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23 Awesome Things to do in Radium Hot Springs, BC

23 Awesome Things to do in Radium Hot Springs, BC

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Just one and a half hours’ drive west of the ever-popular Banff National Park, Radium Hot Springs is the perfect place to escape Banff’s hustle and bustle, with tons of amazing epic activities for the whole family to get stuck into!

When I first heard about Radium, I pictured it as a quieter, more rugged version of Banff. So, it wasn’t until I visited that I realized that it’s so much more. The town is full to the brim with adorable mountain charm and so many cool things to do.

Located in the stunning Columbia Valley, Radium BC is surrounded by gorgeous scenery, golf courses for days, a boatload of lakes and hiking trails, as well as adrenaline-pumping activities like white water rafting. Honestly, this small town offers many of our favorite activities in British Columbia!

Oh, and how could we forget the incredible hot springs?!

Having visited Radium Hot Springs many times now, I can easily say that it’s the perfect place to visit and enjoy a holiday in Western Canada. In this blog, we’ll look at all the fun and exciting things to do here – I’m sure you’ll enjoy spending time in this cute town as much as I do.

23 Things to do in Radium Hot Springs, BC

1. Soak in the Radium Hot Springs

sitting in the Radium Hot Springs
The hot springs are the most popular attraction in the town of Radium!

Okay, obviously you need to start off by checking out the namesake of this town! The Radium Hot Springs are just 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) from downtown and are nestled right into the mountainous surroundings.

The springs are man-made pools fed by natural spring water, and are the perfect place to relax and unwind. You can jump right into the cool pool to go for a swim, or just relax and warm up in the hot pool.

The hot springs sit within Kootenay National Park, so you know you’ll be seeing some amazing scenery on the way! Because they are owned by Parks Canada, the cost is pretty reasonable at $16.50 CAD per adult (18+), $14.25 CAD for youths (3-17), and entry is free for kids under 3. You can even purchase a punch pass which works out to be cheaper if you visit multiple times.

The best part is that these hot springs are open all year round – so even in the winter you can sit back and soak in the warming water. It’s also quite a fun place to visit when it’s raining outside, as it will probably be less crowded and if you’re going to get wet anyway, why not?

Honestly, no trip to Radium is complete without a stop at the hot springs!

2. Check out the Kootenay Valley Viewpoint

Bailey at the Kootenay Valley Viewpoint  
Admire the views and take it all in!

Stunning views are par-for-the-course in this pretty corner of BC, but sometimes you just need to get a different vantage point to really enjoy it to the fullest.

For the perfect photo-op or romantic sunset view, take a drive up the BC-93 northeast for about 15 minutes out of town, soaking in the beautiful scenery along the way. You can then pull over at the Kootenay Valley Viewpoint to enjoy sweeping, panoramic views of the Mitchell and Vermillion mountain ranges.

It’s just a brief 5-minute stop-off point, and there aren’t really any facilities to note, but we snapped some of our favorite pictures from here, and we are sure you will too!

3. Go hiking

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You’ll get some incredible views from hiking trails around Radium!

Radium is absolutely full of awesome hiking trails, ranging from short and easy, to work-for-your-view challenging. I hope you brought your hiking boots!

One of our personal favorite trails has to be the Old Coach Trail, which is about 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) long trail (one-way) and has amazing views of the Columbia River. It’s also pretty easy to walk and is accessible for any level of hiker. Funny enough, back in the 1920s this historic route was traveled by Ford Model Ts, and there are signs along the way teaching you all about this!

You can start the trail near the Visitor Information Centre at the southern edge of Radium Hot Springs village, and there are also signs along the way to direct you.

Looking for something a little more challenging? Well, if you’ve got a day to spend, then we’d suggest checking out the Kindersley Pass and Sinclair Creek Loop. This hike is definitely on the harder side, at around 18 kilometers (11.1 miles) with over 1,300-meter (4,265 ft) elevation gain. This is not for the faint of heart, but you will be rewarded with stunning views!

