The hot springs were first visited by the Ktunaxa First Nations peoples who experienced the waters as a welcome respite after a long day of hunting, fishing, and gathering roots and berries in what is now known as the Kootenay region. The Ktunaxa First Nations peoples embraced the nupika wu’u, or spirit water, for their healing and rejuvenating powers and Ainsworth Hot Springs has been welcoming guests since the 1930s.
Today the property is owned by Yaqan Nukiy, the Lower Kootenay Band of Creston, BC, returning the Ktunaxa peoples to this significant land so that they may share their appreciation with others.
Whether you experience Ainsworth Hot Springs in the pool or cave, you are sure to enjoy an experience like no other. The hot springs are nestled in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, overlooking the majestic Kootenay Lake.
Your stay at the resort includes complimentary access to the Hot Springs pools and cave. The hotel at Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort offers comfortable accommodation with an array of room options and amenities that are designed to help you experience this historic site in an unforgettable way. Please note, no pets and no smoking allowed in any of our rooms.
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