Posted by: cherylyoung | June 27, 2012

LIFE’S GOOD AND IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE THAT YOU NEED TO DIP INTO THE HOT SPRINGS AT NAKSUP BC.

 

Nakusp Hot Springs, located just outside the

community of Nakusp, is a wonderful place to

relax, kick back, and enjoy the soothing mineral

waters of the naturally heated mineral springs.

Although the Nakusp Hot Springs might lack

some of the drama of the horseshoe-shaped tunnel

at Ainsworth Hot Springs, they nonetheless provide

an equally vivid hot-spring experience.

The setting here is a narrow canyon through which

the Kuskanax River runs.

 

Surrounded by dense forest, the circular municipal

outdoor pool is divided in two.

 

The larger portion is deep enough for swimming,

and its temperature is maintained at a comfortable

37 Deg C.

A small section is kept much hotter, at 41 Deg C.

 

You’ll find that a difference of even a degree of two

in water temperature affects the amount of time

your body can tolerate the heat.

 

Sit in the hottest section for a while, then find a

patch of snow in which to make a snow angel.

 

There’s no cold plunge pool here, just the air, which

 is equally effective in winter.

The hot water at Nakusp Hot Springs comes out of

the earth about 1.5 km from the hot springs

building, and is piped down through a 4-inch

 insulated pipe, which you can see as you take a stroll

up there.

 

The temperature at the source is 54.4 Deg C /

130 Deg F and certainly too hot for a dip.

 

The water is filtered before it enters the pools, and

turns over 3 times in the large (less hot) pool, and

8 times in the smaller (hot) Pool.

Open year round, Nakusp Hot Springs offers

something for everyone: hiking, cross-country

skiing or snow shoeing in the old growth forest

surrounding the hot springs.

 

The Nakusp Hot Springs is also a favourite spot for

 camping, offering campsites with electrical

hookups along the Kuskanax Creek.

There can be no better time to enjoy a massage than

 after spending the day relaxing in the hot spring

pools.

 

Overnight accommodation is offered in A-frame

Cedar chalets.

 

Location

The community of Nakusp is located on the eastern

shore of Upper Arrow Lake in the West Kootenays,

at the junction of Highway 6 and Highway 23,

29 miles (46 km) northwest of New Denver and

approximately 60 miles (96 km) south of Revelstoke.

Contact Information
Nakusp Hot Springs
Box 280
91 – 1st Street NW
Nakusp, BC
VOG 1RO
Phone: (250) 265-4528

Nearby Regions & Towns

Nakusp

Kootenays

Burton

CHERYL HOLMES YOUNG, REALTOR, VICTORIA BC

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