Hot Springs

 

 

 

You've been out hiking or kayaking for a week. Your muscles are sore and your energy is depleted. What to do? Well, a day or two at a hotspring is what the Nature doctor orders.

 

 

 

Clear Creek Hot Springs: is north of Harrison Hot Springs. Follow the Harrison East Forest Service Rd. 4x4 recommended. Hike in the last few kilometers to an old growth area.

 

Dewar Creek Hot Springs: This is one of the best wilderness spots with several large pools along the creek. This is anecological reserve, as are many hots springs, so camp outside the area. From Kimberly, east along Highway 95A follow logging roads fo about one and a half hours. Then prepare for a beautiful 9 km hike (3 hours) to get there.

 

Halfway River Hot Springs: Near Nakusp in the Kootenays, these natural hot spring pools are a 15 minute drive from Highway 23 on the east side of Upper Arrow Lake. Great views of the lake from pools.

 

Halcyon Hot Springs: About 30 minutes from Nakusp, or one and a half from Revelstoke, close to Highway 23. has several pools and also superb views of the Monashee Mtns across the lake.

 

Hot Springs Cove: On the west side of Vancouver Island in Clayoquot Sound. This majestic, ocean-front hot springs is accessible by kayak, boat or plane. 37 km North west from Tofino.

 

Lussier Hot Springs: in Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park where there is also camping (100 sites). The springs are undeveloped. East of Highway 93/95 in the Kootenays east of Canal Flats south of Fairmont. Partially developed with changing room/outhouse. Several rock pools.

 

Meager Creek Hot Springs: This is another gem with several large pools and camping above the Lillooet River. 75 km north west of Pemberton (north of Whistler). Take paved road to Gold Bridge Rd. then turn right onto logging roads. Other springs in area. Story.

 

Pitt River Hot Springs: North of Pitt Lake in the Lower Mainland. Accessible only by boat or plane, with a 22 km hike up a logging road to get there. This is an interesting adventure in BC histroy as well as having very natural pools with falls.

Pebble Creek Hot Springs: near Meager Creek, this is a good hike into, with less people than Meager.

 

Queen Charlotte Islands: Hotspring Island is one of the best. On an island in the Gwaii Haanas you can only get there by boat ot float plane (or expert kayakers). Over 12 springs with wonderful views of Juan Perez Sound. Haida territory. Vists band office first.

 

St. Leon Hot Springs: 35-40 minutes from Nakusp, off Highway 23, has camping nearby. This is one of several springs in the Upper Arrow Lake area. Pools are above creek on hills, and there is a history to the site.

 

Skookumchuck Hot Springs: Garibaldi Provincial Park, about 160 km north of Vancouver. Close to highway, and good for a quick soak in the tubs.

 

Sloquet Hot Springs: Garibaldi Provincial Park. Take the Lillooet Lake Rd. from Pemberton, then south to a number of hot springs. Sloquet can be hiked to, or with a 4 wheel drive vehicle.