11 Surreal Natural Hot Springs You Can Visit In BC
What does BC not have? Aside from the beautiful beaches, city, and mountains, we've also got several incredible natural hot springs. British Columbia makes it easy for you to escape all your worries and soak into serenity.
From luxurious hot spring experiences to rural, remote escapes in the wilderness, there is a hot spring for everyone. Here are 11 surreal hot springs you need to take a road trip to in BC:
1. Keyhole Hot Springs // near Pemberton
Keyhole Hot Springs was once a hidden gem but now is quickly growing in popularity. After all, this place is bliss. Relax in a natural hot tub and be amazed by the breathtaking river and mountains surrounding you. Pretty sure the pictures speak for themselves.
Keyhole is located 100 km from Whistler on the Lillooet Forest Service Road.
2. Hot Springs Cove // Vancouver Island
Hot Springs Cove is near Tofino. The hot springs overlook the Pacific Ocean and have a natural waterfall you can stand under for a hot shower. Need I say more?
Photo cred - @stevint
3. Lussier Hot Springs // Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park
My personal pick, if you're looking for a beautiful, quiet, undeveloped hot spring, you've come to the right place at Lussier Hot Springs. The icy creek also provides the perfect cool down.
4. Fairmont Hot Springs // Fairmont Hot Springs
Canada's largest natural hot springs is here at the unincorporated town of Fairmont Hot Springs, a popular vacation destination.
5. Liard River Hot Springs // Muncho Lake
Take a break from the city and experience serenity in the wilderness at Canada's second largest hot spring. Located in the Northern Rockies, Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park boasts two hot springs set in a lush spruce forest and unique ecosystem. In the winter, you may even see the Northern Lights above you.
6. Ainsworth Hot Springs // Ainsworth
Overlooking Kootenay Lake, Ainsworth's most unique feature is it's 150-foot horseshoe shaped cave. Make it a weekend getaway and soak in the thermal water at this popular resort as you explore the caverns.
7. Nakusp Hot Springs // Nakusp
This area offers several mineral natural hot springs to explore. Perfect for relaxing and rejuvenating.
8. Harrison Hot Springs // Harrison Lake
A mere 2 hour drive from Vancouver, this hot spring is a popular weekend destination for Vancouverites all year round. Have a luxurious retreat at the resort with 5 mineral hot pools, a spa, and a marina.
9. Skookumchuck Hot Springs // Lillooet River
Escape deep into the wilderness into these remote pools. These hot springs are highly undeveloped and accessible only through a gravel logging road. Located 4 hours from Vancouver, take a day trip to the 5 tubs at Skookumchuck or stay overnight at the campsite and soak under the stars.
Photo cred - @tropical_cookie
10. Halcyon Hot Springs // Nakusp
Experience the healing waters at Halycon, known as “lithia waters”. These waters can help provide relief from arthritis, osteoporosis, and gout. The resort is picture perfectly set in the midst of alpine mountains and the blue Arrow Lakes.
11. Radium Hot Springs // Radium
Radium Hot Springs is located at the south entrance of Kootenay National Park, perfect for a pit stop if you’re headed to Alberta. The two pools at Radium are surrounded by Sinclair Canyon.
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