Updates

Travel Updates & Resources

Welcome, visitors! While we warmly welcome your visit, please be aware that there are currently some recreation area restrictions and fire bans in effect.

The incredible mountains and forests that are such a draw for people to visit and explore here, mean the potential for wildfires is a reality every year in BC. Residents and travellers alike are encouraged to bookmark and follow factual information sources as they make their travel plans, including Drive BC and the BC Wildfire Service

Know before you go! Before travelling, check local area restrictions and updates on BC Wildfire Service, or reach out to the Radium Visitor Centre with more questions.

Play safe!


July 2024

Please note that the following areas have area restrictions in place:

Lake of the Hanging Glacier: Effective July 8th 2024, the road to the hiking trail is closed due to washout, making it impassable. Additionally, the bridge over Hell Roaring Creek has not been installed. Please refrain from attempting this hike. At this time, there is no estimated date for completion. For trail updates, please visit Summit Trail Makers.

Lussier Hot Springs: Effective July 2, 2024, Lussier Hot Springs is closed due to high water levels and instability of rock pools. Please check BC Parks for up-to-date information.

Campfire Restrictions

As of Friday July 12, 2024 at 1:00 PM MDT Category 1 campfires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre.

Category 1 campfires as defined in the Wildfire Regulation.

A campfire is defined as:

  • Any fire no larger than 0.5 metres high by 0.5 metres wide

Category 2 open fire as defined in the Wildfire Regulation; and

Category 3 open fire as defined in the Wildfire Regulation.

This order will remain in force until 1:00 PM MDT on October 28, 2024 or until the order is rescinded. For up-to-date information on burning restrictions, wildfire activity, road closures and air quality services visit BC Wildfire.


Important Resources

BC Wildfire Service for the latest information about wildfire ratings, fires of note and a map of active wildfires across BC.
To report a wildfire or smoke, call 1.800.663.5555 or *5555 (from a cell phone).

Regional District of East Kootenay

Travel Columbia Valley

Government of Canada – Travel Information

Village of Radium Hot Springs

Interior BC Health Authority

DriveBC

Government of Canada Public Health

Radium Visitor Centre:
The Radium Visitor Centre is open to in-person visitor services from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily, or by phone (250-347-9331).