Hot Springs

Hot Springs

Relax and rejuvenate in the historic Radium Hot Springs pools.

Soak it All In

Indulge in a dip at the famous Radium Hot Springs pools. Open year-round, the hot springs pools are filled with naturally heated water containing a unique blend of scentless minerals to relax and rejuvenate you.

Radium Hot Springs pools

The namesake of Radium Hot Springs is a must-see on any trip to the Columbia Valley. Swim and play in the cool pool or relax and take in the rocky surroundings of the hot pool. You won’t find a larger or more accessible hot spring in all of the Rocky Mountains!

Parks Canada has followed local health guidelines and provincial regulations to reopen many visitor experiences at national parks and national historic sites across Canada. The health and safety of Canadians, park visitors and Parks Canada team members remains the top priority.

The Radium Hot Springs pools are open.  To make the most of your visit, please come prepared for the following:

Rules to Follow:

  • Effective December 27, 2021, proof of vaccination is required to enter the Radium Hot Springs pools. Patrons 12 and older must show proof of full vaccination and government issued ID (18+ only). Learn more about B.C.’s Provincial Health Order here.
  • Wearing a mask in indoor public spaces including the lobby, dry hall and change rooms is required by B.C.’s Public Health Officer. Masks are not effective when wet and should not be worn in the showers, wet hall or pools. When soaking in the pools, masks can be stored in your locker. Masks are required for those 9 and up.
  • Be kind and respectful to Parks Canada staff and other visitors.
  • Stay home if you have a runny nose, cough, fever or feel ill.  
  • Food and alcohol is not permitted in the building or pools.

What to Expect:

  • The Radium Hot Springs pools has a maximum capacity of 200 people to ensure lifeguard to patron ratios are maintained at all times. Wait times vary and can be very long during busy periods. You will be required to wait outside with your entire group. 
  • There is limited access to shelter or shade. Please dress for the weather and bring a water bottle for each member of your group.
  • No reservations are available. Entry to the Radium Hot Springs Pools is on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • Hours have been adjusted to allow for additional cleaning by staff. Check the hours of the Hot Springs pools here.
  • Swimsuit and towel rentals are available. Towels are also available for purchase.
  • Expect increased safety protocols in place, including hand sanitizing stations, Plexiglas barriers and signage to help visitors move safely through the building.

For more information, please read Parks Canada’s FAQ.

Parks Canada reminds all visitors to arrive prepared when visiting Canada’s national parks and national historic sites. Every visit should start with a trip to How to visit during COVID-19. Here you can find up to date information on what is open, what is closed and how to visit safely. When visiting national parks, only visit areas that are open, always adhere to the guidance of public health authorities, and be respectful of other visitors.

Visit for further updates and information.

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Fairmont Hot Springs Pools. Photographer: Zoya Lynch

Fairmont Hot Springs pools

The Fairmont Hot Springs pools are the perfect day trip from Radium. The pools overlook the Columbia Valley and Purcell Mountain Range. Hop back and forth between the hot pool, cool pool, and dive tank. While you’re there, explore the town of Fairmont and its activities including ziplining, escape rooms, and shopping. 

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Lussier Natural Hot Springs

Lussier Hot Springs in Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park are located 17 kilometres down a winding logging road. Nestled in a rock bed, the natural hot springs are located on the shore of the Lussier River and are truly a majestic place. 

Lussier Hot Springs are free for public use. Make sure to pack out everything you pack in. No facilities or cell phone service are available at these undeveloped hot springs. Be sure to check the BC Parks website for any current closures or advisories. 

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