Radium Hot Springs Houses for Sale
Search all Radium Hot Springs Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. The Village of Radium Hot Springs is a picturesque community between the Purcell Mountains and the Rockies. Known for natural mineral pools, Radium is a popular tourist destination.
For those who want to stick around, houses, manufactured homes, townhomes, and condos are typical properties in Radium. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Radium Hot Springs properties come on the market.
Radium Hot Springs Real Estate Market
The real estate for sale in Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia, is made up of primarily single detached homes with three or more bedrooms that were mainly constructed after the year 2000, with neighbourhoods interspersed with character homes built in the 1960s to 1980s.
Real estate types in this gorgeous community range from an elegant condo with and granite countertops, a spacious mid-century single-family home with a cabin-like feel, or a low-maintenance urban townhouse, with new appliances, plenty of storage space, and gorgeous mountain views.
Radium BC has plenty of part-time residents who own cabins or rental property in this relaxed and cozy community. There are still treed lots for sale, including fully serviced land with sewer, electrical, internet, water, and cable lines, upon which you can build your dream home, bed and breakfast, or cottage. Because it is a booming and popular destination, the sky is the limit in the Radium Hot Springs area.
When you first arrive in the small mountain village of Radium Hot Springs BC, driving into the Sinclair Canyon, you will take in the glorious mountain ranges and the quaint and cozy feel of the place, and finally see the welcome sign at the hot springs that states “The Mountains Shall Bring Peace to the People,” and you will know that you have found your next home.
About Radium Hot Springs, BC
In the East Kootenay region, Radium Hot Springs (also known simply as Radium) is a small village found in the valley between two mountain ranges: the Purcell Mountains and the Canadian Rocky Mountains, with the Columbia River running through it. The community has approximately 1400 full-time residents, with more part-time residents who return in the warm summer months.
This area is named and known for the hot springs pools in the Kootenay National Park, found east of the village limits via Highway 93. There is an outdoor complex that contains a large hot (39°C) pool for soaking and another “cool pool” (29°C) pool for swimming, with a diving board, two slides, and a smaller cold “plunge pool.” All water is naturally geothermally heated. The springs were formed when the earth’s crust fractured along a 2 km-deep fault, where water seeps down, heats up, and is then pressurized and returned to the surface, and is colourless and odourless, making it one of British Columbia’s top natural hot springs locations.
In 2021 Radium was rated one of Canada’s top 20 friendliest towns by Expedia, calling it “a perfect spot to experience the great outdoors.” There is a sense of community throughout the village. With a lower cost of living than the Canadian average, beautiful surroundings, and an overall culture of openness and caring, there are plenty of reasons to want to live here.
Although small, the village of Radium offers plenty of amenities and services to its residents, including snow and ice removal, electric car charging stations and an electric vehicle share service, a volunteer fire department, protective services, a community centre, world-class restaurants, grocery stores, campgrounds, hotels, gas stations, and a gymnasium. Everything else you may need is only a short drive away at one of the many neighbouring communities.
Getting to Radium Hot Springs
The beautiful community of Radium Hot Springs is located at the crossroads of highways BC-93 and BC-95 and can be reached via highway BC-93 north from Invermere. Radium is also only a 1.5-hour drive south on highway BC-93 from the world-famous Banff National Park. The Columbia Valley Transit system offers a fully accessible bus service that runs between the communities of Radium, Edgewater, Canal Flats, Fairmont, Windermere and Invermere.
Cranbrook has the nearest airport, Canadian Rockies International Airport, taking about 1.5 hours to drive from Radium Hot Springs if you head south on highway BC-93. The nearest large International Airport is the Calgary International Airport, approximately a 3-hour drive via Trans-Canada Highway AB-1 W and BC-93 S.
Radium Hot Springs Weather
The overall weather in Radium is mild by Canadian standards but still sees a lot of snow in the winter and plenty of rain during the warmer months. The summer (June to September) averages around 21°C during the day with several rainy days, and in the winter, it hits an average low ranging between -2°C and -7°C.
Radium Hot Springs Culture
Because of the eponymous hot springs pools, Radium is a tourist town year-round, with plenty of cultural events, arts celebrations, and outdoor adventures, from whitewater rafting to ziplining. You can visit the public library, join the Rotary Club or Seniors Group, or sign your kids up for summer adventures in the Adventure Radium Club. There is also an active art guild in Radium Hot Springs that was founded in 2018, meeting weekly for art sessions in the Radium Hot Springs Centre Multi-Purpose room.
Radium Hot Springs Health Care
There are several medical offices and practices, dentists and alternative healers in nearby Windermere and Invermere, including the Invermere & District Hospital. For those who cannot drive themselves to their non-emergency medical appointments, there is a health connections bus running from Golden to Cranbrook, stopping in Invermere at 9:20 AM, and the Cranbrook to Golden bus departing from Invermere at 5:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Radium Hot Springs Education
Radium Hot Springs is part of Rocky Mountain School District #6. There are no schools found within the village boundaries. Still, there is school bus transportation provided by the district to nearby Columbia Valley Schools, including schools in Invermere, Windermere and Edgewater.
Things to Do in Radium Hot Springs
There is plenty to do in Radium. Of course, there are outdoor activities like kayaking, golfing, skiing, hiking, fishing, and swimming, where you can be one with nature in the mountains, surrounded by wildlife, including Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, deer, mountain goats, birds, and even bears and cougars. There are also festivals like the Firemen’s Children’s Christmas Party, the Wings Over the Rockies Nature Festival, the summer Columbia Valley Classic Car Show & Shine, or the Market and Music on Main festival featuring live music, food, and shopping Friday evenings during the summer. The community comes together often, giving the village a welcoming feeling.