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Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort

Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort offers you a four season escape located on the west shore of Kootenay Lake near Nelson. On-site amenities include accommodation, Ktunaxa Grill Dining Room and Spirit Water Spa.

Relax, rejuvenate and revitalize in the naturally hot, mineral waters; good medicine for the body, mind and soul. The hot springs feature a unique horseshoe cave with falling mineral water that form into a pool, providing a natural steam bath. The mineral water first enters the system 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.

Tap into the fun and therapeutic potential of a visit to the Ainsworth Hot Springs cave and pools. Get a bird’s eye view of Kootenay Lake and the Purcell Mountains while soaking in the soothing waters of the main pool.

Resort Accommodation
Stay a while in one of the 39 contemporary styled guest rooms. They feature premium carpeting, warm birchwood cabinetry with granite countertops and undermount sinks, bronze lighting, flat screen TVs, air-conditioning and more.  Room variations include Single Queen, Standard Family, Standard Lakeview, Premier View, Premier Lakeview King, Premier Deluxe, Premier Suite, Designer Suite, Accessible Single Queen.

The Ktunaxa Grill
The on-site Ktunaxa Grill Dining Room offers a fresh, local, indigenous inspired dining experience. A great wine and craft beer selection will enhance your meal. The restaurant features floor to ceiling windows showcasing spectacular views of Kootenay Lake and the Purcell Mountains. Dinner reservations are required for in-house and patio seating.

An array of homemade dishes are served from breakfast to dinner.
Menu: Seafood, Steaks.
Fully licensed; Upscale Casual.

This four season destination resort offers a landscaped property, clean mountain air, lake and mountainous views. It’s the perfect complement to the calming effects of the hot springs. During the winter and springtime, sooth your tired muscles after a day on the nearby slopes of Whitewater Ski Resort.

Hot Springs pool information
The hot springs originate around the Cody Caves above and to the east of the resort. The water works its way down through fractures in the rock, increasing in temperature at a rate of 40C per km until it hits a lakeshore fault – a rock layer on a 45 degree angle. Hydraulic pressure forces the water up along the fault until it emerges at the resort.

Water Capacity
Pool: 27,000 gallons
Cave: 18,000 gallons
Cold plunge: 500 gallons

Flow Rate
Pool: Changes over completely 4 times a day
Cave: Changes over completely 6 times a day

Contact Information

3609 Hwy 31


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