Things To Do

There Are So Many Things to Do in the Columbia Valley and Radium Hot Springs!

For a mountain getaway, we have a lot to experience.

Unsure of what to do in Radium Hot Springs? We have plenty of activities and events that go on all year round. No matter if you are searching for an active or laid-back event, you will be sure to find it here! The Columbia Valley and Radium Hot Springs area offer a large selection of outdoor recreation and activities for the adventure enthusiast:


The Kootenay Rockies region of BC is, quite simply, a golf lover’s paradise. Many of Canada’s top ranked courses are located here. From Golden to Cranbrook you will find 15 to choose from. Bighorn Meadows Resort is located on the 9th fairway of The Springs in Radium.

Go to the Columbia Valley Golf Trail to view other nearby courses.

Enjoy the rapids of Toby Creek, the fast running Kicking Horse River or you can tempt the boisterous whitewater on the Kootenay River.  Visit Kootenay River Runners located in Radium Hot Springs and plan an adventure that works best for you!

Hiking & Mountain Biking

Hikers and cyclists will find a variety of scenic mountain terrain to explore. There are several well marked trails in the Radium Hot Springs area to choose from, such as the Old Coach Trail in Radium that meanders along the Columbia River. Or visit the Radium Hot Spring’s Information Center for hiking trail maps. Learn more about cycling trails in Radium Hot Springs, Invermere and Fairmont Hot Springs from The Columbia Valley Cycling Society.


Nearby, in Invermere, visit the sandy beaches of James Chabot Provincial Park on the north end of Windermere Lake. Also on the lake, visit the Kinsmen Beach and Park.

If looking for a day full of fun on Lake Windermere, contact Shadybrook Marina for affordable Boat Charters.


Fish the pristine mountain lakes and glacier fed creeks of the Columbia Valley.  Book a guided fishing charter and tour with Reel Axe Adventures for a relaxing vacation experience.


If you are looking for things to do in Radium Hot Springs, why not check out the local wildlife? The world-renowned Columbia River Wetlands are a vital habitat for an abundant wildlife population including hundreds of bird species.  Wildlife may also be viewed right from your window at Bighorn Meadows Resort while they graze on the Springs Golf Course during the Spring and Fall.  Learn more about Columbia Valley wildlife at Kootenay National Park.

Heli Skiing

For the daring, the Purcell Mountains provide opportunities for world-renowned heli-skiing adventures.  RK Heli Ski offers some amazing adventures for the powder enthusiast!


Hundreds of kilometres of unploughed roads and trails within the Purcell and Rocky mountains are available for snowmobiling. Guided tours are available in the area with Toby Creek Adventures if you are not familiar.

Skiing & Snowboarding

Visit the four-season Panorma Mountain Village resort for skiing and boarding this winter or any of these great ski resorts within a 2.5 hour drive from Radium Hot Springs; FairmontKicking Horse (Golden)KimberleyFernieSunshine (Banff) or Lake Louise. Bighorn Meadows central location allows you to ski a different hill each day of your vacation.

Cross-Country Skiing

Nipika Mountain Resort or the trails at Panorama Mountain Village are ideal for cross-country skiing.


During the winter months you might want to sharpen your skates and head out to the Frozen Windermere Lake and go ice skating on the famous Whiteway, the longest skating track in the world.  Or stop by the local skating rink for a game of ice hockey with the locals.

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