Tucked in the Rocky Mountain Range of British Columbia, Canada, you find the beautiful natural Lussier Hot Springs. Located in the gorgeous Kootenay Mountains, in Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park, this is family-friendly and free to the public. The closest two towns are called Canal Flats (Has a great gas station and usually the cheapest gas in the valley) and Skookumchuck
Lussier Hot Springs is easily accessible; You need to go 17Km on Whiteswan Lake Forest Service Road it’s a well-groomed (and very well maintained in the winter) dirt road because it is used for logging.(be very careful of oncoming logging trucks).It’s a short walk down a well-kept path with wooden railings that gets really slippery in the winter. (The snow on this short trail compacts, turning it into a steep, slick skating rink); spikes or cleats are recommended. This may not seem like a big deal for some, but a slippery hike in can make winter visits impossible or increase the likelihood of injury to others.
There is plenty of parking at the top of the trail at Lussier Hot Springs. When you arrive, you will normally find cars already parked there.It’s never a shock to see other cars there. on the road. even at sunrise, and people often turn up at any time of day or night, adding to the charm of the place.
The Springs is situated next to a fast-flowing, cold river. That means you can experience the enchantment of a typical, all-natural Nordic Spa experience: hot, chill, cold, rest, repeat! It’s similar to the Umpqua Hot Springs in Oregon. The river is a great place to take a cold plunge.
There are three pools with rock walls and gravel bottoms. Depending on the season and weather, the upper pool temperature ranges between 109 and 116 degrees. The springs are refreshing as they cascade to the next pools before reaching the river.
There are two outhouses at Lussier Hot Springs, but there isn’t anywhere good to change, so be warned; if it’s cold, there’s nowhere good to get out of your gear or dry off.
Pools at Lussier:
The hot pool: it’s the nearest to the source, it’s boiling hot, and it smells like eggs. There seems to be some “egg” (floating tuffa) in it as well. (Don’t touch the white stuff near the source; it normally stays calm and is also harmless); this is where everybody will be on a cold winter’s day. If you want a good spot in this pool, arrive early.
The rest are slightly lower and closer to the river. It’s typically a warmer tub. then the nearest, You’re going to be cold in this one unless you’re sitting right where the water flows in. If you arrive late and the other pools are full, this is the pool you will be assigned to. It’s a good time to fill holes with mud and rocks to strengthen the tub.
If your finding this place a bit crowded looking for a change or wanting to scratch another hot spring off of your list, Ram Creek Hot Springs is just up the road.
Things to remember at Lussier Hot Springs:
It is important to understand that the “Whiteswan Lake Forest Service Road” is an active logging road 365 days a year. When the logging road narrows to one lane, if you see a logging truck approaching, pull into the nearest pull-out and wait for them to pass.
The logging trucks Still have the right of way, and they don’t slow down unless absolutely necessary; it’s critical to get out of their way as soon as you see them if the road isn’t big enough to safely pass them!
When you’re not an avid skier you gotta find other ways to get through a long cold Alberta winter!! Regular trips to the hot springs is a good start👍🏻
Esses dias estão parecendo inverno por aqui, porém o inverno mesmo começa só dia 21 de Dezembro 😅🤷🏻♀️. Quem aí está ansioso para o inverno? 🙋🏻♀️
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Like they said " live in the sunshine and swim in the sun ☀️ ". it took us 2 hrs drive on the pavement and 1hrs more with the non asphalt road 😖😵 just to be here. The very rare natural HOT SPRING ' Lussier '. The clear blue water of the hotspring next to the flowing glacier river, lay with the mountain background. It's tough to go but worth to come ! ! ! ! Definitely recommend for those who love a sweet adventure ☺️♥️ :: ps, dont forget your bathing suit 👙otherwise you would have missed to try on this amazing experience! #explorecanada #lussierhotsprings #vacation #canada
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For now the best adventure we can go on is to the fridge and back. But hey it still counts.
Just stuck to posting old content at the moment with the quarantine right now. I have so much I haven’t posted yet though, that its probably good im finally going through them all a little bit. So for the next little bit its gonna be some throwbacks which is pretty fun.
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There is plenty of parking at the top of the trail at Lussier Hot Springs. When you arrive, you will normally find cars already parked there. It’s never a shock to see other cars there. on the road. even at sunrise, and people often turn up at any time of day or night, adding to the charm of the place.
Thursday Night laura.j66 announced that she’s taking us on an adventure ( as long as I drive ). We got up at 6am to walk Eddie and hit the road by eight to hopefully beat the crowds. We’ve heard that these hot springs are insanely busy during the summer and didn’t know how we would fair on a Friday morning in the middle of January. After a stunning 2+ hour drive we finally arrived and basically had the place to ourselves for the first 15 to 30min. A couple was just leaving as we arrived and the next people didn’t come until 15 - 30min later. Also the FSR must have been one of the best maintained FSRs I’ve seen, especially in the Winter. I couldn’t get enough of the FSR views, that’s why this clip is more of a truck commercial then an adventure video. My eldest and I also took a cold dip in the river, but the jump back into the hot spring was almost worse then the actual cold plunge! I lost complete and utter feeling of my limbs for at least 15 - 30sec. Outside temperature were somewhere around -10°C probably. We stayed in the hot springs for almost 2 hours 😅.
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We’ve been staying at an Airbnb since Saturday, and it has been refreshing, to say the least. It’s been so nice to have more space to do things like cook, not to have to always be on the move, search for a place to sleep at night, worry that our batteries are too low because we’ve been charging our computers all day, or finding water because we ran out or a dump station when the grey or black water is full. Routine has become easy to implement, and time has been gained. We miss having a house, a base to come back to unwind.
But with that said, it doesn’t take away the fact that the road is still our home. Beluga is our sacred space. She has given us the freedom and flexibility to explore beyond our imaginations. And even though being in a house is delightful, the routine is too monotonous for my taste. Driving through the same street, being in the same location day after day, is dreadful. Maybe it’s the location we are in. Perhaps it’s because the road is where we belong, and I miss it. There’s a lot of uncertainty when you live in a van and jump from place to place. I never know what will happen, what we’ll discover next, or what beautiful landscape we’ll run into, and that’s always exciting for me. I love adventures and the thrill of them. And a house will never give me that feeling. Only a sense of rest that I sometimes long for but don’t die for.
House living reminds me why I love living in a van, but it also lets me know that from time to time, being in a house for a few days is all I need to put things into perspective.
And who knows, maybe one day we’ll settle down in a perfect little house in the most perfect, beautiful location but just not right now 😌
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