Ainsworth Hot Springs
Located a 40-minute scenic drive north of the Alpine Inn & Suites, Ainsworth Hot Springs is set into the mountainside with breathtaking views of Kootenay Lake and the Purcell Mountains. These pools provide the perfect place to relax and enjoy some of West Kootenay’s majestic scenery.
The hot springs are heated naturally and vary in temperature between 40-42C (104-114F) in the Cave, 35-38C (96-101F) in the Pool, and 4-10C (40-50F) for the Cold Plunge. The unique horseshoe cave creates a relaxing steam bath and features natural stalagmites and stalactites formations.
Considered to be one of the best hot springs in BC, they were probably first discovered by First Nations who came up to Kootenay Lake in the late summer to take advantage of the Kokanee Salmon run. Since this timing coincided with the ripening of the huckleberry crop, it would be natural to assume that after spending the days clambering around the hills these people would welcome a soak in the hot springs. That lifestyle probably continued for decades until the wonderful First Nations guided the first prospectors in the area.
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