4. Golf 

The Cliffhanger Hole at Greywolf Golf Course near Radium, BC
The famous Cliffhanger Hole at Greywolf Golf Course near Radium, BC

There’s no shortage of golfing options in the Columbia Valley! In fact, this region is so popular for golfing that it actually its own circuit, AKA the “Columbia Valley Golf Trail,” a series of eight golf courses between Radium Hot Springs and the town of Fairmont Hot Springs. They range from small, local courses to world-class greens, all within a 40-minute drive of each other.

The Radium Golf Group operates both the Springs Course and the Radium Course, which are both located just outside the town center and offer up gorgeous views of the area. Whether you’re a part-time golfer or a pro, it’s worth heading out to the greens for the scenery alone!

Other nearby options we’ve heard great things about include Edgewater Hilltop (famous for their post-golf homemade pie!), Eagle Ranch Resort (award-winning, 18-hole course), or Copper Point (natural, lay-of-the-land route).

Honestly, all you really need to do is close your eyes and pick a course – you’ll have a great time enjoying one of Radium’s best summer activities!

Related read: If you’re planning a roadtrip and are huge fans of golf, you’ll want to head over to Kimberley. Golfing is easily one of the best things to do in Kimberley, BC!

5. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Old Tyme Candy Shoppe

woman shopping inside the Old Tyme Candy Shop in Radium, BC
There’s too many to choose from!

I have a massive sweet tooth, and can’t resist stepping inside a good old-fashioned candy store every so often. The name might give it away, but the Old Tyme Candy Shoppe in Radium Hot Springs is just like stepping back in time! You can find all of your nostalgic childhood favorites here, as well as hard-to-find candies from around the world, including licorice, taffy, chocolates, and everything in between.

There’s enough choice here to satisfy even the largest sugar cravings! If you love fudge, I’d recommend trying out their handmade range, which are beautifully made and taste amazing. Dan literally had to pull me out of here!

Located conveniently in downtown Radium, this gem is easy to find on Main Street, so whenever you’re out for a walk around town, be sure to stop by.

Related read: Old Tyme Candy Shoppe also has locations in Canmore, Alberta, as well as Lake Louise!

6. Go whitewater rafting

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What a beautiful place to go rafting! Photo credit: Kootenay River Runners

Nothing gets your adrenaline running quite like a trip down a river full of rushing rapids. It’s also such a unique way to enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the region – just keep an eye on where you’re heading!

By far the most popular whitewater rafting experience is this half-day tour out on the nearby rivers, as you can bet you’ll have some amazing views along the way. You’ll encounter class 2 and 3 rapids, which, if you’ve never been rafting before, are quite easy and suitable for the whole family. Even children as young as 5 can enjoy them!

Their office is also just a 2-minute drive from downtown, so it’s easily walkable if you’re staying in Radium or nearby.

The half-day tour, which covers 18 km (11.1 mi) of incredible wilderness in the mountainous valleys. The tour also includes a meal or a snack, as well as all the safety equipment you need to have a fun and comfortable time!

Tickets cost $109 CAD for adults and $89 CAD for youths. You can book your spot easily online here!

7. Hit the slopes at Panorama Ski Resort

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Skiing in Canada is the best!

If you are lucky enough to visit Radium Hot Springs in the winter, then Panorama Ski Resort is a must-visit! The resort is located about a 30-minute drive away from Radium, through the neighboring town of Invermere. Here you can experience over 3000 acres of terrain, with a summit elevation of 8000 feet (2,438 m), easily some of the best views around.

Panorama is also conveniently located in a ski-in/ski-out village, making it a breeze to hit the slopes. You can actually book somewhere to stay right in the village, so the ski hill is literally right on your doorstep.

There are also tons of options for ski and snowboard lessons, so this resort is also a great option for beginners too. If you fancy trying something else, then other popular activities include Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and tubing!

