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Activities In And Around Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia
When thinking of Radium Hot Springs the first thing that comes to mind is enjoying a soak in Radium Hot Springs Mineral Pools. However, there is a multitude of things to do in and around the village of Radium Hot Springs. In summer, enjoy activities such as golfing, hiking, horseback riding and mountaineering. In winter, enjoy activities such as skiing, snowmobiling, ice climbing, and snowshoeing.
"The number one activity in the Radium Hot Springs area is golf, but there are many other activities to choose from. In the spring and autumn you can walk around the village and view the bighorn sheep that call Radium Hot Springs home. For guests that are more adventurous, there is river rafting on Kootenay River, Kicking Horse River and on Toby Creek."
~Darren and Heidi Thompson, Owners, Sunset Motel and Cabins, Radium Hot Springs~
Attractions in Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia
Attractions near Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia
Attractions in nearby Kootenay National Park

Nearby National Parks

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Radium Hot Springs
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Local Activities ~ Things To Do
located in and near Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia

Village of Radium Hot Springs in the Columbia Valley
At Sunset Motel and Cabins you are surrounded by the beauty of the Columbia Valley. Soothe your soul with Columbia Valley's bountiful, exceptional mountain scenery,  picturesque lakes, creeks and rivers.
The Columbia River and the Kootenay River flow through the Columbia Valley in opposite directions creating a diverse habitat for wildlife and unlimited recreational activities.
Along with countless mountain fishing lakes, the Columbia Valley boasts two of the finest recreation lakes in southeastern British Columbia: Windermere Lake and Columbia Lake. The lakes provide an excellent opportunity for fishing, boating and other water sports and activities.
In the Columbia Valley, parks are full of hiking trails, lakes are abundant with fish, the winter activities and glaciers are stunning, and individuals seeking relief from tiring aches and pains claim Radium Hot Springs Mineral Pools to be some of the finest on the planet. There is no surprise that the Columbia Valley hosts so many visitors that find themselves enticed to seek out the area's fantastic wilderness sites.
Summer Activities
Biking Trails
Bird Watching
Glacier Viewing
Hang-gliding / Paragliding
Heli Hiking
Hiking / Nature Trails
Horseback Riding
Interpretive Programs
Kayaking / Canoeing
Mountain Biking
Mountain Hiking
Nature Walks
Soaking in the Radium Hot Springs Mineral Pools
River rafting
Rock Climbing / Mountain Climbing
Scenic Driving Tours
Wakeboarding / Water Skiing
Wind Surfing
Wildflower Viewing
Wildlife Watching
Winter Activities
Bird Watching
Downhill and Cross-Country Skiing
Glacier Viewing
Heli Skiing
Hiking / Nature Trails
Horseback Riding
Interpretive Programs
Ice Climbing
Ice Fishing
Mountain Hiking
Nature Walks
Soaking in the Radium Hot Springs Mineral Pools
Scenic Driving Tours
Wildlife Watching
Biking Trails
Moonraker Bike Trails near Golden, BC
The Moonraker Trails near Golden are a great mix of superb single track and old roads. These trails are multi-use. They are enjoyed by hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bikes in the summer. In winter the trails are used for snowshoeing and adventurous nordic skiing.
The Moonraker Bike Trails System, with its popular Canyon Creek Trail, consists of almost 50 kilometers of single-track trails and old logging roads. Mostly rated Intermediate, there are also some technical sections, and some Easy.
Mount 7 Bike Trails near Golden, BC
Mount 7 has mainly downhill trails rated Intermediate to Expert. You can either drive up the Mount 7 forest service road, as majority of downhill specialists do, or ride your cross country mountain bike the entire 14 km to Mount 7 Lookout.
Catch your breath at the top and take your time watching paragliders, hang gliders and downhill mountain bikers launching themselves from the Lookout. Enjoy the views then launch yourself too. The descent is a real brake burner. The easiest way down is the forest service road you came up.
Mount Swansea Bike Trail in Invermere, BC
Mount Swansea Bike Trail in Invermere features seven downhill trails, most with a black diamond difficulty rating. Plenty of great challenges that include steep descents, a large step-up jump, rocky and sandy slopes, jumps, and fast flowing trails.
Mount Swansea also features Swansea Loop Hiking Trail, which is 4.5 kilometers and will get you to some great view points overlooking the valley.
Climbing ~ Rock Climbing / Ice Climbing
The Kootenay Rockies region, comprised of four mountain ranges - the Monashees, Purcells, Selkirks, and Rockies - provides incredible terrain for rock climbing and mountaineering. Guided tour operators in the region accommodate various levels of ability and experience, providing both instruction and proper equipment.
Mount Assiniboine is the tallest of the Southern Canadian Rocky Mountains and is called the Matterhorn of North America. This beautiful mountain is on the Continental Divide with part of the mountain in Alberta and the other in British Columbia.
The Bugaboos are synonymous with spectacular rock climbing and mountaineering. Known as the "Bugs," this area is one of Canada's best climbing destinations, noted for its distinctive steep granite spires that pierce through surrounding glaciers.
In Yoho National Park are several glaciated peaks, including The President, The Vice President, Mount MacArthur, and Isolated Peak. Guided ascents to these summits can be arranged. Most mountaineering in Yoho is for experienced climbers, although there are some guided tours that cater to intermediate levels.
