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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.

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.

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

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


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