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.
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 39C (102F) and contain a variety of minerals including:
Two large outdoor pools are found here; one hot for soaking and one cooler pool for swimming.
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 stairs from the small parking lot.
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 pools.