Waterfall ice climbing in the National Parks of Banff, Jasper, Yoho, and Kootenay offers an unparalleled experience for the ice climber. A combination of good access, reliable conditions, hundreds of options, and a long season have secured the Canadian Rockies reputation as one of the world's premier waterfall ice climbing destinations.
Hang-gliding / Paragliding
Hang-gliding and paragliding enthusiasts can launch themselves from the peak of Mount Swansea and soar over the majestic Columbia Valley for a birds-eye view of the stunning scenery in the area.
Mount 7 Hang-gliding and Paragliding Site is located in Golden in the Rocky Mountains. Mount 7 is a thermal and cross-country site, and is considered a world-class gliding destination, hosting annual competitions. As a thermal site, the afternoons are better suited to advanced pilots. Golden is Canada's best cross-country soaring site, and 100-km flights over the Columbia River Valley are relatively common.
Hiking / Nature Trails / Backpacking
Wetland to alpine trails are available in Kootenay National Park, Bugaboo Provincial Park and other parks near Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia.
The Village of Radium Hot Springs features the Sinclair Trail System, an extensive trail system and park area following along Sinclair Creek. Also within the village, Valley View Trail is short and easily walkable.
Mount Swansea near Windermere features Swansea Loop Hiking Trail, which is 4.5 kilometers long and will get you to some great view points overlooking the valley.
Over 200 kilometers of trails in Kootenay National Park offer everything from short walks to full day hikes and overnight trips. The Numa Falls area is well linked to backpacking and other long distance trails in Kootenay National Park.
Floe Lake Trail in Kootenay National Park extends 10.7 km from a parking area off Highway 93 to the pristine waters of Floe Lake. A good view of Stanley Glacier in Kootenay National Park can be reached via a 4.8 km hike up a trail surrounded by spectacular scenery.
Water Sports and Activities
Windermere Lake is the place to go to enjoy windsurfing. Launch from the wide, sandy beach in James Chabot Provincial Park in Invermere where strong winds arise with regularity on summer afternoons. Nearby at Canal Flats Provincial Park to the south of Invermere, windsurfers can breeze along on Columbia Lake.
Whitewater rafting is one of the most popular guided adventures in the BC Rockies. You'll find extreme waterways in beautiful wilderness settings. Of course, many rivers run slower, allowing you a more leisurely experience. To experience whitewater, contact one of the local operators.
Try canoeing, rafting or water skiing in the many lakes and rivers. Want something a little calmer? Float quietly down the Columbia River. Scenic wetland tours are available for relaxing bird and wildlife viewing on the Columbia River.
Windermere Lake provides great fishing and day trips to the beach in the summer time. Fish the mighty Columbia River for char, lingcod, kokanee and rainbow trout. More adventurous anglers can hike in and fish some of the magnificent alpine lakes in the area.
Wildlife / Bird Watching
National Parks near Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia, offer a diverse habitat for wildlife, which means that wildlife watching opportunities abound. Watch for bighorn sheep, coyotes, grizzly and black bears, moose, elk, deer, caribou and other large wildlife.
Nearest to Radium Hot Springs is Kootenay National Park, a park rich in diversity of landscapes and ecology, the perfect place to view wildlife. Kootenay National Park features Mount Wardle and Natural Mineral Lick, which has the largest population of mountain goats, so plan on bringing binoculars to engage in wildlife watching.
Bighorn sheep symbolize the rugged beauty and wildlife of the Rocky Mountains. During the Fall, Winter and Spring months, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep of the Radium-Stoddart herd are frequently seen in the Village of Radium Hot Springs and on neighboring low elevation benchlands and the valley bottom. Don't be surprised to see large numbers of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep wandering the streets of Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia.
If you're a birdwatcher, then you won't want to miss the annual "Wings Over the Rockies" event. Each year, during the first week of May, Columbia Valley residents celebrate the return of more than 250 species of birds during the educational and entertaining Wings Over the Rockies Bird Festival.
Winter / Snow Activities
Radium Hot Springs is only a short drive from Panorama, Fairmont and Kicking Horse Ski Resorts. Several very popular cross-country skiing trails are featured in the Valley.
Our mountains boast some of the finest snowmobiling in the Rockies, with miles of groomed trails and many picturesque backcountry areas are available for the enthusiast. Head to the logging roads of Forster Creek, northwest of Invermere, or west on the Toby Creek Road to Panorama and Jumbo Creek. Combine fantastic snowmobiling with a dip in Radium Hot Springs Mineral Pools at the end of the day and you've got a superb and unique snowmobiling experience.
If you can walk, you can snowshoe. Some of the most inviting trails in Radium Hot Springs are those in the surrounding pristine winter wilderness. Ice fishing, dog sledding, tobogganing, and skating also make for an unforgettable winter experience.
Take to the air and look out on panoramic views of the Canadian Rockies; fly over the Bugaboo Mountains, birthplace of North American heli-skiing; or fly along the Continental Divide, where a continuous system of icefields form a natural boundary between Alberta and British Columbia.

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