The hot spring has a temperature of 64°C as it occurs. A small cascade of steaming water spills out of the Creek's steep perpendicular bank and into two small soaking pools. Downstream is a bigger, deeper soaking pool that resembles a normal creek bed but is warmer. The upper two pools and the waterfall's water could be too hot to bathe in. The supernatant liquid is a layer of cold water that sits on top of the denser, hotter, mineral-rich outflow of hot springs. Before entering the springs, the temperature should be measured by dipping a toe into it. Another big soaking pool farther down the creek bed has a more comfortable soaking temperature. A neighboring glacier-fed river allows for Roman or Turkish-style swimming with alternating hot and cold dips. Camping is permitted at the campground, but facilities are restricted.
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Much like their name says, the hot springs sit near to the gorgeous and bustling Pitt River. You must go along Lougheed Highway towards Pitt Meadows and eventually Pitt Lake to get there.
After that, it's a 45-minute boat ride to the north end dock, then little over 20 kilometres of flat logging road biking, ebikes highly recommended.
It's a 5-minute climb from there to the hot springs, with a steep rope down. You'll be able to enjoy the natural benefits of hot springs in one of the most gorgeous locations our province has to offer once you arrive.
Relax in this small slice of heaven, which views out over the Pitt River as it cuts through a gorge. It is a genuinely remote and magical location that is ideal for people seeking adventure.
The journey may be a little long, but it just adds to the enjoyment of the destination. The route less travelled is sometimes the finest road to take.
Maps, directions, weather, and water taxi info in the link
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The first written history of Fairmont dates back to the 1800s, when the Ktunaxa and Shuswap bands discovered the natural calcium hot springs.
These Hot Springs were formed over 300 million years ago when the Rockies were worn down and reformed, creating deep cracks in the earth.
Water collects high in the mountains, enters the rocks through these faults and runs deep into the mountains, Warmed by the heat of the earths core,
it becomes much hotter than when it entered, bubbling back to the surface,
forming the hot springs.
The first homesteader in the area was Englishman George Geary. who arrived in the area in 1887. His homestead was a large tract of land that included the hot springs. The original Geary home is well preserved and visible on the south end of Mountainside Golf Course.
Sam Brewer, a placer miner from Wisconsin, USA was working a gold claim on Perry Creek. His son Hope Brewer was born at Perry Creek, B.C. on May 30th, 1886, the first white child in the East Kootenays.
The Brewer family later moved to Joseph’s Prairie, now called Cranbrook, and in 1888 they moved to Fairmont where Sam purchased the Fairmont
property from George Geary.
In 1909, they moved to the Chamberlain Ranch north east of Windermere. Sam Brewer’s Historic home in Fairmont Hot Springs is still inhabited to this day.
The Resort’s Brewer’s Market is named in honor of this early pioneer.
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Ram Creek Hot Springs-
Years before, the water was much warmer; a fault change and a landslide demolished and filled up the vast pools.
The water depth is currently a little shallower than waste deep. The water is just below my neck as I sit on your bottom. The ideal depth for lounging!
There are 2 routes to the springs, Click the link for weather, maps, photos and even a phone number if you need a tow ☺
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The village of Ainsworth Hot Springs is located in the traditional territories of the Ktunaxa First Nations (pronounced ‘K-too-nah-ha’) in BC’s Kootenay Forests and Mountains. Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort is nestled into the mountainside, overlooking Kootenay Lake and the Purcell Mountains, and features three odorless baths, a unique 150-foot horseshoe-shaped cave, lounging pool, and glacier stream-fed cold plunge. The horseshoe cave, where mineral deposits and humidity combine to create an amazing atmosphere, is the highlight of the natural hot springs.
Reconnect with your primal roots and experience a getaway at Halfway Hot Springs. Located almost literally "halfway" between Nakusp and Revelstoke, these springs are bubbling right out of the hillside along a river. The springs feed via an amateur tube network into stone-lined mud-bottomed pools. For most, the area is hours of driving away from the bustling confusion and distraction of city life, including cell service. Disconnect, relax and rejuvenate.
