Catch a Good Time
Cast a line in one of the many lakes, rivers, or streams near Radium Hot Springs.
Around the Columbia Valley, you’ll find dozens of easily accessible rivers, lakes, and streams to sink your line. All within 30 km of Radium.
Try your luck at catching your dinner, or head out for a peaceful day of catch and release on the water. Radium Hot Springs is known for its spectacular fly fishing and trolling. Stake out your fishing spot just outside of town, or head further in to the backcountry for a more secluded experience.
Cast a line in one of the many stocked lakes near Radium for a chance to catch trout and mountain whitefish.
When the snow flies, go ice fishing on a nearby frozen lake. This time-honoured Canadian tradition is best experienced in the Columbia Valley! Make sure to pack a thermos of hot chocolate and warm clothing to keep toasty.
Try your hand at catching trout in Lake Windermere.
The vast waters of the Columbia Valley’s famous lake are easy to get to and perfect for casting a line out of a canoe or boat! Take in beautiful views of the mountain ranges and soak up the sunshine.
For the road less travelled, head out to a backcountry lake near Radium Hot Springs.
Backcountry lakes often have a BC Recreation camping site attached, creating a quiet getaway for those seeking a secluded experience. Find our backcountry recreation map here for inspiration on where to find hidden gems.
Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park
Located down a beautiful and twisting Forest Service Road lies Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park.
The sparkling green waters of Whiteswan Lake are home to an abundance of stocked rainbow trout in all seasons.
Moose Lake, also within the park, is a quiet refuge for anglers to explore.
Make a weekend of it and find spectacular campsites at four campgrounds located within the Provincial Park.
Kootenay National Park
Kootenay National Park offers several unique fishing opportunities.
Hike in to fish at Cobb Lake or Dog Lake, or find a spot on the Kootenay or Vermillion Rivers. A National Park fishing licence is required; this licence can be purchased at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre or at the Kootenay National Park Gate. Please ensure to read and understand all fishing regulations of the Park, including zero possession limits.
Gear rentals and guided experiences available. Remember to carry your BC or Parks Canada Fishing Licence with you on your adventures! Keep in mind AWD vehicles are sometimes required to access remote fishing areas.
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