A ticket for the ski lift is around $149 CAD for a day of skiing or boarding, but there are a bunch of different options and savings available depending on when you go, so make sure to take a look at their website for the latest prices.

If you haven’t brought your own, you can also rent a full set of skis, poles, and boots here at Panorama for up to five days. One day’s rental costs just $57 CAD for adults (13+) and $38 CAD for kids (12 and under) – you can also rent a helmet separately for $11 CAD.

Related Read: Feeling a bit hungry after hitting the slopes? Check out our favorite restaurants in Invermere with tasty dishes that are sure to fill you up!

8. Explore Kootenay National Park

A bridge and mountain views at Marble Canyon in Kootenay National Park
Marble Canyon in Kootenay National Park.

Radium is the gateway to the stunning Kootenay National Park. Seriously, you will not be able to put your camera away while you’re here!

To reach the park, you’ll need to head over to Highway 93, which runs right through the park. We’d say it takes about an hour to enjoy the entire drive, with a few great viewpoints along the way, like Vermillion River and the massive 11,234 ft (3,424 m) Deltaform Mountain.

If you’re looking for something more active, there are tons of backcountry trails to try out. Of them all, Marble Canyon has to be our favorite! You can find the canyon towards the end of the highway, about 14 minutes away from Castle Junction.

The trail up to the canyon from the parking lot and back isn’t particularly long, about a mile (1.6 km), so it’s easily doable for families with kids too. Once you reach the river, you’ll be rewarded with a view of the magnificent Tokkum River, which carves through the canyon in a way that is just spectacular. Definitely grab plenty of photos while you’re here!

Important Note: As part of Parks Canada, there is a fee to enter Kootenay National Park. It’s either $10.50 CAD for the day, or you can purchase a Discovery Pass for just under $70 CAD, giving you access to over 80 destinations in Canada for a years’ time. We promise – it’s totally worth it for a day in this gorgeous place!

9. Visit Lower Bugaboo Falls

If you’re looking to get outside, but keep it chill, make sure to add Lower Bugaboo Falls to your list of things to do in Radium. It’s just about a 35-minute drive from Radium Hot Springs, making it perfect for a short afternoon getaway in nature.

To reach the falls, you’ll need to follow a short 2.9 kilometer (1.8 mile) out-and-back trail which is pretty easy to walk. Along the way, make sure to stop and look around, there are a few moments along the way where the views are next-level.

Once you reach the end of the trail, you’ll discover the beautiful namesake of the trail, the Lower Bugaboo Falls. It may be scenic, but the waterfall sure is powerful! We’d say the entire round trip out to the falls and back takes about an hour in total.

10. Relax at Olive Lake

Olive Lake, Kootenay National Park
Olive Lake is so peaceful!

All this hiking probably has you itching for some R&R! If you need a day to just kick back and relax, check out Olive Lake, which is just 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) east of Radium along the Kootenay National Park.

This amazing lake has some of the clearest water we’ve seen in around, perfect for a photo op and to simply admire the beautiful natural landscape. It really is the perfect place for a peaceful afternoon to read a book, or to enjoy a picnic lunch at the picnic tables around the lake.

To reach the lake, simply park up at the nearby stopping point and follow the short 0.3 km (0.18 mi) trail across to the lakeside. Please note that the lake does close seasonally during the wintertime, and is often closed through May as bear activity is higher during this time. You can find out more about when the lake is open over on the Parks Canada website.

11. Explore Sinclair Canyon  

A view over Sinclare Canyon, Radium
The beautiful Sinclair Canyon!

Starting right in Radium town, the Sinclair Creek Trail System is made up of a huge variety of individual trails that follow the scenic Sinclair Creek. The good news is these trails are also pretty easy and enjoyable walks right next to the rushing river, perfect for bringing the family out to stretch their legs.

There’s also even better news for dog-owners – the trails are all off-leash dog areas!

One of our favorite routes starts right outside downtown Radium and winds up through the valley along the creek. It’s also really well-marked, so it’s impossible to get lost along the way. As you walk, you may also spot some boards along the way that include tons of fun info on trout and salmon spawning, as well as the habitat restoration of the area!

