Location: Highways 93 and 95; 135 km (84 miles) southwest of Banff; 145 km (90 miles) north of Cranbrook; borders Kootenay National Park. Population: 900. Visitor Information: Tourism Radium Hot Springs, 7556 Main Street East, Radium Hot Springs, B.C. V0A lM0; Phone: (250) 347-9331 or l-888-347-9331; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.tourismradium.com
Located on the “warm side of the Canadian Rockies” on the beautiful Columbia River, Radium Hot Springs is a mountain getaway village with a diversity of accommodations. It offers beautiful alpine scenery, natural hot spring pools, great dining and unlimited outdoor activities, including skiing, hiking and golfing on 15 courses within a 45-minute driving radius.
Radium is a leisurely 3-hour drive from Calgary, through awe-inspiring Kootenay National Park on the Banff-Windermere Highway. Along the way, travelers encounter the world famous Radium Hot Springs Mineral Pools in a peaceful setting surrounded by natural rock walls. From the pools, Highway 93 continues through the impressive, sheer red rock cliffs of Sinclair Canyon, then enters the magnificent Windermere Valley of the Columbia River. The mighty Columbia flows past the edge of the community and is bordered by the largest continuous wetlands in North America. In May of each year, bird watchers from around the world enjoy the “Wings over the Rockies” bird festival. Plenty of big horn sheep, mule deer, whitetail deer, bear and elk also frequent the Valley.
This small, visitor-friendly community is busy with activities, special events and attractions. Whether it be championship golf courses, water sports on Lake Windermere, whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, trail riding, mini-golf, shopping or just relaxing in one of the many fine restaurants, visitors find everything they need to enjoy a fabulous holiday.
Radium Hot Springs is only a short drive from Panorama, Fairmont and Kicking Horse Ski Resorts, and several very popular cross-country ski trails are featured in the Valley. The surrounding mountains also boast some of the finest snowmobiling in the Rockies, with miles of groomed trails and many picturesque backcountry areas.