Destination guide

Staying in vacation rentals in Radium Hot Springs

Relaxing is on the agenda with any trip to Radium Hot Springs, a tiny village in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia. Named after the popular nearby hot springs, the town caters to travellers looking to soak themselves in the springs' 2 large pools. Radium is also the perfect base for visiting Kootenay National Park, just 1.4 km from town. The park's breathtaking natural scenery includes rivers, lakes, mountains, glaciers, and canyons, where outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, fishing, mountain biking, kayaking, and golfing. Rustic motels, lodges, hotels, cabins, and vacation rentals cater to big groups, vacationing families, couples, and solo travellers.

History

The Radium region is rife with history, starting with the Windermere Valley Museum, a charming complex in the neighbouring community of Invermere. Discover how people lived in the early 1900s as you explore grounds dotted with historic structures, including a 1906 schoolhouse, a general store, and several pioneer cabins. You can step further into the past at Fort Steele Heritage Town. Established as a thriving gold rush settlement in 1864, today it's a ghost town with more than 60 buildings from the era. You'll also experience history in action, as the museum showcases farming and ice cream–making demonstrations, train rides, horse-drawn wagon tours, and a chance to pan for gold.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Radium Hot Springs

Are you hoping to discover things to do during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Radium Hot Springs has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Radium Hot Springs Pools (1.3 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Eagle Ranch Golf Course (5.9 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Copper Point Golf Course (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Panorama Mountain Ski Area (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Mile 1 Quad Express (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Greywolf Golf Course (15 mi / 24.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the hot springs and other natural features in Radium Hot Springs

Travelers enjoy Radium Hot Springs for its mountain views and wildlife. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Radium Hot Springs is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Olive Lake (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Columbia Wetlands (21.4 mi / 34.4 km)
  • Cleland Lake (21.4 mi / 34.5 km)
How to get around

Navigating from your Radium Hot Springs vacation rentals

Set at the confluence of Highways 93 and 95, Radium is easily accessible by car and you'll find plenty of free parking around town. You won't need a vehicle to explore the city, however, as most can be seen on foot. There's also a handful of bike shops in town where you can rent equipment for a leisurely ride. A public bus system offers service between Radium and the neighbouring communities of Edgewater, Invermere, Windermere, Fairmont, and Canal Flats. If you're planning to explore nearby Kootenay National Park, you'll need a car or a reserved seat on a private tour bus.

Food & drink 

Canadian cuisine in and around Radium Hot Springs

The East Kootenay region showcases a distinct culinary landscape. One of the most popular dishes in the area is Doukhobor borscht, a Russian soup made with cream, mashed potatoes, and beets. If you want to blend in with the locals, be sure to sprinkle some dill on top of your borscht. Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Pick up a Nanaimo bar, a dessert square with chocolate graham crackers and coconut on the bottom, custard in the middle, and a chocolate ganache on top. East Kootenay is also known for its "ale trails," where you can explore the region's numerous breweries and sample a variety of beers.

Essential info

Essential facts for your Radium Hot Springs vacation rentals

Radium Hot Springs, often known as simply Radium, is home to just over 775 residents. The official language in the region is English. Official currency is the Canadian dollar, and it's customary to tip around 15-20% while dining out. Canadian provinces and territories can set their own legal drinking age, and in British Columbia, it's 19. You can call 911 in the event of an emergency, but the crime rate throughout the area is very low. Instead, keep an eye out for wildlife – it's possible to encounter grizzly or black bears during your travels. Make sure you take precautions while hiking, such as carrying a whistle, and never approach wildlife.

Where to stay near Radium Hot Springs?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 331 house rentals near Radium Hot Springs. From 73 Houses to 36 Cabins, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Radium Hot Springs is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Radium Hot Springs?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Radium Hot Springs. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Copper Point Golf Course: 366 home rentals
  • Eagle Ranch Golf Course: 366 home rentals
  • Greywolf Golf Course: 351 home rentals
  • Riverside Golf Course: 272 home rentals
  • Funtasia Fun Park: 273 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Radium Hot Springs listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Radium Hot Springs?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 73 Houses in Radium Hot Springs. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Radium Hot Springs include:

  • Cabins: 36 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 146 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 36 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Radium Hot Springs?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 188 vacation homes with pool available in Radium Hot Springs.