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Kootenay National Park

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Winter and Spring

Steam rises as you descend luxuriously into a hot mineral pool. Chills melt away in the water’s embrace as you fill your lungs with clean, crisp, winter air. The Radium Hot Springs are Kootenay’s most popular winter destination.

Not all signed trails are safe for winter travel. You don’t need to venture far to be in avalanche terrain. November through June contact any Parks Canada Visitor Centre for advice on where to ski, snowshoe or toboggan safely. Private licensed guides are available through the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides


Summer and Fall

Hike among the purple blooms and spindled trees burned long ago. Picnic next to rushing rivers tumbling under picturesque bridges. Stroll as gentle grasses wave in dry, open woods. Dine over an open fire at a campsite or oTENTik.

For information about commercial guided tours, dining, accommodation and equipment rentals, contact the Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce. Private licensed guides are available through the Interpretive Guides Association or the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.


Prohibited Activities

  • Collecting natural (eg. wildflowers, rocks, mushrooms, berries) or cultural objects (eg. arrowheads)
  • Hunting
  • Motorized off-road travelling
  • Ice Fishing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Paragliding
  • Parachuting
  • Hang gliding or any heavier-than-air aircraft
  • Use of personal watercraft, (such as Sea Doos, Jet Skis etc.) or water skiing equipment