The cooler season is here, and for those that love a quieter vacation, it’s time to take advantage. Radium Hot Springs, BC is famous for its fantastic location on the edge of the Canadian Rockies, bordering Kootenay National Park and overlooking the accessible playground of the Purcell mountain range to the East.
What are some of the highlights of November that work wonderfully with cooler weather and smaller crowds? We’ve put together a list of 8 things to do in Radium this fall for those looking to take advantage of all that’s good in the month of November.
Hike the Trails
The reward is real, spending a few hours exploring well-marked trails among beautiful surroundings is a perfect way to spend a half or full day in the cool crisp mountain air of November!
Choose from hikes leaving right from Radium or head down a logging road to explore pristine backcountry trails.
Take #instaworthy photos of Olive Lake
That emerald water is only a casual stroll away. Head into Kootenay National Park (only 13 Km north of Radium Hot Springs) for a short and beautiful 0.7 Km walk to multiple photo-worthy viewpoints of the adorable Olive Lake.
Fully wheelchair and stroller accessible, this hike is perfect for a low-key day and a great combination with a scenic drive through Kootenay National Park.
Learn more about Olive Lake
See the Bighorn Sheep in Fall Rut
This is some serious action. During November and December, you can catch bighorn rams at their best! Weighing over 300 pounds, the muscular males are busy fighting for their right to mate. In this incredible display, rams face each other, rear up on their hind legs and charge forward, ending in a booming crack when the two male’s horns make connection.
Bighorn sheep frequent the town of Radium Hot Springs, so just take a walk or drive a round and you’re bound to find the action daily.
Visit the Visitor Centre
An indoor adventure for history buffs and ecology lovers. A fully interactive experience with an interpretive centre that tells incredible facts and stories about the area’s local wildlife and human history, has a delightful gift shop and all the local info you’re looking for.
Drop in for all your adventure needs: info on hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, events, environmental updates and explore the interpretive displays.
Learn more about the Radium Hot Springs Visitor Centre
See the Larches
If you’re in love with fall colours, Radium is the place to be. The larches in Radium Hot Springs put on a show each year! Catch the colours before the winter comes and enjoy the great outdoors on a trail.
Enjoy a Meal Out
Tasty meals await! If you are a foodie, you’ll love the restaurants in the Village. Choose from classic pub fare to Austrian-German classics.
Take in the Kootenay Valley Viewpoint
Make the plan to finally enjoy this incredible spot. If it’s a clear day, grab lunch-to-go in town, then head out for a scenic drive through Kootenay National Park. On the way, enjoy lots of wildlife viewing opportunities, historic sites and then the ultimate reward – the jaw-dropping Kootenay Valley Viewpoint.
Learn more about the Kootenay Valley Viewpoint
Explore on a Bike
We’ve got a long season of biking here in Radium. November is a great time to catch the last few weeks of trails before the snow flies. It is the perfect way to take in the larch views and breathe in the crisp fall air!
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