3 Days of Winter Family Fun in Radium Hot Springs

By Tourism Radium on January 9, 2019

From swimming and skiing to sledding and skating, there are so many ways to spend a family winter day in Radium Hot Springs.

Here are a few ideas to make the most of your next visit.

Splash and swim

One of the biggest draws of Radium is the namesake Radium Hot Springs pools. A hot pool nestled in snow-covered cliffs and a cold pool the kids can splash in make for a fun activity. Frozen eyelashes and hair add to the ambiance!

© Parks Canada / Zoya Lynch

Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snow biking

Spend an incredible day enjoying all the activities Nipika Mountain Resort offers: nearly 50km of groomed cross country ski trails, 30km of fat bike trails, additional snowshoe trails, a pond for skating, and Mt. Sledmore for sledding!

The trails are varied in terrain, making it perfect for all ages and abilities, with mountain and river views. Pack lunches and extra snacks to enjoy at one of the many scenic benches or while warming up in the Day Lodge.

The resort also rents out cross country skis, boots, and poles for all ages; fat bikes and helmets for youth and adults; and snowshoes for all ages. Nipika is 35 minutes from Radium, bordering Kootenay National Park.

Sledding, skating, and smores

Legend’s Field, in the heart of Radium, boasts a quintessential outdoor rink, toboggan hill, and firepits. 

The large rink has beautiful mountain views in daytime and large floodlights once it is dark, making for a great place to skate day or night. Bring the sleds and slide down the hill, speeding to see who makes it the furthest. Warm up by one of the three firepits in between activities. And don’t forget the smores ingredients!

Far Out Gear Rentals, on Radium’s Main Street, has skates and snow tubes for rent.

See the magic of winter through your kids’ eyes this winter in Radium Hot Springs. Explore the many cozy motels, comfortable hotels, and unique stays to find the best fit for your family this winter.


  1. Hi there,
    I am interested the 3 Days of Winter Family Fun in Radium Hot Springs how to apply to that or how to avail that.We planned to stay in radium from Jan.4, 5, and 6.Thank you

    1. Hi Anthony! There is no need to apply for the 3 day itinerary. This is a list of fun family friendly activities that we compiled to give people some ideas on what there is to do here. If you are interested in learning more about each activity, I suggest giving us a call here at the Visitor Centre in the Radium Hot Springs Village. We are open daily from 9:00am – 5:00pm. You can also contact each activity provider separately if you wish. Thanks for the question!

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