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Ruth Larsen, wife of Henry Larsen, who made a fortune in logging, was the first to place tubs here in the 1950s. He was reportedly the third richest guy in British Columbia at the time. His wife worked as a gold prospector and was dubbed a "old hippie" by some (although others claimed she was "a bit crazy"). She constructed a home near the springs, on the first road up here, and a long-time visitor told us that her grave is someplace near the tubs in the bush. The first baths, large ancient wooden wine barrels fed by hoses cemented into the thermal springs in the rocks, were installed by Ruth. More people came to visit these springs after the road was restored by logging firms and after Ruth died, and they bought new tubs.
The cabin is no longer standing, but one of the original wooden tubs remains. There are two hot tub forms and one bathtub tucked in the rocks as well.
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You will surely get relaxed at the hot springs, while also benefitting from a plethora of properties like skin detox, cell oxygenation, and blood circulation, among others!
Whiteswan Lake was an important seasonal hunting camp of the Ktunaxa native people and their use of the area dates back at least 5,000 years. During the 1800s and early 1900s trappers, prospectors and guides worked in the area and soothed their work-worn bodies in the hot mineral waters of Lussier Hot Springs.
The Springs offers a wilderness
setting of several hot pools which have
been carved over time alongside Lussier
Creek in Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park.
Visitors have the option of a wonderful
soak in one of the pools, or for those who
dare, a dip in the chilly creek. The hot
springs are a short drive to Whiteswan
Lake Provincial Park and five campgrounds (offering 115+ campsites).
St. Leon Creek Hot Springs is not a tourist location, but its frequent visitors created it. A concrete pool has been built. Warm and hot water is delivered through plastic pipes from sources above. there is a very hot upper pool. The other source is a two to the three-meter-deep grotto in the rock.
In the higher tub, it is covered with light algae, making it feel like you're lying in a velvet-lined bathtub! It's also extremely humid.
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These Springs have a low mineral content that is said to have the highest fluoride content around; with some work, the springs could be made into something.
Years ago, you could use the
Applegrove Road is the main access road to Octopus Creek. (and has been gated and closed for a few years) 2.4 km south of the turnoff to Taite Creek Recreational site. 3.4 km from the old trailhead to the Springs.
The reason for the closure is a land dispute..
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort features Canada’s largest natural mineral hot pools, with over 1.5 million gallons of naturally heated water flowing daily through a (39C/102F degree) soaking pool, a large swimming pool (31C/88F) and a diving pool (30C/86F) with high & low diving boards that are open year round. BUT, They fail to mention the Hot Springs Waterfall ☺
Hot Springs Cove, originally Refuge Cove, is an unincorporated community on Sydney Inlet on the west side of the Openit Peninsula on Vancouver Island’s Clayoquot Sound’s West Coast. Maquinna Marine Provincial Park protects Hot Springs Cove, which gets its name from its proximity to Ramsay Hot Springs. The Hot Springs Cove post office closed in 1974, but it had been in operation since 1947, when it was first known as Sydney Inlet before being renamed in 1948. Despite the post office’s closure, there is a year-round population in the area.
The Halcyon Hot Springs resort in Nakusp has a lengthy, interesting, and engaging history that predates the resort that stands there now.
For generations, the residents of the Arrow Lakes area, mostly the Sinixt, were aware of the lithium-laden waters and its benefits, long before Europeans arrived.
Captain Robert Sanderson, an engineer who owned a steamship on the Arrow Lakes, was assisted in locating the source of the springs by the local First Nations.
Sanderson bought 400 acres of crown land in 1890 and built a hotel with a succession of wooden "plunges" that let guests soak in the superheated mineral water, which was believed to help with a variety of maladies – from rheumatism to strokes – even back then.
Sanderson named his resort "Halcyon," a reference to the quiet and serene aspect of the location, because of the healing water of the natural hot springs, as well as the wonderful mountains and landscape in the vicinity. The name comes from a Greek myth about Alcyone, the goddess of the winds and daughter of Aeolus, the lord of the winds.
