Hot Springs near Fernie, BC
It doesn't matter if it's in the summer or winter, we're always looking for ways to relax and recharge. Hot springs, whether natural or real provide both, and sometimes a little adventure too.
Lussier Hot Springs
Just shy of two hours from Fernie, Lussier Hot Springs has become a popular hot spot while in the Kootenays. With three pools, all with a variance in temperature and the cold Lussier River running alongside, you feel completely immersed in the trees as you soak it all in.
These beautiful natural hot springs can be accessed from the Whiteswan Forestry Road, followed by a short walk down a path. No liquor, dogs or garbage are permitted at the springs and bathers must wear bathing suits.
Fairmont Hot Springs
Open almost every day of the year, the Fairmont Hot Springs uses over 1.2 million gallons of fresh mineral water to flow the pools daily. Doing so allows for minimal levels of chlorine, providing you with a more calming and soothing experience. Whether you're looking to relax or play, there are two pools with significant temperature differences, providing a little something for those looking to dive in! A quick, two-hour drive from Fernie and worth the trip.
Ainsworth Hot Springs
The Ainsworth Hot Springs originate around the Cody Caves. The water then flows down through fractures in the rock, increasing in temperature at a rate of 40°C per kilometre until it hits a lakeshore fault – a rock layer on a 45 ° angle. Hydraulic pressure forces the water up along the fault until it emerges at the resort. A must see, and a unique experience where you find yourself in the hot springs surrounded by the cave walls. A bit longer of a drive, at just over four hours, but it will not disappoint.
Radium Hot Springs Mineral Pools
This family-friendly hot springs offers plenty of space to relax. Soak in the expansive hot pool or cool off with the kids in the swimming pool. Just inside the Kootenay National Park, relax as you surround yourself with the sights and sounds of nature. A short drive past Fairmont, these hot springs take just over two hours.
Photo Credit: Radium Hot Springs