The Columbia Valley is an exciting and vibrant place to live or visit. Come and be a part of this wonderland and enjoy all it has to offer. The Columbia and Kootenay Rivers flow through the valley in opposite directions creating a diverse habitat for wildlife and unlimited recreational activities. Centered between the Rockies to the east and Purcells on the west, this Valley is also known as the "Warmer Side of the Canadian Rockies". The area is famous for its tourism amenities such as world class skiing, golfing, natural Hot Springs and its abundant wildlife.
About Radium Hot Springs
The Village of Radium Hot Springs was incorporated in 1992. It remains one of the province's fastest growing communities. Radium Hot Springs is most famous for which it is named, naturally warm water springing from the earth and captured in a huge soaking pool in the adjoining Kootenay National Park. It is believed the water is therapeutic, particularly for arthritis sufferers. Even for completely healthy people, the water is certainly relaxing and soothing and the view provided from the pools of the red walls of Sinclair Canyon, named for James Sinclair, is sheer beauty. Geographical formations are the order of the area, as witnessed by the red rock wall and the dramatic crack which you pass through upon entering Radium.
The village is also now synonymous with golf as it boasts two top-rated 18-hole golf courses, with the Springs at Radium and Radium Resort. A total of 9 Golf Courses are within a 15-30 minute drive of Radium Hot Springs. Radium is also gateway to Golden, an hour north up the Columbia Valley, and the gateway to a wild Purcell Mountain backcountry rife with recreational opportunities.