Radium and the Columbia Valley is looking forward to welcoming our skiers, hot springs soakers and snow angels to the mountains this winter. Before you go, have a look at what to expect from these winter activities to best keep you safe.
If you’re not sure of what to do in the Columbia Valley this winter, read on for some ideas to get you started!
Radium Hot Springs and the Columbia Valley are welcoming visitors to travel and experience the natural beauty safely. Local businesses are open and appreciate your support. Feel free to reach out to the Visitor Centre with any questions about activities, attractions and safe travel at this time.
Remember to adhere to the province of British Columbia’s restrictions, including:
- Avoid non-essential travel within, to and from British Columbia
- Face coverings are mandatory in all public indoor spaces
- Indoor social gatherings are cancelled.
Radium Hot Springs Pools
Soak in the crown jewel of Radium Hot Springs! Nestled in the natural rocks, enjoy the warm mineral water to soak away your winter chill. The Hot Springs pools are particularly magical in the winter, with snow blanketing the surrounding landscape.
The Radium Hot Springs Pools are open to the public daily. Keep in mind the pools have a maximum capacity of 100; try to go at non-peak times to avoid waiting in line. Make sure to bring your own bathing suit and towel, as rentals are not available this year.
Shops, Services and Restaurants
Explore retail therapy in Radium Hot Springs’ cozy downtown. Grab a cup of local coffee, handcrafted art or a delicious takeout meal on Radium’s main street.
Small businesses in Radium Hot Springs are eager to welcome guests this winter season. For the most up-to-date information on what is open, find information here.
Trails and Paths Around Radium Hot Springs
Even with some snow, there is still many paths to explore in Radium Hot Springs! Take in the views of the Columbia River Wetlands from the Old Coach Trail, immerse yourself in the forested Sinclair Creek Trail or take a walk through Radium’s shops and streets.
Other Nearby Adventures & Activities
Fairmont Hot Springs Pools
If you’d like to tour the hot springs of the Columbia Valley, Fairmont is next on your list! The Fairmont Hot Springs are located overlooking the beautiful Columbia River Valley.
The Fairmont Hot Springs Pools are open to guests of the resort daily, as well as the public at select timeslots. Public guests can book their timeslot in advance to ensure their spot.
Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Hill
The Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Hill has options for everyone. From family friendly to thrilling, ski and snowboard runs offer an adventure for all. Explore terrain parks, or try out a new experience at the Outlaw Alley Tube Park.
Face coverings are required when purchasing tickets, in lift line-ups, while loading and riding the lifts, indoors of the ski chalet and rental shop, and the parking lot. Frequently touched areas including washrooms will have enhanced sanitization protocols. If you are purchasing a day pass, please use the outside ticket window at the base of the ski hill.
Panorama Mountain Resort
For a big mountain experience, check out Panorama Mountain Resort, a half hour’s drive away from Radium Hot Springs. Panorama offers a vast area of ski terrain and chair lifts. If you’d rather not ski, enjoy one of the many restaurants offered, check out the local shops or visit the spa.
Opening December 11, 2020, lift tickets will be available for purchase online or by phone. Face coverings must be worn in all indoor areas, outside the village, in the lift line and on the chairlift. Rentals and Ski & Ride lessons will be available.
Lake Windermere Whiteway
The world’s longest skating path, the Whiteway, will be open this year. This skating path is the perfect opportunity to take in the views of the Rocky and Purcell Mountains while getting some fresh air on the lake! If you’d rather cross country ski, there will be tracks available as soon as the snow sticks.
Make sure to skate only with those in your household and keep distanced from those outside of your bubble. If you’re skating on a busy day, consider bringing a face covering if distance is hard to maintain.
Safe Travel Reminders
Remember to always follow the most recent updates from the Provincial Health Order as the COVID-19 situation evolves. Stay home if you are feeling ill, keep your bubble small and distance as much as possible.
Keep these SMART travel reminders in mind:
Stay home if you are feeling sick.
Measure physical distancing by taking care to remain 2 meters from others
Act appropriately. Wear a mask, sanitize your hands often and follow recommendations from health officials.
Respect rules, guidelines and protocols. Most importantly, respect and show kindness towards others.
Together we are stronger! Through teamwork, respect and kindness we can all be sure to safely enjoy Radium Hot Springs.