While driving to and from the RiverBase for your Kicking Horse whitewater rafting adventure, plenty of stops can be made en route. Some stops may take only a few minutes, others invite visitors to linger! Driving to our RiverBase from Radium or Invermere, please allow at least 1 hour 45 minutes.
RADIUM ACTIVITIES AND AREA ATTRACTIONS
There are plenty of things to do and see in the Radium area. Whether it is being out on a trail, playing on the water or enjoying galleries, shops and cafes, there is something for every visitor to enjoy. Close to the shores of Lake Windermere and surrounded by mountains (both the Rockies and the Purcells), Radium is a natural beauty nestled in the midst of the Columbia River valley.
The area surrounding Radium is a lovely place to spend time either before or after a rafting trip on the Kicking Horse River. For ideas on a great regional road-trip itinerary, check out our Golden Triangle blog.
RADIUM HOT SPRINGS: Have a soak and rejuvenate in the soothing, natural minerals waters found just outside town, in Kootenay National Park. Choose between the soaking pool (typically at 39C / 102F) or swimming in the ‘cool pool’. Open year-round.
INVERMERE: Just a few minutes’ drive from Radium, this charming town thrives on the shores of Lake Windermere (not really a lake but a widening of the Columbia River!). Galleries, boutiques and cafes abound. Be sure to wander through the open-air summer farmer’s market, held every Saturday.
PANORAMA MOUNTAIN RESORT: If looking for easy access to the alpine, to either hike, bike or saunter, hop aboard the chair lift and be whisked to the top. With jaw-dropping panoramic vistas, there is no reason to hurry back down!
KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK: At Radium’s doorstep lies this stunningly beautiful national park that brings peace to the people. It’s easy to spend a day or more in this protected natural area.