Market and Music on Main (photo by Brittany Neumann)
Iconic local woodcarver
Sinclair Canyon on Hwy 93
View of Radium village
Resident bighorn sheep
Hot springs pool
Radium Hot Springs
Located on the warmer side of the Rockies, the village of Radium Hot Springs BC is one of the very best mountain vacation destinations in the country. Bordering the Columbia River to the west and Kootenay National Park to the east, it is only a 3-hour drive from Calgary through some of the most breathtaking mountain scenery you’ll ever see and a great destination for a fabulous holiday.
You will definitely want to relax in the world-famous Radium Hot Springs open-air, odorless mineral pools, surrounded by natural rock walls. Relax in the soothing waters of the hot soaking pool, kept at a perfect 39C/103F.Then take a dip in the cool plunge pool which has a steady temperature of 27C/84F. Afterwards, enjoy the steam room or visit the Pleiades Spa for a massage, aromatherapy or wellness treatment.
There are so many really excellent eating establishments in Radium Hot Springs that you may have a difficult time choosing. You might fancy a latte or a light lunch in a quaint little downtown cafe, some exceptional pizza to go, or a beautifully prepared authentic European dinner in elegant surroundings. If you just want a quiet evening at home you might pick up some steaks for the barbecue and some fresh, locally grown veggies at the supermarket. Pick up a case of locally-brewed beer or a bottle of award-winning BC wine to accompany your meal.
You can enjoy live entertainment most nights of the week in a local pub. And there are often community events such as festivals, farmers markets, and local musicians entertain live outdoors during the summer months.
Radium Hot Springs is known for its variety and abundance of vacation accommodations so everyone has a memorable holiday.
If a full-service hotel is on your list of vacation must-haves, we’ve got you covered. if you want to drive right up to your door and be able to leave early in the morning, there are many motels in the village. Do you want romance? A cozy B&B could be your choice. B&B owners are usually friendly and will go the extra mile to make your stay special. How about a cabin or a time-share right beside an award-winning golf course?
If the family has its heart set on a camping-in-the-woods adventure, you are right next door to Kootenay National Park with hiking trails, plenty of wildlife and scenery beyond description.
To learn more about the Village of Radium Hot Springs BC, click here.
Bringing the family dog with you when you come to Radium Hot Springs? Many accommodators allow pets with advance notice. See our ‘Pets in the Columbia Valley’ section here for some helpful tips if you are planning to bring pets with you.
Spring & Summer
In summer, the Radium Hot Springs area abounds with a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities, something to make everyone happy.
2 championship golf courses in the village and more than a dozen others within an easy drive
In fall, the Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep come down from higher elevations to their winter camping grounds right in the middle of town! You’ll see them wandering across the roads and grazing on the lawns in the community. It is not unusual to see elk, bear, mule and white-tailed deer in Kootenay National Park so make sure you take your camera wherever you go while in the Radium Hot Springs area.
With plenty of snow in the Radium Hot Springs area and on the higher elevations, you’ll find lots to do in winter.
Cross-country skiing on the trails at Kootenay National Park
Snowshoeing on those same trails
Snowmobiling in the backcountry
Fairmont Hot Springs, just 30 minutes south, offers great family skiing on the slopes
Panorama Mountain Village near Invermere and Kicking Horse Resort at Golden offer world-class slopes, lifts, rentals and everything you will need for a perfect winter ski experience