The community of Fairmont Hot Springs is nestled in the Columbia River Valley, between the Canadian Rocky Mountains and the Purcell Mountain range, just outside Kootenay National Park.
With two championship golf courses, spa facilities and the largest natural mineral hot pools in Canada, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort attracts visitors from all over the world. Fairmont’s crystal clear, all natural, hot mineral springwater pools are a legendary attraction.
Renowned for their therapeutic qualities, Fairmont claims their pools to almost certainly be the cleanest in North America. At night the pools are drained, scrubbed, and refilled by morning with fresh, mineral-rich natural hot springs water, and over 1.5 million gallons of mineral-rich hot spring waters flow through the pools daily. In addition to the large, public hot pool complex, lodge guests enjoy a private hot, soaking pool within a short walk from guest rooms and the spa facilities.
For a more hot spring rustic experience without the admission fee charged at the resort, soak in one of three small tubs housed in separate rooms in the undeveloped Historical Baths, an old stone bath house on a knoll directly above the resort’s main parking lot. A little farther up the hill from the bathhouse, also known as “The Indian Baths”, a small two-person pool has been created where a spring emerges from the ground.
Guests often claim that all tension completely floats away the instant you step into the soothing heat of this natural wonder. Fairmont’s therapeutic hot springs mineral water can increase metabolism, accelerate healing, soothe muscles, improve blood circulation and detoxify the body’s lymphatic system. Soaking in the hot spring water allows minerals to pass through the skin and be absorbed and utilized by body cells. This can fight the effects and symptoms of fatigue, insomnia, edema, poor micro-circulation, repressed immune system, and even arthritis.
The recorded history of Fairmont Hot Springs dates to the early 1800s, when explorers discovered the ‘land of smoking waters’, and the curative powers of these warm mineral waters. The name Fairmont Hot Springs was given to the area by Mrs. John Galbraith, wife of a ferry operator at Galbraith’s Landing near Fort Steele.
The town of Fairmont Hot Springs is located on Highway 93/95 at the northern end of Columbia Lake in the Kootenay River Valley, between Canal Flats and Invermere, 81 miles (130 km) north of Cranbrook.
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
5225 Fairmont Resort Road
Fairmont Hot Springs, BC
Toll Free: 1-800-663-4979
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