Imagine a whole road trip dedicated to soaking in the mineral rich pools of natural hot springs? Take the hot springs tour to hit all the best spots in the Kootenay Rockies.
The 852 km tour of the BC Kootenay Rockies Hot Springs Tour brings road trippers through some of the most acclaimed mountain towns in BC. This trip goes through Nakusp, New Denver, Kaslo, Ainsworth, Creston, Cranbrook, Kimberly, Fairmont, Radium, Golden, Rogers Pass and Revelstoke.
Stop One: Halcyon Hot Springs
Halcyon Hot Springs is located on Highway 23 and is 25 minutes north of Nakusp, or 10 minutes south of the Shelter Bay – Galena Bay ferry that connects travellers to Revelstoke. If coming from the ferry, head south on Highway 23 until you see Halcyon Road on your right. If coming from the south from Nakusp, the springs will be on your left. On Halcyon Road, you will find the hot springs overlooking Arrow Lake.
Stop Two: Nakusp Hot Springs
To visit Nakusp Hot Springs from Halcyon, follow Highway 23 south for 32 km then take a left on Hot Springs Road and drive 12 km north-east up the road until you reach the Nakusp Hot Springs parking lot. The highway turn off is just a 4 minute drive outside Nakusp.
Stop Three: Nakusp
The Village of Nakusp is just south of Nakusp Hot Springs. Head back out along Hot Springs Road, make a left and drive for 2 km to the waterfront Village of Nakusp.
Things in and around Nakusp:
To continue the Road Trip, head south-east on Highway 6 on a scenic drive through the mountains to the Village of New Denver. From there, follow Highway 31A to Kaslo to continue the tour.
Things to do between Nakusp and New Denver
5655 Hwy 23, Nakusp
This resort offers views of the lake and Monashee Mountain Range while soaking in the mineral pools or enjoying a meal in the Kingfisher Restaurant. The spa and wellness lounge offer additional ways to rest and relax. The hot and warm mineral pools are located on the upper deck, alongside the cold plunge pool. In summer swim in the seasonal mineral pool on the lower deck, or be a kid in the splash park.
On site year-around accommodations include private, exquisite cabins, family-style cottages and loft chalets.
The Kingfisher Restaurant has a blend of classic, West Coast and Kootenay cuisine with a focus of healthy yet decadent meals.
Pre-book the on-site spa for massages or facials.
8500 Hot Springs Rd, Nakusp
This community owned and operated hot spring is nestled in the Kuskanax Valley. There two pools are fed by water from natural mineral springs. Both the hot and warm pools let soakers enjoy the mountain views. Don’t forget to take a walk on the surrounding trails or check out the nearby Kuskanax River wooden covered bridge.
On site chalets are available to book year round.
Camping is available to book in the summer months.