Recreation & Activities
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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; Fairmont, Kicking Horse (Golden), Kimberley, Fernie, Sunshine (Banff) or Lake Louise. Bighorn Meadows central location allows you to ski a different hill each day of your vacation.
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.
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.