wilmer, Invermere, Radium, Cranbrook, Banff, Canmore, New Zealand, and Austria.

Conrad Kain Film Night, March 27

The Conrad Kain Centennial Society (CKCS) is once again pleased to host the Conrad Kain Film Night at J.A. Laird Elementary School (13 St & 13 Ave) in Invermere. The evening is comprised of films from the best of the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.

Doors open at 7 p.m., March 27. Films run from 7:30 til 10:30 p.m., including intermission. Tickets $15 at the door. Children grade 7 and under free of charge. Advance tix: J.A. Laird School, and Dave’s Book Bar.

Conrad Kain at the Banff Mountain Book Festival

November 5. There were several Kain-related activities in the Max Bell Theatre at the Banff Mountain Book Festival.

Glen Boles Artwork - Conrad's Peaks

Renowned mountain photographer and artist Glen Boles has generously offered the use of three of his pen and ink drawings of Conrad Kain peaks as a fund raiser for CKCS events and projects.

Glen has climbed and photographed hundreds of peaks in the Canadian Rockies and Interior Ranges, and has developed a keen appreciation for Kain’s accomplishments:

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