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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 and Spirit Water Spa.

Resort Accommodation

Stay a while in one of the 52 contemporary styled guest rooms. Guests enjoy easy access to the hot springs from a variety of rooms in the main hotel. The new Yaqan Nukiy Suites, offer king rooms with balconies overlooking Kootenay Lake and Purcell Mountains. A virtual tour and photos are shown on their website.

The Ktunaxa Grill

The on-site Ktunaxa Grill 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.

Hot Springs pool information

Ainsworth Hot Springs is nestled into the mountain side along the north shore of Kootenay Lake. Since time immemorial, the nupika wu’u (spirit water) has been utilized as a place for soothing and relaxing by the Ktunaxa people. The warm mineral waters of the cave and pool provide multiple experiences for all who visit this beautiful area.

Information regarding public entry is posted on their website. Hotel guests receive complimentary access with their stay 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

Whether you experience Ainsworth Hot Springs in the pool or cave, you are sure to enjoy an experience like no other.


Contact Information

3609 Hwy 31


V0G 1A0



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