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Wearing a mask is required at Radium Hot Springs

Updated: Oct 5

Effective August 21, 2021


Wearing a mask indoors is required by BC provincial health order. Those without a mask will be denied entry.


Masks are required in the lobby, dry hall and change rooms. Masks can be stowed in your locker while you are soaking in the hot springs.


Here is what you need to know when planning your trip to Radium Hot Springs:

  • Wearing a mask in the lobby, dry hall and change rooms is required by those 9 and older.

  • Due to a national shortage of lifeguards, capacity is limited to 200 people to ensure proper lifeguard-to-patron ratios are maintained.

  • Last entry is at 7 p.m. daily.

  • Diving boards and slides open.

  • The poolside picnic area on the hot pool deck is open for cooling off only.

  • Towel and swimsuit rentals are available. Towels remain available for purchase.

Please remember:

  • Entry to Radium Hot Springs is first come, first served. Reservations and pre-bookings are not available.

  • Lengthy outdoor waits may occur throughout the summer.

  • There is limited access to shade or shelter while waiting in line. Please pack a water bottle for each member of your group and dress for the weather.

  • Please limit your visit to 1-2 hours to allow everyone who wishes to enjoy this iconic hot springs experience the opportunity to do so.

  • Food is not permitted within the hot springs building, pools or on the pool decks.

  • Alcohol and other intoxicating substances are not permitted at the hot springs facilities, including while waiting in line.

  • Poolside lounge chairs are not available. Personal chairs, coolers and bulky items are not permitted.


As restrictions continue to lift, Parks Canada is reminding visitors to plan ahead. Every visit to Kootenay National Park should start with a trip to COVID-19 and your visit to Kootenay National Park. Here you will find trip planning information about what is open, what is closed, and how to keep yourself and your family safe.


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