The entire trail is about 3 km (1.8 mi) as a round-trip trail, and you can find more information as well as the route map over on Alltrails.

Related Read: If you love to hike, consider visiting nearby Fernie. Even in the winter, there’s plenty to do in Fernie including beautiful trails to explore.

12. Meet the locals

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Many Bighorn Sheep call Radium “home”.

And by locals, we mean sheep. Yes, sheep! Radium Hot Springs is famously home to the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, who make themselves at home pretty much anywhere! If you’re spending any amount of time here in Radium, chances are you’ll catch a glimpse of these amazing creatures, distinguished by their large, curled horns.

It is common to see them both in and around town, and along the highway leaving Radium. If you do see these magnificent animals, snapping pictures is okay, but make sure you say your hellos from a distance! While they may seem tame, they are still wild animals, so it’s best to be cautious.

13. Enjoy a few beach days

A lady walks into the water at James Chabot Provincial Park in Invermere, BC
Can you imagine a better way to spend the day?

Radium Hot Springs enjoys warm, dry summers, and so if you’re around at this time of year, a day at the lake is an absolute must! On second thought, maybe a few days…

In fact, you’ll be surprised just how many great beach options there are nearby. But if we had to choose, our favorite spots nearby would be Windermere Lake (pictured above) and Columbia Lake.

Windermere Lake is just a 15-minute drive away in the nearby town of Invermere. We love to stop by James Chabot Provincial Park which has its very own 360-meter (1,181-foot) long sandy beach and go for a dip!

If you’re up for it, we recommend renting a boat in Invermere and spending the day out on the lake. You could even try your hand at skiing or wakeboarding! You can rent a boat for under $500 CAD/day, so if you’re going with a group, it’s very reasonable.

Columbia Lake is a little farther south, and has the title of the largest warm water lake in the East Kootenay region – in the summer it’s a soothing 18 °C! It’s also really popular for windsurfing, canoeing, and kayaking, with 3 km (1.8 mi) of undeveloped beach area, perfect for sitting back and appreciating all the beautiful nature around you.

14. Book a tubing/wakeboarding tour

wake-boarding tour on Columbia Lake
This boat is so fast!

If renting out your own boat sounds a little stressful, you can also book this Airbnb experience with our Airbnb host named Mike. That way you can simply sit back and relax while someone else does all the heavy lifting – not a bad deal!

Mike has a beautiful ski boat that’s much nicer than the rentals you’d typically find, and you won’t need a designated driver or need to rent extra equipment for wakeboarding and tubing. There’s also a cooler on board which you can stock up with your own drinks and snacks – how neat!

Because the tour is on Airbnb Experience, it’s also much cheaper than you’d expect to pay elsewhere. The best part? You only need two people to book the tour, but can have up to 9 people for the exact same price – the more the merrier.

This thrilling experience starts from $740 CAD per group for 4 hours of fun on Columbia Lake. That’s a little over $80 CAD each if you have a full group! You can check your dates and book this experience online here.

15. Stay in a cute cabin

Beautiful cabin with private hot tub Airbnb in Radium BC
You better believe this private cabin comes with its own PRIVATE HOT TUB!

A cozy cabin in the woods? Sign me up! There are so many holiday home rentals and Airbnbs available in Radium to choose from! It’s a totally different vibe to stay in a little vacation rental or cabin, over a hotel, hostel, or camping. It’s that perfect mix of rustic, but with all the amenities you need.

There are a ton of great options, but we have to admit we are a little biased to this one. We loved our stay in this cute little log cabin in the woods. I’ll admit that this miiight have had something to do with the private hot tub right on the deck, where you can relax and warm up while immersed in nature. The hosts are wonderful, and the price is very reasonable ($150 CAD/night average).

The cabin is located just a few kilometers up the road from Radium town, so it’s easy to access all the activities on this list. It’s dog-friendly, and you can even hit the trails (hiking or snowshoeing/cross country skiing) right from the front door!