Alcyone was bereft after her husband Ceyx perished in the sea, and she attempted to drown herself, only to be converted into a bird and taken to her husband by the wind.
In recent times, she became known as the European Kingfisher or halcyon. The bird was thought to have the ability to calm the waters in order to preserve its eggs when nesting, which takes place around the winter solstice in December for two weeks. This extended period of good weather became known as the "Halcyon days," a name that has been used to allude to moments of peace and serenity throughout history.
Canoe River Hot Springs are fully exposed April 22, 2022 link for maps and directions in link,
Over the last century, the region surrounding the Canoe River hot springs has transformed from an out-of-the-way trip in an old growth forest to an afternoon picnic on a rocky lakeside shore. The remains of old cedar trees stand like ghosts, watching generations of locals come to soak in the hot springs.
Pioneers from the Valemount region frequented the springs in the early 1900s. To get to them, they would drive a gravel road to mile 18 on the east side of the Canoe River, then take a canoe over the river. There was no water reservoir at the time because the area had not been logged, dammed, or inundated until the Mica Dam was completed in 1973....
Because of its location and beautiful sandy beach, St. Leon Hot Springs was one of several hot springs that were developed in the early days. Mike Grady, the springs’ owner, advertised in 1898 that baths were free but lodging was $1.25 per day, which was a lot of money in those days. The lodgings were clearly designed for men only due to their rustic appearance, but lumberjacks and miners were used to living in such conditions.
Mike was still trying to persuade the CPR to turn this beautiful site into a Banff-style operation at the time, but it didn't start out so well...
The water was piped nearly two miles from the source, which was a challenge. It was only luke warm by the time it arrived at the hotel. Mike dug a large ditch and built a series of coils for the water to run through and be reheated. Throughout the summer and winter, a cordwood fire was kept going. It wasn't pretty, but it got the job done. The hotel drew a large number of visitors, and the business thrived.
Picture 1 - 1960's Gates of St. Leon Hot Springs hotel
The Frizzell Hot Springs is about a hundred yards in from the riverbank in a little hollow spot on the mountain side. Hot water expenses from the closely spaced Vents and forms a small flow at about 40c that runs down to the Mudflats of the river. The Springs are odorless; there is one platform with a nice deep tub on the hillside the water is piped into it. Lots of large trees towering you while you soak
St. Leon Hot Springs was one of several hot springs that were developed in the early days because of its setting and beautiful sandy beach. Mike Grady, owner of the springs, advertised in 1898 that baths were free but accommodations were $1.25 per day, which was relatively expensive for those days. The lodgings were obviously for men only because they were fairly crude, but lumberjacks and miners were used to such conditions.
Even at this time, Mike was trying to persuade the CPR to develop this beautiful site into a Banff-like operation, but without success. This was likely due to the company’s association with Halcyon Hot Springs, which did not encourage competition.
In 1904, Mike sold his Standard Mine in the Slocan and took the money to build his dream hotel on the delta of St. Leon and Halfway Creeks. The entire hotel was constructed of clear lumber, mostly cedar. Even the pools, which were centered near the lobby, were made of wood, with the ladies’ pool directly above the men’s. The moldings and banisters were wooden with no paint or varnish used anywhere. Molly and Louise Smith, Mike’s nieces, scrubbed this woodwork clean every day.
The water was piped with some difficulty, almost two miles from the source. By the time it got to the hotel, it was only tepid. Mike fashioned a series of coils in a large ditch for the water to run through and be reheated. A cordwood fire burned continuously there summer and winter. It was not pretty but it was effective. The hotel attracted many visitors and the business prospered.
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30 km canoeing and 22 km biking each way is a tall order for one weekend! But in between the outrageously long travel times, we got to spend a whole day in the most beautiful hot springs on the edge of a glacial river.
This was one of the most challenging trips I've done in a while, and it really tested my mental and physical stamina, but it made me appreciate being there that much more.
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