The small mountain Village of Radium is pure magic during the winter season. The days are shorter, yes, but we get to see a magnificent sunset over the Purcell Mountains each evening.
Radium Hot Spring Pools
The Radium Hot Springs Pools in winter are nothing short of spectacular. White snow blankets the rock face and hoarfrost covers the trees. Find hours and operating information here.
Winter trails are bountiful in Radium. Strap on your gear of choice and get going! Snowshoeing awaits. Stop in at the Radium Visitor Centre for a map, or take a look at the easy trails around Radium for inspiration.
Kootenay National Park
Dog Lake and Cobb Lake offer beautiful snowshoe opportunities. If you’d rather take in the winter sights, make a stop at the Numa Falls rest area to bask in the beauty of snow and icy-blue water. Find more information about Kootenay National Park here.
Nipika Mountain Resort
Nipika Mountain Resort is a 30-minute drive from Radium and is a haven of great winter activities. Purchase a day pass and rent some gear to head down snowshoe, cross-country ski, and fat bike trails. Take your skates for a spin on the frozen pond. Find more information about Nipika Mountain Resort here.
Ice fish on Lake Windermere or one of the many backcountry lakes near the Village. Learn more here.
Radium is proud to host world-class snowmobiling terrain in the backcountry. Make sure to know before you go and confer with the Visitor Centre to learn about current avalanche conditions, and check out the Windermere Valley Snowmobile Society. If you’d prefer a guided tour, reach out to Toby Creek Adventures.
From the delightful skating rink in the Village of Radium to the record-setting Lake Windermere Whiteway, skating is perfect in the Columbia Valley.
Pedal away on snow-covered trails groomed into corduroy. Nipika Mountain Resort grooms over 30 km of fat bike only trails with terrain for all levels of rider. Volunteers with the Columbia Valley Cycling Society groom the Lake Lillian trail network throughout winter. Or go for a fast lap on the Lake Windermere Whiteway.
The Village of Radium is lit up and festive over the Holiday season. One of the best activities is to head out for a stroll after dark to take in the beautiful displays.