Current Water Flow Situation
100% natural mineral water is flowing at the Radium Hot Springs.
Water Temperature is kept between 37 and 40 degrees celsius or 98 and 104 Fahrenheit.
The top five minerals found in the Radium Hot Springs are:
• Sulfate 302 mg/l
• Calcium 135 mg/l
• Bicarbonate 100.8 mg/l
• Silica 31.8 mg/l
• Magnesium 31.6 mg/l
What makes hot springs water unique?
Like gourmet blends of coffee, a hot spring's water features a signature mix. Each Rocky Mountain Hot Spring has its own unique blend of minerals, gases and temperature.
Radium Hot Springs, in Kootenay National Park, emerges as a torrent of odorless hot water that is rich in silica, magnesium, sulfate, fluoride, calcium and bicarbonate. Radium's hot spring outlet averages a rate of 1700 litres/minute. It is named for the small traces of radon in the water. The amount of radioactivity is harmless and less than given off by a watch dial.
Miette and Radium Hot Springs exhibit the same ebb and flow effects that seasonal changes cause. However, the volumes of water emerging from these springs are much greater than at the Banff Upper Hot Springs and flow in winter is never interrupted in spite of drought or other conditions.