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Watering Restrictions


Watering restrictions are in place from June 1st until September 30th of each year.

No watering of lawns and gardens from 10:00 am till 6:00 pm. (Note: watering during the heat of the day is ineffective, resulting in evaporation and waste of valuable water). Read more »

Forest Fire Information

Keep up to date on the status of the wildfires burning in BC by clicking here -

For information on the fire burning in Kootenay National Park, click here - Read more »

Open Burning Ban

Effective 12:01 PM. Monday July 19, 2017, and until further notice, large scale burning is prohibited within the Village of Radium Hot Springs.

“Large scale burning”, means any burning exceeding one (1) meter in diameter and one (1) meter in height, or, in the case of grass burning, exceeding 25 square meters in area.

This order is pursuant to Village of Radium Hot Springs “Open Burning Bylaw No. 297”. Read more »


The Village of Radium Hot Springs was recently granted $2400.00 through BC Hydro and Tree Canada's Community Tree Planting Program. The program seeks tree planting and maintenance partners from municipalities, regional districts, community and local resident groups. The objective of the program is to beautify parks and outdoor recreation areas, restore and reclaim lands to a green state, enhance urban open space and diversify and enhance urban forests. With the funds received from this grant, the Village purchased 9 Golden Maples. Read more »

Radium Calendar Contest

2018 Calendar Photo Contest is now open!


Columbia Valley Permanent Resident Retention and Attraction Strategy

The municipal partners of the Columbia Valley are developing a resident Retention and Attraction Strategy.  Please plan to attend one of the following sessions so that we may get your input and help shape our region's future.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Lions Hall (Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce Office)

651 Highway 93/95.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Grey Eagles Casino & Resort Hotel, Crow Flag Room Read more »

Changes to Online Banking Account Numbers

When making online payments through your financial institution, please ensure that you are using the proper account number format, otherwise the payments may be rejected by your bank. Those new formats are as follows:

  • Utility accounts now have 14 digits (please refer to your last utility invoice for your account number);
  • Property tax invoices, coming out in May, will have 11 digits.

If you are currently making monthly online tax payments, please amend your account number as follows: Read more »

Keeping Sheep Wild

This summer, the Village is partnering with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations on a pilot project intended to reinforce the natural migration patterns of our bighorn sheep.  There has been a trend for some members of the herd to spend longer and longer periods of time within the Village each year.  We feel that this trend has negative implications for the health of the herd if it continues.  This article is a discussion of the objectives of the project and we hope that it will answer some of the questions and concerns that are being raised. Read more »

Five Year Financial Plan Review

The Council of the Village of Radium Hot Springs hereby gives notice that the proposed 2015 to 2019 Financial Plan is now available for public review by downloading from the link below or picking up a copy from our Staff at the Village Office. Read more »

Urban Wildlife

Urban Wildlife continue to be topics for discussion in the Valley.  In Radium Hot Springs, the focus is on our Bighorn Sheep herd. This herd is migratory, spending most of the summer and fall in Kootenay National Park at high elevation habitats. In recent years approximately 30-40 sheep have not migrated and have spent the whole year in our Village.  In 2014 at least one ewe delivered her lamb in town. Read more »