Travel Updates & Resources

August 21, 2023

The Village of Radium Hot Springs is open for business with no restrictions. The travel and accommodation restrictions in effect in some parts of the province due to wildfires are not in effect in Radium nor the Columbia Valley. Businesses are operating as usual. While the greater Columbia Valley area does have wildfires in the region, conditions have improved.

Visitors are encouraged to stay up to date with wildfire resources from BC Wildfire Service and adhere to all area restrictions.

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! Check out our Travel Information & Resources.

Horsethief Creek Wildfire (Mt Bruce) Updates

Saturday, August 19, 3:13 PM MT

The Evacuation Alert that has been in place since August 17 on 926 dwellings in the Panorama and Toby Creek Road southwest of Lillian Lake areas has been RESCINDED.

Yearling Creek Wildfire Update

Monday, August 7, 2023

The evacuation order for Nipika Mountain Resort has been rescinded and downgraded to an evacuation alert. Find information on the Yearling Creek Wildfire here (N21453.)

Nipika Mountain Resort operations are open. For the latest updates, check Nipika’s Facebook page.

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


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).