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Radium Hot Springs

 

Don’t miss a visit to Radium Hot Springs in
Kootenay National Park.

Used by humans for centuries, this odourless hot
spring is renowned for its rejuvenating mineral
waters and dramatic setting in Sinclair Canyon.

Two large outdoor pools are found here; one hot
for soaking and one cooler pool for swimming.

Sustainability Initiatives:
Use excess geothermal energy from the hot springs instead of propane & oil; automatic tap shut offs installed; improved de-chlorination system for hot springs grey water.

Park Pass not required when stopping at the hot springs.

Located in the UNESCO Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site and open year-round, the spacious family-friendly facility welcomes visitors from around the world. The naturally heated mineral water is usually 39°C (102F) and contain a variety of minerals including:

  • Sulfate 572 part per million (ppm)
  • Calcium 205 ppm
  • Bicarbonate 134 ppm
  • Magnesium 42 ppm
  • Sodium 6.6 ppm

Pool Access

Visitor parking is available in the large parking lot on the north side of Highway 93 South and in the small parking lot on the south side of Highway 93 South. Pool access is via the stairs and pedestrian underpass from the large parking lot and the ramp from the small parking lot.

A variety of amenities, including accessible parking stalls, push-button entry doors, an elevator, accessible changerooms, submersible wheelchairs, a ramp into the hot pool and a chairlift into the cool pool are available to ensure everyone can enjoy the hot springs. One caregiver may enter for free when accompanying a paying individual with a disability who requires assistance using the hot springs.

Radium Hot Springs History

The First Nations peoples found the hot and odourless mineral water issuing from the rocks at the base of Redstreak Mountain. The springs were used to soothe and heal their aches and pains.  In 1841, the Governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company visited the site and in 1890, an Englishman named Roland Stuart purchased the springs for the bargain price of $160. The property was expropriated in 1920 and the springs became part of the Kootenay National Park. Today, people come from all over the world to experience the warm, soothing waters of the hot springs.

Contact Information

5420 Highway 93

KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK, BC

V0A 1M0

1-800-767-1611

HotSprings.ca

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