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Radium Hot Springs (resort)

Classic, but very busy Rockies' hot spring

The soaking pools of Radium Hot Springs steam invitingly, 2km north of the eponymous town of Radium Hot Springs and just within the boundary of Kootenay National Park.

First used by aboriginal people, they were developed as a spa in the 1890s due to the presence of supposedly therapeutic traces of radium.

Today bathers arrive by the thousand – up to 4000/day on peak summer days – to take a dip in the odourless 45°C waters. However, when the pools are at their best and most useful – in the cool evenings and chilly off-season when the hot pool steams invitingly – things are far less busy and far more soothing.

The complex includes a hot pool and a cool pool, as well as a pleiadesradium spa with massages and various treatments.

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5420 BC-93, Radium Hot Springs, BC V0A 1M0

Monday-Friday 1pm-8pm; Saturday 12pm-8pm; Sunday 10am-5pm

Adults: $16.50; check full & latest rates. Swimsuit and towel rental available.

Hot Springs

Kootenay National Park

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