Radium Hot Springs is a natural beauty with the Rocky Mountains in one direction and the Purcell Moutains in another. The quaint village attracts everyone from thrill seekers, to golfers, to families, to spa goers.
There is too much to do in Radium to put on one list, but here are a few activities to put on your Radium Hot Springs bucket list this summer.
As the gateway to Kootenay National Park, there are more than 200km of trails to explore for beginners, families toting young ones, and experienced hikers.
Within walking distance from town are the Sinclair Canyon and Redstreak trails to the east and the Old Coach trail with stunning wetland and Purcell views to the south.
The Bugaboos are full of unique natural wonders. (Bugaboo Provincial Park is also a rock-climbing mecca if that is more your pace.)
Ride the beginner-friendly Sinclair Creek loop and stop at Radium’s Pump and Jump track if you have kids or want to test your own skills.
The Old Coach Trail is a great place to ride if you want to take in views of the wetlands, hoodoos, and mountains.
If singletrack is your style, visit Nipika Mountain Resort, 32km from Radium off Highway 93. They maintain the Cross River Canyon Trails, spanning 1,500 acres with over 50km of trails for everyone from beginner to expert.
(Far Out Gear Rentals on Main Street and Nipika Mountain Resort rent mountain bikes if you aren’t travelling with one.)
Looking for a flat-water paddle with eagle, osprey, heron, and many other bird sightings? Paddle the Columbia River from Invermere to Radium. Take a guided paddle; rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard; or bring your own!
Canoe through aquamarine water, ride a few rapids, and take in views of the Rockies on a day trip paddling the Kootenay River. Nipika Mountain Resort guides will coach you along the way.
Choose your whitewater rafting adventure with Kootenay River Runners. They offer trips in three locations: Toby Creek (Panorama), Kootenay River (Kootenay National Park), and Kicking Horse River (Golden). The rendezvous for the Kootenay River Trip is in Radium.
Radium boasts two world-class courses—the Springs Course and the Radium Course—offering outstanding views, relaxing dining, and plenty of wildlife.
Bring your kids along while you practice your putting at the mini golf course at Leo Burrito/Gerry’s Gelati.
It is hard to top relaxing in the mineral waters of the Radium Hot Springs Pools. Catch views of bighorn sheep on the mountainside from the expansive hot pool.
Friday evenings in summer are tough to beat with Music and Market on Main, an event featuring a community market and live music. Grab some takeout or hit up a food truck and enjoy while you listen.
There are plenty of delicious places to eat in Radium Hot Springs. Take a walk down Main Street, ask your accommodator, or talk to the knowledgeable staff at the Visitor Information Centre.