Informally and commonly called Radium is a hot spring vacation destination. The resort village was known as the “Bighorn Capital of BC” and is located on the warmer side of the Rocky Mountains. It’s near the southern entrance of the Kootenay National Park with the Rocky Mountains to the east and the Purcell Mountains to the west. Aside from its mineral pools, Radium has something for everyone - unlimited outdoor activities, dining, golfing, skiing, and incredibly beautiful scenery. Looking for a getaway that gives a change of pace, scenery, and relaxation? Owner Direct Vacation Rentals will pair it with accommodations that offer the comfort of space, thoughtful amenities, and little extras that can make your stay a bit more special.
The lodging you choose will make you feel at home the moment you step inside. Whether it’s a house, a chalet rental, a cabin, or a condo rental, it will be that special home suited for you and your loved ones. You can pick a home that has one bedroom and one bathroom or one that has more room. The vacation rentals we have for Radium can accommodate from 2 up to 14 guests.
Get comfortable on the couch or pull-out bed while watching your favorite show or movie. Read a book while staying warm and cozy in front of the fireplace. If you want to prepare a snack or get a drink, there’s a gourmet kitchen and dining area where some owners even stock the welll equipped kitchen. Step out on the balcony or deck with your coffee or wine and enjoy the serene, breathtaking views of the mountains. You may also find a BBQ grill, a private hot tub, fire pit, patio set, picnic table, and hammock at your vacation rental.
Other amenities can include wireless internet, satellite TV, DVD player, bath towels, air conditioning, washer, and dryer. If you stay in a condo rental, you’ll also get to enjoy the amenities in the recreational center like the gym.
There is a lot more to this community than the mineral pools. There are also great outdoor activities such as horseback riding, hiking, mountaineering, and ice climbing. With a resident population of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and one of the world’s most significant unspoiled wetland areas on its doorstep, Radium is a unique wildlife viewing destination.
Walk up to Redstreak Campground, and follow the trail to the mineral pools. Return to the village through Sinclair Canyon and visit Rolf Hier’s extraordinary woodcarving shop. Start a golf tour at the Radium Resort or Springs golf courses, and play a different Windermere Valley course every day for a week. In winter, soak in the hot springs after a day of skiing or snowboarding.
There are many excellent eating establishments in Radium that you may have a difficult time choosing where to dine. You might fancy a latte or a light lunch in a quaint downtown cafe. Order a pizza to go or have a beautifully prepared authentic European dinner with elegant surroundings. If you want to make a hearty meal in the gorgeous kitchen in your home-away-from-home, pick up some steaks to cook in the oven or on the grill with some fresh, locally grown veggies at the supermarket. Don’t forget a case of locally-brewed beer or a bottle of an award-winning BC wine to accompany your meal.
There’s live entertainment most nights of the week in a local pub and community events such as festivals, farmers markets, and local musicians entertain live outdoors during summer months.
From Calgary or Banff, take the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) to Castle Junction in Banff National Park. At Castle Junction, take Highway 93 to Kootenay National Park and the Hot Springs. From the west, the Hot Springs is 3 km east of the junction Highway 93 and 95, in the town of Radium Hot Springs.
You can rent a car to easily get around Radium or the attractions surrounding the town. You can also walk through the pleasant sidewalks of the village where you can see cafes, souvenir shops, and the outside market.
The best time to visit Radium is from June to September. Though, just a warning, summer and spring are the busiest seasons because of the ideal weather.
Whether your getaway is for a family reunion, golf group retreat, girls weekend, family ski vacation, or summer escape, contact us. We’ll be happy to help you choose your perfect accommodation.