Halcyon Hot Springs Resort is located on the shores of beautiful Arrow Lakes in the West Kootenays. Halcyon’s beneficial hot mineral waters have a unique combination of sodium, lithium, magnesium, calcium, and strontium, which can provide relief from arthritis, osteoporosis, and gout.
Surrounded by spectacular alpine peaks, crystal blue lakes, rivers and streams, an abundance of wildlife and a magical legend, Halcyon Hot Springs is a place of recreation and wellness.
Halcyon offers 4 pools of differing temperatures: a Hot Pool (40°C/104°F), a Warm Pool (38°C/100°F), a Large Mineral Pool (30°C/87°F), and a Cold Plunger (13°C/55°F).
First utilized by Native peoples, who camped near the flow and dug earthen pools to soak in while others hunted, fished, and gathered from the forest. Battles were fought over the soothing springs, and after one hostile encounter between the Kootenay and Colville tribes, chiefs negotiated a peace agreement. To endorse the pact, warriors fired arrows into rock crevices by the lake. These arrows remained visible to the white men who followed, and gave rise to the name Arrow Lakes.
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It was a native who showed the springs to Captain Robert Sanderson, a university educated mechanical engineer who moved to the area in 1885. Sanderson saw the value of the hot mineral water and in 1890 bought the land from the Crown and constructed a small building and wooden plunges to soak in. He chose the name Halcyon, meaning calm and serene.
Halcyon Hot Springs also offers a children’s water spray park, 1 and 2 bedroom deluxe chalets, cottages and cabins, campsites, and a fully serviced RV Park. There are extensive walking and hiking trails, a boat launch, as well as horseback riding, fishing, lake swimming, and ATV tours and rentals. In the winter, you can enjoy superb snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing, and alpine and heli-skiing are located nearby.
Those deserving of being pampered can indulge in a massage or spa treatment. Halcyon is also the perfect location for a wedding or corporate retreat. Their century-old mountainside chapel with its quaint and beautifully restored interior is ideally suited for intimate weddings or other ceremonies.
The Halcyon Hot Springs Resort is located in the West Kootenays, along the shores of the Upper Arrow Lake on highway #23, 43 miles (68 km) south of Revelstoke and 20 miles (32 km) north of Nakusp.
Halcyon Hot Springs Resort
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