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Construction and cool pool closure at Radium Hot Springs

Repairs will be made to the cool pool and foundations of the building at Radium Hot Springs Aquacourt from mid-January to spring 2023.


The hot pool will remain open to the public. The cool pool will be closed from January 30th to late spring 2023.


What do you need to know:

  • The safety of staff and visitors is our top priority. A closed staging area will be set up for the construction.

  • Some construction noise may be audible from the hot pool

  • Work is scheduled Monday to Saturday, with the potential for work seven days a week.

  • As part of this project, the cool pool will be improved for visitor and staff safety and accessibility by:

  • Installing a surface level gutter system to allow visitors to more easily enter and exit at any point around the pool, allow lifeguards to more safely execute rescues, and provide a smoother, faster swim experience for users;

  • Renovating hand rails for improved safety when entering and exiting the pool; and,

  • Providing a new lift for improved accessibility.

Background:


The Radium Hot Springs Aquacourt was constructed between 1949 and 1951. Between 2016 and 2019, Parks Canada invested over $9.5 million on initial phases of restoration of the over 70-year-old facility. This included upgrading mechanical systems, renovating the restaurant, gift shop, and change rooms, replacing the roof top sundeck, introducing energy efficient technology and the capture and use of excess geothermal energy.


The current $13 million federal infrastructure project will continue the restoration, ensuring the heritage value of the Radium Hot Springs Aquacourt is protected and that it continues to be a cherished visitor experience for years to come.


We look forward to welcoming you to Radium Hot Springs. Please be patient and kind as we continue to make improvements to this heritage experience.

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