Posted by: cherylyoung | June 29, 2012

Surrounded by spectacular alpine peaks, crystal blue lakes, rivers and streams,wildlife and legend

 

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.

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.

 

Location

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.

Contact Information

Halcyon Hot Springs Resort
Box 37
Nakusp, BC
V0G 1R0

Nearby Regions & Towns

 

Nakusp

 

Kootenays

 

Burton

TO SEE AND READ MORE ABOUT HALCYON HOT SPRINGS

AND OTHER BRITISH COLUMBIA , CHECK OUT MY

FACEBOOK AND TWITTER PAGES

CHERYL HOLMES YOUNG, REALTOR,

SAANICH PENINSUAL REALTY

SIDNEY B.C www.cherylyoung.ca

www.facebook.com/cherylcyoung

www.twitter.com/CherylCYoung

 

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