Radium Hot Springs

Experience Nature’s Wonder


The Radium Hot Springs pools are accessible to all, situated in the idyllic Kootenay Mountain Range, surrounded by the red walls of Sinclair Canyon. Soak away your stress, relax tired muscles, and practice the fine art of R&R in a spectacular mountain setting.

The Story of British Columbia’s Largest Hot Springs
Radium’s hot springs were born when the earth’s crust cracked along a fault, more than 2 km deep. Since then, surface water has seeped into this fissure where it is heated by hot rock near the earth’s core. The pressurized water is returned to the surface at an average rate of 1,700 litres per minute with more than 700 milligrams of minerals per litre.

By 1923, the hot springs were owned by the Canadian government and opened to the public. Radium Hot Springs quickly grew to become a tourist destination, and many people have since enjoyed the soothing warmth of these geothermal pools.

About the Hot Springs
Unlike some British Columbia hot springs, Radium’s open-air, mineral-rich waters are uniquely odourless. There are two pools – one warmer and one cooler. Water temperature in the warmer pool is kept between 37°C and 40°C, while temperatures in the cooler pool are kept between 27°C and 29°C.

Amenities & Features

  • Showers
  • Change Rooms with Rental Lockers (Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Towel & Swim Suit Rentals
  • Diving Board in Cool Pool
  • Shallow Area Available
  • Poolside Café and Cappuccino Bar (Summer)
  • On-Site Day Spa (Massages, Facial & Body Treatments)

Hours of Operation:

  • Radium’s hot springs are open year round. Please check with Parks Canada for specific seasonal hours of operation.


    • Please inquire with us if you are interested in visiting the Radium Hot Springs pools. For the convenience of our guests, we provide passes for purchase at our front desk.
    • A Parks Canada pass is now required when visiting the hot springs pools.

How to Get There:

  • From Calgary or Banff: take the Trans-Canada highway to Castle Junction in Banff National Park. At Castle Junction, take Highway 93 to Kootenay National Park & the hot springs.
  • From Bighorn Meadows Resort: take Stanley St. to Highway 95. The hot springs are 3 km east from the junction of Highways 93 and 95.

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