Holidays in the Village: Top 7 Things to Do

By Tourism Radium on December 1, 2021

There’s no better time to explore the Village of Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia than during the Holidays! At the first snow, the Village transforms into a festive haven perfect for a cozy getaway.

Whether you’re planning to spend the Christmas holidays in Radium Hot Springs, spend time in the Columbia Valley for your winter break, or soak up the festive spirit, you’ll find plenty of great things to do in the area. Located just 90 minutes from Banff on the “Warm Side of the Rockies”, Radium Hot Springs enjoys milder temperatures and more snowfall than our neighbours to the east. Plus, find unlimited outdoor activities like skiing, snowboarding, skating, snowshoeing, fat biking, tobogganing, and of course, warming up in the Radium Hot Springs pools. While you’re here for the holidays, plan to spend time at the locally-loved events like the Winter Wonderland Market and Village Sleigh Rides for a festive day out.

Check out our top 7 things to do during your trip to Radium this holiday season!

1. Explore Legend’s Park

Legend’s Park in Radium Hot Springs is the place to be this winter! Lace up your skates for a game of shinny on the new skating rink, pack your toboggan for a ride down the hill, or bring some marshmallows to toast at a fire pit!

2. Embark on a Snowshoe Adventure

Snowshoeing is a great way to get outside! Head out on a trail around town, or check out the groomed trail at Nipika Mountain Resort or Panorama Mountain Resort.

3. Strap on the Skis

Photo: Panorama Mountain Resort

Nordic or downhill? Radium is your perfect gateway to ski adventures! Get your powder fix at Panorama Mountain Resort, bring the family to Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, or head out on a Nordic ski trail at Nipika Mountain Resort.

4. Spot the Bighorn Sheep

The Bighorn Sheep can often be seen around the Village of Radium. Try your luck at spotting the sheep throughout town at favourite spots like the Springs Golf Course, Redstreak Road, or even Main Street!

5. Visit the Radium Hot Springs pools

Photo: Parks Canada / Zoya Lynch

No trip to Radium is complete without a stop at the Radium Hot Springs pools. Soak in the naturally-heated water beneath the snowy rockface to soothe muscles and warm up after a day outside.

No matter your speed, you’ll find your perfect getaway in the Village of Radium! Whether you’re looking for alpine adventure or a relaxing retreat, there’s so much to do. Need some more inspiration? Have a look at our winter planning page to get you started!

6. Go for a Sleigh Ride

Have you ever gone on a sleigh ride? Well, there is no better time to experience the magic of a sleigh ride than when visiting the Village of Radium Hot Springs this holiday season. The Village Sleigh Ride will make you feel like you are starring in a holiday movie.

From December 26-30, you can book this experience. To book a sleight ride, call the Radium Visitor Centre at (250)347-9331 or email them at

7. Radium Hot Springs Winter Wonderland Market

Love holiday markets? Well, we do too! On December 29 & 30 from 11 am- 3 pm, attend the Radium Hot Springs Winter Wonderland Market to experience more holiday market magic. Find a treat (or two) while supporting local businesses.

Upcoming Events

December 1, 2023

Holly Jolly Market

Visit the Columbia Valley Centre for the Holly Jolly Market on December 1 from 4-8 pm and December 2 from 10 am- 4 pm.  Find local gifts and treats for this holiday season.

Free entry.

All Events

Gearing up to spend the holiday season in the Village? Make sure to book your place to stay in advance!

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