Radium Hot Springs … Adrenaline Rush

By Tourism Radium on June 1, 2019

Looking for a few days of fun, adventure, and relaxation while getting a few hits of adrenaline? Radium has you covered – mountain bike, zipline, run the Kootenay River. Let’s do this! Radium Hot Springs …. Adrenaline Rush. 

Radium Hot Springs Day 1: Mountain biking at Nipika and Hot Springs

If an afternoon of Columbia Valley fun is what you’re after, be sure to stop in at Nipika Mountain Resort for the BEST in mountain biking adventure. Located only 30 minutes from Radium Hot Springs, bordering Kootenay National Park, this place offers the ultimate in fun on two wheels. Regardless your skill level, Nipika offers world-class mountain bike terrain that ranges from beginner to expert and is described as smooth, flowy, rooty, and technical. There are 30 km of a wonderfully diverse and scenic expertly maintained trails through which you can experience dense forested trails, meadows of wildflowers, and scenic views over and along the river as well as a ride across the Natural and Canyon Bridges.

A mountain biking newbie? Nipika offers mountain bike lessons as well as a fleet of bikes for rent.

Relax and rejuvenate from your active afternoon with a blissful soak in the Radium Hot Springs Pools. Sink into the hot, languid mineral waters, nestled beneath rugged rock cliffs. Perfect for soothing weary bones after hours of travel and exploring town. Need to cool off? Dive into refreshment in the cold pool adjacent to the hot springs.

Dinner in Radium Hot Springs: with no shortage of delicious tasty, casual dining options, you’re sure to find the perfect meal to wind down your first day along with a delicious glass of BC beer, wine or spirits.


Day 2: Zipline, Segway Tour, and Radium Hot Springs Patio Hopping

Breakfast: begin a leisurely morning off right with a home-cooked breakfast, a hearty breakfast burrito or traditional bacon ’n eggs, in one of the delicious eateries nearby. Don’t forget to stock up on sandwiches and snacks for later!

Get ready for a whole new perspective on Radium Hot Springs! Over 1.5 hours of exciting fun for the whole family, Valley Zipline Adventures will have you traversing 7 ziplines and zig-zagging across the Dry Gulch valley, taking in views of the pristine Columbia Valley Wetlands and the world famous Purcell Mountain range.

Be sure to make time to include the Climbing Wall and Jump Tower while you’re there. Their 32 foot climbing wall, with three different routes of varying challenge and difficulty, will let you climb high for a bird’s eye view of the spectacular Columbia Valley. Face your fear of heights on their new Jump Tower. Climb 35 feet up and simply step off the edge a thrilling free fall experience before being caught softly and lowered to the ground. A true free-fall sensation for a stomach- flipping thrill!





Looking for a fun and unique way to see the Village of Radium Hot Springs? While maybe not an adrenaline rush, segways are a fun and unique way to experience Radium Hot Springs. The friendly folks at Kootenay Segway Adventures will be more than happy to guide a wonderful and historic tour of the Village.

It’s time to relax and enjoy the wonderful patio options around Radium. Walkable Radium lets you take advantage of some serious patio hopping. Take in striking Columbia Valley views from the comfortable outdoor seating of several great Radium restaurants and pubs. Order up incredible salads, appies, and mains along with your favourite BC bevvies, brews, wine, and spirits. Want a different view? Wander along to the next great location.



Suggestions: Old Salzburg, Elevation Dining & Patio at the Springs Golf Course, Horsethief Pub, Bighorn Café, Helna’s Stube, and more.

Day 3: Run the Kootenay River – your whitewater adventure awaits!

Breakfast in Radium Hot Springs: Start what’s sure to be an incredible day with a great cup of coffee or quick break- fast at a nearby cafe to start the day. Don’t forget to grab something for later, healthy sandwiches and snacks, because this is going to be a big day on the river.

Hosted by Kootenay River Runners, you’re in for an adventurous water-filled treat! Spend a day on one of the three best white water rivers in British Columbia. This established and esteemed company offers trips from mild to wild, the perfect whitewater rafting experience for any outdoor adventurer. The dedicated and experienced teams of river professionals on each of the rivers they run will help to maximize your experience on the water.

Dinner: an epic day running white water will leave you hungry for more terrific food. The perfect way to bring this fun, active, adrenaline-filled Rocky Mountain getaway to a fitting close is another delicious meal, perhaps cruise to Invermere, and then a short leisurely stroll through the downtown to settle into one of the many fine restaurants Invermere also has to offer.

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