Those looking to be enveloped by toasty hot spring waters while enjoying a picturesque woodland landscape should venture to British Columbia’s Lussier Hot Springs. These gorgeous Canadian hot springs are naturally rock-walled with a gravel bottom for a truly natural experience.
They are located about an hour’s drive north of the city of Cranbrook, within East Kootenay, a regional district of BC.
Natural Hot Springs Pools
Nestled in the Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park of Kootenay Mountain lies a cluster of hot springs you won’t want to miss. Heavily popular and undeveloped, there are four hot pools naturally constructed of stones, boulders, gravel, and rock. Each pool has its own temperature, with some clocking in at 118°F, while others are around 94° F.
The hot spring pools are connected to an adjacent river, and during warmer months, guests have a fun time splishing and splashing in between the two contrasting temps. These hot spring pools are surrounded by the delightfully green forestry of Kootenay Mountain, allowing travelers to transport themselves into a complete state of tranquility.
The pools are an excellent spot for families to get away from the buzz of the city and connect with nature. However, no pets are allowed, and clothing is required. Alcohol and littering on the premise is a big no-no. Rangers check the area regularly, so following the set rules and regulations is imperative.
While there is no camping allowed on-site, the Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park Alces Lake Campground is only five minutes drive. Campsites are open from May to September.
Take the Trans-Canada Hwy/AB-1 W and BC-93 until Whiteswan Lake Forest Service Road. Continue down this road for approximately 17km. Note: this is a dirt road, but it is well-maintained due to regular logging. There is also a short five-minute walk down a dirt road to reach the Lussier Hot Springs.
It’s somewhat steep but isn’t too big of an issue unless ice or snow is present
Address: Cranbrook, BC V1C 7E2, Canada