Welcome to the Village of Radium Hot Springs!
We are delighted you chose Radium Hot Springs as your travel destination. This is the place to find helpful resources to make your trip most enjoyable.
The Canadian Rockies are a beautiful place to travel, with stunning scenery and many outdoor activities, but it is essential to travel smart and stay safe. The Village of Radium Hot Springs has so much to offer from hiking, biking, paddling and much more, which is why it is so important to be informed when adventuring. When going on outdoor activities use the Three Ts: Trip Planning, Training, and Taking the Essentials.
- Make a travel plan
- Find out about the terrain and conditions
- Check the weather
- Be sure the fill out a Trip Plan
Trip Planning can be incredibly helpful in case of emergencies. Almost every time you go into the outdoors for a fun adventure, everything goes well, but there is a possibility of something not going right. Having a Trip Plan will help ensure that you will come back safely.
- Have the knowledge and skills before your adventure
- Have the physical ability to do your adventure
It is important you have the knowledge and skills needed before going on your next adventure. Sign up for AdventureSmart course to learn the skills you need to stay safe. Additionally while we have a ton of incredible activities in our area, it is important you do one within your skill level. Not every adventure is for everybody. Even skilled adventurers need to ensure they pick something that is a challenge they can tackle.
Taking the Essentials
No one expects to have an emergencies which is why it is so important to have the essentials in case of one. Here is a list of basic essentials you can pack on your next adventure:
- Fire making kit
- Signalling device (i.e. whistle)
- Extra food and water
- Extra clothing
- Navigational/communication devices
- First aid kit
- Emergency blanket/shelter
- Pocket knife
- Sun protection
Get in the Know Getting Here
The drive up to the Radium Hot Springs is beautiful whether you are coming from Golden, Calgary, Cranbrook, Nelson, Creston, Banff or the United States of America. The two highways to get the Radium Hot Springs are Highway 93 and 95.
It is important to note that Kootenay National Park (Highway 93, from Banff National Park to the Radium Hot Springs, BC ) does not have cell service. So if you are relying heavily on Maps be sure to know your route before you go.
Find out where Radium Hot Springs is from major cities, national parks and everything in between.
- Packing out what you packed in
- Leaving the area in better condition than you found it
- Being bear aware
- Respecting all wild life
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Give us a call at the Radium Visitors Information Centre at 250-347-9331. If this is an emergency, dial 911.
- Travel Columbia Valley
- Be AdventureSmart
- Government of Canada – Travel Information
- Village of Radium Hot Springs
- Regional District of East Kootenay
- Interior BC Health Authority
- BC Wildfire Service
- Government of Canada Public Health
Radium Visitor Centre:
The Radium Visitor Centre is open to in-person visitor services from 9am to 5pm daily. We are also available virtually to answer any questions you might have about travel and services in Radium Hot Springs and the Columbia Valley. You can reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by phone at 250-347-9331 or through any of our social media channels (Facebook / Instagram / Twitter). We will be available 7 days a week to answer questions.