You can check prices and book this cute cabin in Radium on VRBO.

16. Shop at Funky Junk

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Daniel was pretty happy he found homemade natural soap from a local vendor in Funky Junk.

Looking for a souvenir that’s a little different from a fridge magnet? Make sure to check out Funky Junk, located in downtown Radium. This eclectic shop offers stunning stained-glass art, which you can pick out from the selection or request a custom piece!

The friendly folks running the store also offer other locally made handicrafts such as paintings, soaps, birdhouses, or renovated furniture – everything has its own amazing story. When we were there last time we bought a beautiful blackberry bar of soap and a painted postcard.

Not only is shopping at Funky Junk one of the best things to do in Radium, but you’ll also support local small businesses – a win-win if you ask me! The store is open on the weekends from 10 am to 5 pm though, so feel free to drop on by when you’re next in town.

17. Drink delicious coffee at Big Horn Café

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Got my Bighorn Cafe coffee to-go before hitting the road and exploring!

You’ve said hello to the real-life Big Horn Sheep, so why not step into the Big Horn Café for a tasty brew and something to eat? It’s the perfect place to relax and recharge after an active day spent hiking or browsing the shops.

Big Horn Café is a pretty new coffee house, and prides itself on offering local products – both in food and drink, with local artwork displayed on their walls too!

They serve up a beautiful 49th Parallel espresso (Vancouver-based roastery), which you can pair with treats from around the Columbia Valley, such as ‘Gimme Some Sugar’ from Fairmont, ‘Wild Mountain Chocolate’ from Invermere, or ‘Kootenay Kombucha’ from Nelson.

Open daily from 6 am to 4:30 pm, it’s also a great place to grab your morning coffee before heading out on your adventures.

18. Go skating or cross-country skiing on Lake Windermere

Cross country skiing in Radium
The trail is huge!

If you’re in the region during winter, skating or cross-country skiing on Lake Windermere is (literally) a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! It holds the Guinness Book of Records for the longest skating pathway in the world, so you can’t find anything else like it.

The Lake Windermere Whiteway is a 29.98-kilometer (18.6-mile) frozen trail, created back in 2006 to help connect communities during the wintertime. It has two starting points – Kinsmen Beach in Invermere and Windermere Beach – both of which are about a 20-minute drive south from Radium Hot Springs.

The Whiteway is maintained by the Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club, and it is groomed for cross-country and skate skiing, with another path cleared for ice skating. Access to the Whiteway is $5 CAD and rentals are available in the town of Invermere.

This is a such a unique winter experience near Radium – don’t miss out!

19. Visit Invermere

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Just bought a bottle of delicious vodka to go!

Just 15 minutes down the road from Radium is Invermere and it is PACKED with awesome things to do.

After you’ve walked around the downtown area, make sure to pop into either the Arrowhead Brewing Company or the Ullr Bar for a drink. We particularly love Arrowhead, with its seasonal beers always bringing something new to the table! If it’s a warm summer’s day outside, you HAVE to try the delicious honey ale.

There is even a distillery here in Invermere that was made famous on Dragons Den! Taynton Bay Spirits makes some of the tastiest infused vodkas we have tried. For a fruity summer kick, be sure to try out their super tasty raspberry vodka infusion or blueberry bombshell!

As we’ve mentioned earlier, Invermere is home to the stunning Windermere Lake, but that’s not all! You’ll also find the incredible Kinsman Beach, and a variety of other day-on-the-lake options nearby. So, make sure you pack your sunscreen and hat – you’ll need them!

20. Relax at Fairmont Hot Springs

The Fairmont Hot Springs
Another beautiful hot spring located only a short drive from Radium. Photo credit: Fairmont Hot Springs

If Radium Hot Springs has got you hooked, the next step is to check out Fairmont Hot Springs! It’s just a 30-minute drive south of Radium, and offers a luxurious, relaxing environment that’s perfect for spending a blissful couple of hours.

