Restorative and healing, Halcyon Hot Springs Resort has attracted visitors for several centuries. The lithium-rich waters were first discovered by the local First Nations people nestled beside the clear waters of Arrow Lake and the striking Monashee mountains.
Transforming from a primitive collection of pools to a luxurious resort, guests from all over the world can come and enjoy the healing waters. Halcyon Hot Springs Resort offers a comfortable and cozy visit to its sacred healing waters. Plus, Halfway River Hot Springs is located only twenty minutes drive west, offering another soaking experience.
For centuries, the First Nations people, predominately part of the Sinixt First Nation, relied on the healing benefits of the springs. In the late 1800s, they introduced Captain Robert Sanderson to the source of the spring. Enamored, Robert bought the land and turned it into a hotel.
Robert named the hot springs after a Greek myth about a woman who, consumed by grief for her deceased husband, attempted to drown herself. Instead of dying, she transformed into a bird, who was rumored to calm the ocean, for two weeks in the year, to protect her eggs. Her name was Halcyon. She exemplified peace, healing, and calmness. The resort was aptly named to title the peaceful patch of paradise nestled in and around the hot springs.
Throughout the last 150 years, the ownership changed many times and the hot springs became the focal point for everything from a gambling home to a Sanctorum. It was later turned into a place of relaxation and healing once more—one that honored the timeless restorative power of the hot spring.
Natural Hot Springs Pools
You can spend your time soaking up the minerals in the hot springs or exploring the various other pool options. The resort offers a warm jetted swim channel, pressured jets, and many places to relax.
With a combination of lithium, sodium, magnesium, strontium, and calcium, the springs are loaded with therapeutic healing properties that are claimed to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antidepressant properties—all of which benefit neurodevelopment and health.
Four pools are offered:
- hot pool (104F/40C),
- warm pool (99F/37C),
- seasonal mineral pool (86F/30C),
- and cold plunge pool (58F/14C).
It’s claimed that a dip in the Halcyon hot springs can help many different sicknesses, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, muscular disorders, kidney problems, stomach issues, and strokes.
The Spa at Halcyon
Halcyon Hot Spring Resort focuses on health, healing, and relaxation. Along with the restorative hot springs, the resort offers a wellness lounge, a day spa, daily activities, an immersive experience in nature, and yoga.
Deep tissue massages, therapeutic facials, and more are available. Halcyon Hot Springs Resort offers healing, relaxation, and peace. Come take a look for yourself.
Halcyon Hot Springs Resort offers several intimate lodging options tucked between the luscious woods and the stunning Arrow lake. These options range from luxurious chalets to cozy cabins and warm family cottages.
These spaces include plush beds, Smart TVs, and luxurious bathrooms. Many provide fully stocked kitchens with stainless steel appliances, dishes, and glasses.
For those who prefer to leave the cooking to someone else, guests are welcome to visit Kingfisher, an onsite restaurant that offers brunch, lunch, and dinner options. You will be able to enjoy your meal beside massive windows which overlook the lake and mountains.
One of the most unique lodging options that’s part of the Halcyon Hot Springs Resort are known as the Private Hot Springs. It offers 2 vacation rentals each equpped wiht infinity hot tub pools with amazing views.
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Nearby Arrow Lake Activities
If you’d prefer something colder than the geothermal springs, you can jump into the cool pool during the summer, play at the splash park, or dip into the inviting waters of Arrow Lake. Rentals for canoes, SUP paddle boards, kayaks, and other water equipment are available to use to explore the lake. Surrounded by wilderness, you will have a world of possibility at your fingertips.
Address: 5655 Highway 23 North, Nakusp BC, V0G 1R0, Canada