Summer Adventure

The summer sun brings opportunities for spectacular hiking, cycling and rafting. Picturesque Lake Windermere, with its boating, water sports and public beaches, is just a short distance away.

Your gateway to the best of the Columbia Valley.

The Columbia Valley offers visitors the chance to experience wildlife in person, endless outdoor activities – for the adventurous type or not, scenic vistas and views, copious dining options and world-class golf along the Columbia Valley Golf Trail. During the summer months the Columbia Valley is bustling with farmer’s markets, festivals and arts and culture events. At the centre of the Columbia Valley lies Lake Windermere – with water temperatures reaching 21 Celsius (70 Fahrenheit) in the peak of summer, two public beaches and plenty of choices for renting watercraft – there’s plenty to experience at the lake!

The Village of Radium Hot Springs is pedestrian friendly and offers visitors a traditional small town experience with shopping along main street. Friday nights throughout the summer months in Radium Hot Springs feature live music and a farmer’s market right in the heart of the Village. Be sure to stop by the visitor’s information centre (just next to the Mountain Market) for answers to all of your questions about the area!

For detailed information on all activities in the surrounding areas please visit the Visitor Information Center located in the Village of Radium Hot Springs or look online.

Summer Activities.

LAKE WINDERMERE

Boating, swimming, canoeing or relaxing on the beach. Lake Windermere’s picturesque scenery and warm temperatures make for the perfect family retreat.

HIKING

Hiking is where it’s at in the Columbia Valley. Hundreds of trails cover thousands of miles and take the outdoor enthusiast into spectacular country.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Discover smooth single track through valley forests, epic descents from alpine peaks, challenging technical downhill trails, relaxed recreational routes and exciting bike park maintained trails.

RAFTING

Whether a class 3 rapids adventure is your style or a leisurely float sounds more appealing, the three local rivers offer rafting choices for everyone. Family friendly!

ATV TOURS

The Columbia Valley has thousands of miles of forest service roads and deactivated logging roads for ATV use. Get up to some of the old mines and into some spectacular country. The views are amazing.

TOUR THE WETLANDS

The Columbia Valley Wetlands are the longest continuous wetlands on the continent. Its 26,000 hectares are home to over 265 species of birds, a true attraction for bird watchers and photographers. Canoe or kayak tours are available.

ART GALLERIES

The Valley is home to many talented artists whose work can be seen in local galleries and exhibitions throughout the area.

HORSEBACK RIDING

Experience a slice of pioneer life while trekking on horseback through the valley. Guided tours can be arranged with experienced guides and horses, and can accommodate short or even overnight trips.

FARMERS MARKET

The seasonal farmers’ markets spring up during the summer in Golden, Edgewater, Radium Hot Springs, Invermere, Fairmont Hot Springs, Kimberley and Cranbrook.

Radium Hot Springs.

Radium Hot Springs pool, located in British Columbia’s Kootenay National Park, features Canada’s biggest hot springs pool and offers something for all the family to enjoy.

Golf at The Springs.

Consistently rated as one of BC’s top courses and recently noted in SCOREGolf’s list of top 59 public courses in Canada, The Springs offers exceptional golf in a spectacular setting.

Nestled beside the Rocky Mountains, The Springs is set high along the banks of the mighty Columbia River. The wide open spaces of the Columbia Valley, the snow-capped Purcell Mountains to the west and the imposing Rockies to the east create a stunning backdrop.

Playing between 4,944 and 6,818 yards, this meticulously maintained par 72 course unfolds along the Columbia River and blends seamlessly into the landscape – combining dramatic golf shots with naturally beautiful views.

Add a relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere, attentive service and one of the best practice facilities in Canada, and The Springs is a Canadian classic you’ll remember.

Explore Radium!

From a scenic round of golf at The Springs to world class skiing at Panorma, this quaint mountain village has it all!

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Golf At The Springs
Breathtaking scenery. World-class Les Furber course design. Exceptional service. The Springs has earned its reputation as one of Canada’s premier golf destinations.

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Panorama Resort
Panorama is Pure Canada. This mountain resort possesses one of North America’s Top 10 verticals, a brilliant climate and Canada’s largest outdoor on-hill hot pools.

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Summer Activities
Radium offers a wide variety of summer activities including hiking, golfing, ATV tours, white water rafting and much more!

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Winter Activities
Escape the city. Escape to Kootenay ski country luxury. The quiet uncrowded space here makes it easy to unwind.