The Lower Kootenay First Nation Chief recently commented that the hot springs at Ainsworth are thought of as Spirit Water. Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort, recently purchased by the same First Nation band offers access to three pools whose waters come from springs emerging from deep in the mountainside. Ainsworth Hotsprings Resort provides renovated hotel accommodations, a wonderful dining experience and of course a soothing soak in the pool, caves or cold plunge. There are other lodgings right next to the resort.
Nearby you'll find a boat launch, public dock, trails for hiking, Forest Service Rd access to Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park and a full marina and camping resort at Woodbury just a few minutes north on Hwy 31.