Nestled between Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Park in British Columbia, the Canyon Hot Springs Resort offers a welcome respite from a long day. Located off Trans Highway 1 near the town of Revelstoke in Albert Canyon, there are two pools filled with mineral water that is piped 2 miles to the property.
Originally, a pusher station, the canyon, mountains, and pass in the area were quickly explored by the local Mayor and his nephew, Albert. In 1916, CPR railway workers were amongst the first to discover the waters in the gorge in the canyon. Today, this area is a ghost town that can be explored a short distance away from Canyon Hot Springs.
Natural Hot Springs Pools
When the springs were first discovered, railway workers were the first to take advantage of the waters. They made their own “hot tub” by digging a pit and lining it with nearby timber. The hot tub was used for years by the workers, and travelers passing through the area, giving them the chance to relax, gaze at the scenery, and enjoy the journey.
Nowadays, people are still visiting for the same reasons. Canyon Hot Springs are a great place for families to spend long weekends and holidays.
Featuring a soaking mineral pool with waters of 104°F and a swimming pool with waters of 86°F, guests can purchase towels and rent lockers for their belongings. Just make sure you bring a lock unless you wish to buy one while there.
After you have finished your session, visitors can stop by the cafe for snacks and a drink, and don’t forget a souvenir at the trading post.
The beauty and serenity of the pools are just some of the amazing features this region has to offer visitors. Glacier National Park and Mount Revelstoke have some of the most beautiful scenery in Canada, and visitors can hike on miles of various trails, even a glacier! Other activities include Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk, Giant Cedar Boardwalk, fishing, biking, and rock climbing.
Camping and Lodging
The springs offer over 200 campsites and RV hookups, including cabin and chalet rentals. Campsites are pet friendly, just make sure you make a reservation in advance. If camping isn’t a suitable option, stay in one of the cabins, suites, or chalets, which have laundry facilities, parking, and a cafe.
Nature lovers and travelers come from all over to enjoy this region of the world. Whether you want to soak in hot mineral waters or hike a glacier, Canyon Hot Springs is bound to be a great adventure.
Address: 7050 Trans Canada Highway 1, V0E 250, Canada
Season: mid-June – mid-September (mineral pools)
- Reservations will open on March 1st, 2023
- Campground will be open from May 17th to Sept 16th
- Mineral Pools will be open from June 15th to Sept 10th