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Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort

3609 Highway 31, Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia V0G 1A0, Canada
+1 800-668-1171
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Loved the Hotsprings Caves

There are several temperatures of water to test your mettle: cold, warm, hot and super hot. If you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lee C
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Ek Balam Village, Mexico
best and hottest in canada

Hot pools are not for the faint of heart. Very hot in the caves Cleanest hot spring I have ever... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barb H
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The Ktunaxa First Nations peoples embraced the nupika wu’u, or hot mineral waters, for their healing and rejuvenating powers and the Ainsworth Hot Springs has been welcoming guests since the 1930s. Explore our distinctive caves where HOT mineral water flows freely from the earth, creating a natural steam bath. The hot water is cooled to a comfortable 35C-37C as it enters into the main lounging pool. Immerse yourself in the warm soothing mineral water for a relaxing yet invigoration experience!
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“plunge pool” (13 reviews)
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3609 Highway 31, Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia V0G 1A0, Canada
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+1 800-668-1171
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1 - 10 of 286 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several temperatures of water to test your mettle: cold, warm, hot and super hot. If you are not claustrophobic, take a walk into the U shaped, hand-mined cave where the water cascades from the wall (although heed the sign outside which says no...More

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hot pools are not for the faint of heart. Very hot in the caves Cleanest hot spring I have ever seen.

Thank Barb H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anytime I am in the Kootenays I make an attempt to go to Ainsworth Hot Springs. However, after this last visit, I am not sure I will make this effort again. I stayed with friends who live in the area and our intention was to...More

1  Thank mrsayoh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s quite smaller than some of the other hot springs that I’ve been to, but the caves are a nice touch, hotter as well. It can be a bit crowded as well, we went in the evening, so mostly adults.

Thank jessalynnhill
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I have not been at Ainsworth Hot Springs since I was a kid in the 1970's. So, when my wife and I planned a late season holiday into The Kootenays I knew we had to have this as one of our stops. We did not...More

1  Thank looseink
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I’ve been coming to Ainsworth Hotsprings since I was a kid. I love it! So awesome to relax in either the hot pool/caves or the warm pool (or take a dip in the cold pool if you’re daring enough). I really do love it. While...More

Thank Lah722
Management response:Responded 17 October 2017

Thanks for your visit and the great review. You are correct, people flock here from all over the globe and we are fortunate to have a very strong following from repeat guests such as yourself. As you pointed out our hotel rates include unlimited hot...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

After checking their website it seemed like a really nice place to unwind and relax so we decided to make the drive. It is not a relaxing spa atmosphere like the website suggests. It is extremely crowded and noisy, other guests don't seem to respect...More

Thank sweetmarie0727
Management response:Responded 10 October 2017

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience. It sounds like you visited on the past long weekend which one of the busiest of the year. Some guests find that atmosphere very social (we've had no other complaints from the weekend) while others prefer to...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017

These springs are really well maintained. They are clean and obviously well loved by the staff and patrons. The experience of being in water with a temperature of 104 and being in a cave at the same time is exhilarating. There is a slightly cooler...More

Thank GrannyMBristol
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The hot springs were great. Water was well maintained. Clean change rooms. The storage of personal belongings leaves something to be desired. My towel went missing and could not be found. I was given another to replace it however and will return to the springs...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Really cool unique place with a very relaxing atmosphere, helpful and friendly staff. it was fantastic.More

Thank Mekel D
Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

Thanks very much for the great review and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We are very proud of our staff and will pass your comments along to them. Hope you have a chance to visit again, perhaps in winter for a different...More

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Michelle B
4 February 2017|
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Response from brooklynunder | Reviewed this property |
Really recommend not going to this pool! they have a sign posted no splashing or squealing. kids are not allowed to enjoy themselves here. And no toys no. floats for there arms and life jacket yes.
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David R
6 September 2016|
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Response from Virginia P | Reviewed this property |
The resort charges for towels unless you are a hotel guest
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Jeanne C
9 March 2016|
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Response from 2_Canadian_Beachbums | Reviewed this property |
Hi There, No microwave or stove. Cooking is not allowed within the rooms, as per the hotel. We just brought prepared foods in a cooler (cheese, fruit, veggies, chips & dip etc) The restaurant had reasonably good food and was... More
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