Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, known as “the land of the smoking waters,” boasts Canada’s largest natural mineral springs pools. It boasts on-site lodging, camping, and dining, in addition to its wonderful private geothermal waters.
Soaking in the hot springs is only open to overnight guests staying at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, as well as those who have purchased an annual membership. There is no public access available, but you can buy an annual membership good for 1 year from the date of purchase.
Private Natural Hot Springs Pools and Spa
More than 1.2 million gallons of fresh, odorless mineral water flows daily through their three pools, including a 102°F (39°C) soaking pool, 89°F (32°C) swimming pool, and 86°F (30°C) diving pool.
The mineral hot springs at Fairmont include deposits of calcium bicarbonate, calcium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, sodium chloride, sodium sulfate, silica, potassium chloride, and radium to help promote healthy skin, eliminate toxins, and alleviate arthritic symptoms.
Pool decks and changing rooms are cleaned multiple times daily.
The on-site Natural Springs Spa boasts a huge variety of services, including aesthetic and hot stone massages, volcanic scrubs, mud soaks, body wraps, facials, eye treatments, manicures, pedicures, acupuncture, and yoga. Couples packages are available.
Lodging and Camping
Guests at Fairmont Hot Springs have plenty of lodging options, including a hotel, motel-style lodge, cabins, cottages, family villas, an RV park, and the Spruce Grove Campground.
Situated in the main lodge, these rooms are next to all the best facilities, including the hot springs pool, gym, sauna, and spa. Some of them include a private balcony or patio, as well as SPA bathroom amenities in the king rooms. They sleep 2 to 6.
The Juniper Ridge Lodge is a separate motel-style abode, situated near the main lodge opposite the courtyard. All of these have a lovely walkout patio or balcony and some of them have kitchenettes and allow pets. They sleep 4 to 6.
Cabins & Cottages
A variety of spacious choices are available, for singles, couples, families, and groups. They sleep 4 to 6 depending on the model, and all have living areas and fully equipped kitchenettes/kitchens.
- Cottage with two bedrooms and patio
- Mountain view cabin
- Deluxe cabin with pullout sofa
These large family villas boast stunning alpine views overlooking the Mountainside Golf Course. They sleep 2 to 6 and are just a short walk to all of the resort’s facilities.
This is the top-rated RV park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. This large facility features 190 scenic campsites, with full hookups available, as well as deluxe pull-throughs. Note that all rigs must be certified RVs or motorhomes. No truck caps, vans, buses, or rooftop tents are allowed. Campsites include:
- Deluxe River View
- Premium Mountain View
- Superior Mountain View
Spruce Grove Campground
Just a short trip in the car from the resort’s facilities is this riverside campground. It has 143 campsites, which do allow tents, all nestled near the Columbia River. Special here is the access to a heated swimming pool.
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Being spoiled for choice continues at mealtime, too. Antler’s at the Lodge offers fine dining dishes and comfort foods in a relaxed setting. Steamer’s Café serves coffee, tea, treats, and to-go meals from the resort’s main lodge.
Mountainside, a bar & grill near the golf course of the same name, offers casual favorites and happy hour specials, as does Dapper’s Landing near the Riverside golf course.
Desperados is a family-friendly, casual restaurant located at the resort’s ski chalet, 4000 feet up the mountain. And finally, Bear Paw’s Bar & Grill has something for everyone on its casual dining menu, plus a full bar.
Golfing, Skiing, and Snowboarding
Skiers and snowboarders can choose from 14 runs in winter months, ranging in difficulty from green to black, with groomed and ungroomed slopes. Three lifts service the runs. The resort operates a snow school for children and adults and a fully stocked rental shop.
Golfers come to Fairmont Hot Springs Resort for two 18-hole courses (Mountainside and Riverside) and a 9-hole Par 3 course (Creekside). All offer breathtaking views and offer a learning center, available lessons from PGA of Canada professionals, junior programs, and more.
Conferences and Other Activities
In addition to swimming at nearby beaches in season, guests at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort can indulge in a huge range of things to do year-round. Some activities include hiking, wildlife and bird watching, mountain biking, and zip-line rides.
The on-site conference center has seven meeting rooms and can accommodate up to 250. The resort is popular for business meetings, sports team retreats, weddings, and group celebrations.
Address: 5225 Fairmont Resort Road, BC V0B 1L1, Canada
Season: Year-round (some activities are seasonal)
Hours: 9 am to 9 pm