Day Trip Destination: Nipika Mountain Resort

By Tourism Radium on May 7, 2022

You’ve come to Radium for a summer vacation and are overwhelmed by the possibilities.

Do you want to hike or bike? Should you play in the peaceful mountains or by comforting water? Do you want a little thrill or to keep it calm?

Enter Nipika Mountain Resort! It’s a one-stop shop for summer activities and only a scenic 35-minute drive from Radium Hot Springs.

Nipika manages the Cross River Canyon Recreation Site, spanning nearly 1,500 acres, in partnership with Recreation Sites and Trail BC. It is set along the Kootenay and Cross Rivers in the Rocky Mountains. 

Do it Yourself

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With 50km of trails for mountain biking, hiking, and trail running there are trail options for all abilities. Wide, undulating trail for beginners, narrower with some elevation for intermediate, and single track with steep hills and roots for advanced.

Nipika’s south trails offers beginner terrain. The north trails towards the Cross River vary from beginner to intermediate and expert. And the trails on the north side of the Cross River, across the Natural Bridge, are expert.

Pack some snacks and hike or bike down to the Kootenay or Cross Rivers for a relaxing break. Or make your way to the Natural Bridge for unmatched beauty.

Play A Round

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If biking and hiking is not your thing, spend the day in the forest playing Nipika’s 18-hole disc golf course. Expect a few tight-wooded and cliff-side fairways with beautiful mountain and river views. There are tee boxes for professional and amateur players, and the course length is approximately 4.5km long.

Go With A Guide

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See the mountains from a different vantage point: the river! Hop into one of Nipika’s stable canoes for a jaunt down the Kootenay River. Guides coach you along the way to paddle on moving water, around winding bends, and over stretches of rapids.

If it’s alpine you seek but aren’t comfortable doing it alone, sign up for a guided day hike. There are many gorgeous hikes to choose from to suit your comfort and fitness levels (think wildflowers, panoramic views, tucked away lakes.)

Take a Lesson

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New to mountain biking or want to progress your riding? Take a lesson, offered most days of the week, with Nipika’s professional (PMBIA) mountain bike instructor. The lessons are geared to your abilities and goals and teach techniques and foundational skills to safely and efficiently ride your bike on trails.

About Nipika Mountain Resort

Nipika is an eco-resort with nine hand-crafted log cabins. They range in size accommodating from 4-13 guests. Day use guests are always welcome to use the trails and partake in the many activities Nipika offers.

If winter is more your thing, the resort becomes a wonderland throughout the cold months with cross-country skiing, fat biking, snowshoeing, skating, and sledding.

Learn more about Nipika Mountain Resort.

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