|Population: 879 (2021 Census)
Elevation: 800 m (2,651 ft)
Beeland Market & Coffee Bar (In Spillimacheen)
Big Horn Cafe
Conrad’s Kitchen and Grill (Prestige Resort)
Helena’s Stube Restaurant
Horsethief Creek Pub & Eatery
Old Salzburg Restaurant
The Local Coffee House – Fairmont
The village of Radium Hot Springs lies at the southern entrance to Kootenay National Park. The hot pool facilities are located in Sinclair Canyon, just a couple of minutes inside the park boundary. People come here not only for the hot springs but also for the excellent golf courses in the area. Radium Hot Springs also offers many hiking opportunities, whitewater rafting adventures and scenic floats.
The village offers a variety of accommodation from campgrounds to full-service resorts and shops such as Funky Junk Stained Glass. And, the Visitor Centre offers a wildlife exhibit which includes a number of educational pieces: a mountain goat, a bighorn sheep, a black bear, cougar and a loon. There is also a Ktunaxa (First Nations) heritage exhibit offering an interpretive centre with artifacts.
Things to See & Do in Radium Hot Springs
Columbia Valley Wetlands
Marshes adjacent to the Columbia River between Golden and Invermere form one of largest contiguous wetlands in North America.
Cultures in Contact
Culture and history of Ktunaxa Nation & Anatomy of Land exhibit is offered at the Visitor Centre.
Gateway to Kootenay National Park
The Highway 93/95 junction is the southern entrance to Kootenay National Park offering several points of interest.
Mountain Biking Trails
This area is home to hundreds of kilometres of world-class trails: Old Coach, Lake Lillian and Nipika Cross River Canyon Trails. A number of biking events also take place such as the Kootenay Krusher – early-June.
Nearby Bugaboo Provincial Park
Situated in the Purcell Mountains, this park continues to draw climbers from around the world to its airy, glacier-sculpted granite spires.
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep & Headbanger Festival
A famous attraction for Radium Hot Springs – The Headbanger Festival takes place the first weekend in November during the sheep’s annual rut.
Soak in the therapeutic Radium Hot Springs pools
Dramatic scenery and soothing water to rejuvenate.