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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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Great experience, over crowded

The cave is beautiful. There were lots of children running around, and folks cuddled in the hot... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vienna L
Relaxation at its finest!

Ainsworth Hot Spring is absolutely stunning. While you can stay there at the resort or just visit... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Katelyn H
Calgary, Canada
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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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  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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3609 Highway 31, Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia V0G 1A0, Canada
+1 800-668-1171
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cave is beautiful. There were lots of children running around, and folks cuddled in the hot tub. The cave itself is neat to explore, and there's lots of seating inside the tunnels. Some locals told me that it's always busy around Christmas season, which...More

Thank Vienna L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ainsworth Hot Spring is absolutely stunning. While you can stay there at the resort or just visit the hot springs, both will not disappoint! The hot springs are relaxing offering three different sections, the main arena contains the average or luke warm water, while they...More

Thank Katelyn H
Reviewed 7 December 2017

If we had visited Ainsworth in mid summer I know I couldn't score higher than V Good. We were there in early November, very few tourists, mostly locals from the Kootenai's. Its an excellent deal for the price. The pools are all about 3.5-4' deep,...More

1  Thank MiguelitoyCat
Reviewed 11 November 2017

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 J Lee C
Reviewed 8 November 2017

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 1 November 2017

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 23 October 2017 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

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28 December 2017|
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Response from jameskI2323TB | Reviewed this property |
Use the same bathing suit you would use at any public pool. They require you to shower first to wash off any lotions. There are some tables pool side if you can get one for any towels, etc.
Michelle B
5 February 2017|
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Response from Katelyn H | Reviewed this property |
Since this is a hot spring and not actually considered a “pool”, signs have been posted that do say no splashing, etc. So floaties used as toys would not be allowed. I’ve seen many kids here and they are still able to play... More
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