Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort

The Hot Springs feature a unique horseshoe cave with falling mineral waters that form into a pool, providing a natural steam bath. The mineral water enters at a temperature of 47C/117F before it is cooled to an average of 42C/108F for the caves, while the main lounging pool temperature averages 35C/96F.

The Springs Dining Room offers casual fine dining with friendly, professional service. We provide an array of homemade dishes from breakfast to dinner complete with our list of top BC wines and a magnificent view of the Kootenay Lake and Purcell Mountains.

Our Rooms Feature Premium carpeting, warm birchwood cabinetry with granite countertops and under-mount sinks, bronze lighting, new heating/AC units, flat-screen TV (most wall-mounted), security doors w/card entry. Room rates are seasonal and may be found on our website for each season: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. 

Accommodation in the Resort includes complimentary passes to the Hot Springs. Bathrobes available in all room types. Adult sizes only.

Like many Canadian natural attractions, the hot springs were probably first visited by First Nations peoples. They came up to Kootenay Lake in late summer to take advantage of the huckleberry crop. We are left to assume that after spending the days clambering around the hills, a soak in the hot mineral water was enjoyed by many. This idyllic lifestyle would have continued until the first prospectors came into the area.

Hot Springs Public Hours - 10am until 9:30pm, 365 days/year.