The hot springs were first visited by the Ktunaxa First Nations peoples who experienced the waters as a welcome respite after a long day or hunting, fishing, and gathering roots and berries in what is now known as the Kootenay region. Today the property is owned by Yaqan Nukiy, the Lower Kootenay Band of Creston, BC, returning the Ktunaxa peoples to this significant land so that they may share their appreciation with others.
Your stay at the resort includes complimentary access to the Hot Springs pools and cave. Renovated in 2012, the hotel at Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort offers comfortable accommodation with an array of room options and amenities that are designed to help you experience this historic site in an unforgettable way.
Whether you experience Ainsworth Hot Springs in the pool or cave, you are sure to enjoy an experience like no other. The hot springs are nestled in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, overlooking the majestic Kootenay Lake. Public entry is daily from 10am - 9pm. For more information and rates see Our Water page.
Once you’ve experienced the wonder of Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort, you will wonder why you didn’t visit sooner. A magical retreat awaits you in the heart of the Kootenay Mountain region, all you have to do is get here.