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Travel Updates

The Columbia Valley communities are open for business with no restrictions. 

The incredible mountains and forests that are such a draw for people to visit and explore here, mean the potential for wildfires is a reality every year in BC. Residents and travellers alike are encouraged to bookmark and follow factual information sources as they make their travel plans, including Drive BC and the BC Wildfire Service

Know before you go! Before travelling, check local area restrictions and updates on BC Wildfire Service, or reach out with any questions.

Important Resources

Important Resources

BC Wildfire Service for the latest information about wildfire ratings, fires of note and a map of active wildfires across BC.
To report a wildfire or smoke, call 1.800.663.5555 or *5555 (from a cell phone).

Regional District of East Kootenay

Travel Columbia Valley

Government of Canada – Travel Information

Village of Radium Hot Springs

Interior BC Health Authority


Government of Canada Public Health


Radium Visitor Centre:
The Radium Visitor Centre is open to in-person visitor services from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily, or by phone (250-347-9331).

Visitor Centres

The Visitor Centres of the Columbia Valley are excellent resources to stay up to date with travel information for the region. 

  • The Radium Visitor Centre (7556 Main Street East, Radium Hot Springs) is open to in-person visitor services from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily, or by phone (250) 347-9331
  • The Invermere Visitor Centre (651 BC-93 #95, Invermere) is open Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM daily, or by phone (250) 342-2844
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