At the Radium Hot Springs relax, unwind and soak up some history!
Located in the heart of the Columbia Valley, relax in the soothing mineral water at the Radium Hot Springs Pools. From here gaze up, way up at the Sinclair Canyon’s rock cliffs and see if you can spot on of the bighorn sheep who call this special place home.
The Radium Hot Springs’ Pools are family friendly facility offering plenty of space to relax and play. With a large hot pool, a surprise plunge and a 25 meter cooler swimming pool there is something for every member of the family to enjoy no matter what the temperature is outside!
Note: The Radium Hot Springs Pools are currently not renting swimsuits or towels, and the number of visitors allowed in the pools has been adjusted to enable safe physical distancing.
For up-to-date information on fees and hours of operation, be sure to visit Parks Canada’s Website here
Plan to visit often. There is so much to enjoy;
- On site Pleiades Spa and Wellness where you’ll find a personalized intimate surrounding designed to ensure you receive comfortable individualized attention through our professional licensed therapists.
- Onsite annual stained glass art show & sale
- Bighorn Sheep viewing on the slopes above the Radium Hot Springs Pools
- Explore the trail to Redstreak campground or take a stroll along the Juniper trail to see the canyon from top to bottom.
Exploring the Canadian Rockies? Soak in even more history in Banff and Jasper national parks!
Set in three of Canada’s most stunning national parks, Miette, Radium and Banff Upper Hot Springs – often referred to as the Canadian Rockies Hot Springs – are some of the most picturesque hot springs in the country. Whether you watching bighorn sheep scale the walls of Sinclair Canyon from Radium Hot Springs, relaxing in the hottest hot springs in the Canadian Rockies at Miette or taking in the sights from 1500 m at Banff Upper Hot Springs these special places are not to be missed!
Like a gourmet blend of coffee, each of the Canadian Rockies Hot Springs has its own unique blend of minerals, gases and temperatures. So pack your swimsuit and try them all for yourself! Or better yet, rent a heritage suit for that perfect selfie.
History of Radium Hot Springs
- Pre 1840s Indigenous people considered the hot springs a spiritual place and used the water as a source of rejuvenation and healing.
- 1841 Sir George Simpson, the governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company, made the first recorded visit to the springs. He bathed in a gravel pool just big enough for one person.
- Late 1800s The first permanent settlers came to the area and the springs became more popular.
- 1890 Roland Stuart, an Englishman, purchased the springs for $160.
- 1914 Construction of a concrete bathing pool, log bathhouse, small store and a home for the caretaker.
- 1922 The Government assumed ownership of hot springs and it was included in a newly established Kootenay National Park.
- 1927 Construction of a new bathhouse and expansion of the pool. The building is a Classified Federal Heritage Building.
The Heritage Character Statement
- 1949 Construction of the Aquacourt building begins and is completed in 1951.
- 1968 A new hot pool replaced the original 1914 pool and a collection system for all the hot springs sources was installed.
- 1997 Major renovations begin with new reception area, gift shop, upgraded change rooms, and hot/cold plunge pool.
- 2001 Radium Hot Springs celebrated the 50th anniversary of the building of the Aquacourt with special events all summer long!
- 2002 A new spa opened offering health oriented services to visitors.
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