• Radium

Village of Radium Hot Springs

Radium lies at the southern entrance to Kootenay National Park. A popular spot to view bighorn sheep, this lovely village has a lot to offer in addition to stunning scenery and wildlife. Check out the town for restaurants, shops and accommodations for everyone including campgrounds and full-service hotels. For more information on the town and surrounding area, visit the Visitor Centre on Main Street or call them at 1-888-347-9331.

Highlights

  • Radium Hot Springs Mineral Pools are set in the red cliffs of Sinclair Canyon, just inside the park. Enjoy the huge hot pool, 25-metre cool swimming pool, cold plunge pool and spa. 1-800-767-1611.
  • The Radium and Springs are excellent, par 72 golf courses, 1-800-667-6444.
  • Take a family float or a whitewater adventure on the Kootenay River, Kicking Horse River and Toby Creek.
  • The area has stunning hiking trails. Olive Lake  is a 0.5 km / 0.3 mi boardwalk with a bronze bear paw, tree bark and fish displays. Valley View is an 1.8 km / 1.1 mi trail from Redstreak Campground. Old Coach Trail, 9 km / 5.6 mi, runs from town south to Dry Gulch. Juniper Trail, 3.2 km / 2 mi, connects the town to the hot springs along Sinclair Creek.
  • Biking trails cover diverse terrain, giving all cyclists a chance to enjoy the scenery. In addition, there are cross-country and single-track biking trails as well as Radium Pump & Jump Track, a trick park for big air. Find the Columbia Valley Cycling Society trail map at the Visitor Centre.
  • Columbia Wetlands prime wildlife habitat is popular for canoeing and bird watching.
  • Backcountry activities near Radium include horseback riding, fishing, camping, canoeing and kayaking. ATV and dirt bike riders can get information at local sites and Trails BC.
  • Whitewater rafting companies run tours on the Kicking Horse and Kootenay rivers in addition to Toby Creek. Voyager trips are offered down the Columbia River.
  • The Radium WoodcarverRolf Heer, operates “the home of a thousand faces.” 250-347-9208.
  • Snowmobiling in the Purcell and Rocky mountains offers epic mountain sledding on Forester Creek trail, Catamount Glacier, Thunderwater and Whirlpool Lakes. The Visitor Centre has trail updates and more information.

Events

 Sponsors

  • Bighorn Meadows ResortVacation condos have mountain views, fireplaces, kitchens and decks with BBQ. There’s a hot tub and free Wi-Fi.
  • Gables Motel: Clean, pet friendly and non-smoking rooms. Walk to the Hot Springs pools.
  • Kootenay River Runners: Raft on the Kicking Horse, Kootenay River, Toby Creek and Columbia River.
  • Radium Hot Springs: Hot pool, plunge pool, cool pool, spa and interpretive display.
  • Tourism Radium: Information: lodging, activities, dining and more; vacation packages online.