Scenic Self-Guided Tour Around the Village of Radium Hot Springs

By Tourism Radium on February 15, 2019

scenic self-guided tour around the village of radium hot springs Scenic Self-Guided Tour Around the Village of Radium Hot Springs.

Enjoy the remarkable scenery that surrounds the Village of Radium Hot Springs. Expansive 365-degree views, cozy Hot Springs, incredible dining and exploring the outdoors – the makings of a beautiful and memorable Rocky Mountain escape in the Columbia Valley.


Day 1: Explore the Visitor Centre and soak in the Hot Springs

Begin your adventure with a stop in at the Radium Hot Springs Visitor Centre. Talk to the expert staff and learn about all there is to see and do as well as where you’ll find some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere. Be sure to pick up a self-guided Old Coach Trail pamphlet for tomorrow.

Enjoy a blissful soak in the Radium Hot Springs Pools. Luxuriate in the soothing, hot mineral waters, nestled beneath rugged snow-covered rock cliffs. The perfect way to relax after hours of travel.

Warm, relaxed and in vacation-mode, head out for a tasty, casual meal and a delicious glass of BC wine or spirits at one of the cozy lounge or pub in town. If it happens to be a Monday night, you’re in luck: enjoy some of the best live music in the Columbia Valley and beyond at Live Music Monday.


Day 2: Gorgeous views and wildlife sightings

Begin your morning with home-cooked breakfast in one of Radium’s delicious local eateries: a hearty breakfast burrito, traditional bacon ’n eggs, and so much more.

Prep your camera or ensure you’ve got space on your phone, because you’ll be enjoying breathtaking views. Enjoy a scenic walk, run or fatbike along the Old Coach Trail beginning at the trail head, located at the southern end of Main Street West. This historic route winds along the bench-lands above the Columbia River, offering fantastic views of the river and wetlands below. Make sure to have the self-guiding trail pamphlet with you. Need to rent a bike, no problem, Far Out Adventure Hub has everything you need!

Radium Hot Springs is known for easy and spectacular wildlife viewing. A stroll through town is typically guaranteed to ensure at least one Bighorn sighting! Between the Bighorn sheep and the abundance of birdlife that flourish in the Columbia River Wetlands, considered the largest wetland in North America, there’s no shortage of photo ops.

Explore the Redstreak Restoration Area (Park Pass Required). Only a short and easy 20 minute walk on this gentle interpretive trail through beautiful meadows reborn by prescribed forest fire. A perfect place to spot Bighorn Sheep too!


The mineral-rich waters of the Hot Springs are the perfect warm up after a day of exploring outdoors.

After a day of exploring in the fresh air, you’ll be ready for a good meal. Enjoy an evening of fine dining in one of Radium’s several restaurants or travel to Invermere for a few more options. Delicious food and great wine make for the perfect end to a lovely, scenic day.

Day 3: Discover stunning canyon views 

Visit Bighorn Cafe to grab a great coffee or quick breakfast to start the day. In addition to a great coffee, be sure to pick up something for energy because this is bound to be an active, breathtaking day.

The Juniper Trail, has to be one of the best kept secrets in the Park! This scenic trail guides you along the edge of Sinclair Canyon and through different eco-systems including an open Douglas-fir forest. Discover stunning views of the Columbia Valley and Sinclair Creek Falls.

Make your way along the Valley View. This short 2.4 km trail packs a punch with its steep trail connecting the village of Radium Hot Springs with Redstreak Campground. Terrific exercise while providing great views of the Columbia Valley.

Bring your scenic view getaway to a close with another terrific meal. There are a number of choices. Perhaps visit a pub or lounge to start, and then a short stroll through town to settle into one of the many fine restaurants Radium has to offer.

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