Hot Springs is a village located in British Columbia, Canada,
often informally referred to as Radium. It’s a small village with
less than a thousand residents. It was so named after the hot springs
found near the world heritage site of Kootenay National Park. These hot
spring mineral pools are a must-visit because they are famous throughout
Radium Hot Springs is a great mountain getaway village for tourists with
various accommodations available here like resorts, condo units, motels,
vacation homes, apartments, bed and breakfasts and campgrounds. Another
good reason is the unlimited number of activities tourists can enjoy within
the village such as viewing the most beautiful alpine scenery in the world,
enjoying outdoor activities like golfing on nearby golf courses,
swimming and bathing in the world-renown hot spring pools, skiing, outdoor
dining, biking, and much more.
The Kootenay National Park is a popular world heritage park found on
the Banff - Windermere Highway.
Here you will find the hot spring mineral pools which are among its main
attractions. The park itself is also really worth visiting. It was declared
as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 1984.
The hot springs are no
doubt the main attraction in the village. These hot springs are odorless
pools which are actually surrounded by walls of natural rocks. Reported
to be the largest in Canada, these hot springs are guaranteed to blow all
your stress and weariness away. In the early 1900’s, people almost
started to take water from the hot springs and sell it in bottles because
they were thought to have therapeutic powers. But later on, it was discovered
that the waters had traces of radon, a decay product of the radio-active
element radium, thus the name Radium Hot Springs.
You can find two large pools in the hot springs complex: one is perfect
for soaking in hot water of 39 degree Celsius, and the other one is an
Olympic swimming pool which has around 29 degree Celsius temperature. Additionally,
they have the so- called plunge pool, a small pool about the size of a
tub whose temperature can be hot or cold. Hot if it’s coming from
the source or cold if it’s
coming from the creek running just beneath the pools. You can read reviews
of tourists who have been to the hot springs, and most of what you will
read is really positive and good.
While there are so many other things to enjoy and do in the village,
these world famous hot spring mineral pools continue to be the favorite
and the main reason for tourist visits. They are indeed Canada’s
largest hot spring pools and offer activities for the entire family to
enjoy: hot spring swimming for those who want to be soaked in hot water
and a cooler swimming pool for exercise.
Whether you are going to Radium
Hot Springs Village to visit the local golf courses or perhaps to
ski in the Panorama
Ski Resort or perhaps visiting the Kootenay National
Park, you should not miss having a plunge in the Hot Spring Pools. It’s
going to be worth your time.
Tourists can’t help but keep coming back to the village, mainly for the