The Fairmont Hot Springs are gorgeous and clear natural mineral hot springs – the largest in Canada actually! There are multiple pools to relax in, with the soaker pool at a comfortable 39 °C (102 °F) and the swimming and dive pool at a bit cooler, at 32 °C (89 °F) and 30 °C (86 °F). Will you let your stress wash away with the warm water, take in the sights of the panoramic mountain views and just breathe.

Open to the public from 8 am to 10 pm, single entry to the springs costs $16 CAD per person, with kids under 5 entering for free.

The Fairmont Springs Resort is also available for an overnight stay – you won’t be disappointed by the amenities such as in-room soaker tubs, cozy fireplaces, seasonal activities like yoga or kayaking, and of course, access to the mineral hot springs!

Related Read: The Fairmont Hot Springs are located in the small town of Fairmont. Check out all of the other fun things to do in Fairmont, BC!

21. Test your nerves at Valley Zipline Adventures

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Just one of the many ziplines at this adventure park. Photo Credit Zipline Valley Adventures

Where are all my adrenaline seekers at? This one’s for you! Valley Zipline Adventures is not for the faint-hearted, with a roué of 7 zip lines over a section of 2000 feet (610 m). While you’re high up in the air, you can take in the stunning views of the Dry Gulch Valley below – if you dare to look down, of course!

If you want to try another height-defying activity, check out the 32-foot (9.7 m) climbing wall or the 35 Jump Tower… Basically, you can just climb up things and jump off things! It’s just like being a kid again. 

Prices for the Zipline experience is $99 CAD/adult and includes 1 and a half hours of pure ziplining fun! You can also individually purchase day passes for the climbing wall at $25 CAD per person, or go for a jump off the jump tower for just $19 CAD per person per jump.

If you’re looking to add a little extra excitement to your day, Valley Zipline Adventures also partners with other local businesses in the area, so you can bundle your Zip experience with a Segway tour, massage, beer tasting, ATV adventure, or white-water rafting, among others. These options can be an additional $30-$100CAD on top of the Zipline price, depending on what you choose.

22. Go camping

Camping in Radium
Camping is my happy place!

Camping has got to be one of the quintessential Canadian experiences. And what better place to do it in the Columbia Valley? In fact, there are tons of fantastic options for camping around Radium Hot Springs. 

Dry Gulch Provincial Park is just 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles) south of Radium Hot Springs and would be one of our top picks for a quiet, relaxing camping experience. It is a pretty small campground, surrounded by trees, so cool and shady during the hot summers.

Amenities at Dry Gulch include flush toilets, campfire rings, drinking water, and vehicle-accessible camping. The sites here start from $25 CAD per night and are available on a fire-come, first-served basis as well as through reservations, which can be made online here.

Heading a little way eastwards from Radium, Redstreak Campground is located within Kootenay National Park, which you can actually reach from Radium via a 1.8-kilometer (1.1 mi) trail. This campground is at a higher elevation, sitting on a sunny plateau area, so if you’re visiting in the summer you’ll be able to take full advantage of the great weather!

There are also plenty of amenities on-site here, such as kitchen shelters, drinking water, fire rings, playgrounds, cell coverage, and food storage. While Redstreak is also available on a first-come, first-served basis, it does get very busy in summertime, so we recommend heading over to the Parks Canada website to book your spot! Sites here cost between $30 CAD and $40 CAD, depending on the level of amenities you choose.

23. Mountain biking and trail riding

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Going for a nice leisurely ride!

If you’re comfortable on two wheels, you won’t want to miss out on the endless mountain biking and trail-riding fun that comes around in summertime! There are over 150 mountain bike trails, and another 61 trails appropriate for e-bikes (flatter, easier rides) around Radium, more than enough to keep you busy for your upcoming trip.

The trails are grouped into networks around the region, including Panorama Mountain Resort, Swansea Mountain Recreation Site, or Lillian Lake, all of which are within an hour’s drive of Radium.

Trails are coded similar to ski runs, with green, blue, black, and double black diamond coding for the level of difficulty. Make sure to do some advance planning and choose an option to your comfort and skill level!

If you haven’t brought your bike with you, you can also rent out a bike while you’re in town! We’d recommend stopping by Far Out Gear Rentals, which offer e-bikes as well as pedal bikes and all the gear you need to have a fun and safe time out there. You can check out their website here to learn more and arrange your bike!

Where to Stay in Radium Hot Springs, BC

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Photo credit: Prestige Radium Hot Springs Resort

Radium is home to lots of fantastic hotels, so much so that it can be a bit difficult to know where to start! Based on our own experience staying here, we’ve selected our favorite hotels which are in a great location and offer the best value for money.

Radium Chalet ($$)

The Radium Chalet is one of my favorite affordable accommodation options in Radium, offering rooms with amazing mountain views, fireplaces, kitchens, a balcony, you name it! It is also located just on the edge of Radium, so it’s also a quieter option while still being pretty central.

They also have a huge variety of room types available from the Deluxe Junior Suites which sleep two all the way up to the Loft Suites which sleep six guests! One night here at the Radium Chalet starts at $162 CAD and you can secure your stay online here.

Prestige Radium Hot Springs Resort ($$$)

If you’re looking for a pure luxury resort offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience, then you can’t pass up on the Prestige Radium Hot Springs Resort. This brand-new resort is simply stunning, with a gorgeous indoor swimming pool and fully-equipped fitness center. What’s more, when you’re tired out after a fun day outside, you can curl up and watch your favorite shows on the 55″ TV (there’s one in every room!).

The resort is also just 3 km (1.8 mi) from the Radium Hot Springs, so now there’s no excuse to head out and get some much needed R&R! Rooms here at the resort start from $220 CAD and can be booked online here.

There are some amazing holiday homes and Airbnbs to choose from in Radium – read my blog for details about my favorite ones in the area!

Related Read: Head further down the valley to the highly underrated town of Cranbrook. Despite flying under the radar for many, there’s plenty to do and see here in Cranbrook!

Renting a Car in British Columbia

A rural road with Mt Currie in the background
Road trips are the best way to explore Canada!

If you’re arriving in British Columbia via plane, then I can’t recommend getting a rental car enough. British Columbia is a large province, and traveling between the best places to visit in BC requires transport. Although you can use public transport on some occasions, this means your trip will not only require more time but more planning.

Car rental in Canada isn’t relatively cheap, but it’s not that expensive either, especially if you get a budget car. The cheapest car with a pick-up and drop-off in different locations is around $100 CAD per day. The price does vary though, depending on the time of year. For car rentals, I use the website Discover Cars. It’s a search engine with lots of deals with good customer service. In fact, I’ve used Discover Cars all over the world, including in Chile, New Zealand, and Australia. Read my honest review of Discover Cars here for more details!

Another popular option is to rent a campervan or motorhome (only for the brave in winter.) Using Motorhome Republic, you can search hundreds of deals across multiple companies to pick a great vehicle and the cheapest price. Having a motorhome is a stunning way to see Canada, and using crown land and campsites, you can often camp for free or very cheap in the most beautiful places imaginable!

Before you go…

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Thanks for reading, and we hope you enjoy visiting Radium as much as we do!

Radium Hot Springs has so much more to offer than just its namesake (which is pretty amazing too!). It’s got something for everyone, whether you are adrenaline-seeking, or just want to chill at a lake or in a cabin in the woods. Radium has too many epic things to do to leave it off your itinerary.

We hope you love it as much as we did! 

Be sure to read our other blogs about the Columbia Valley, or check out some blogs about our favorite places nearby below:

21 Epic Things to do in Revelstoke, BC

Best Stops on the Icefields Parkway

19 Fun Things to do in Lake Louise

Hike Grassi Lakes Trail in Canmore, Alberta