The Nakusp and Arrow Lakes region is known as the Valley of Hot Springs. Since their discovery, some of these natural hot springs have been developed commercially, while others remain undeveloped, offering an entirely different experience.
Nakusp Hot Springs
The Nakusp Hot Springs are owned and operated by the Village of Nakusp, and located off Highway 23, 14km north east of Nakusp on Hot Springs Road. The circular-shaped hot springs pool is housed in an amphitheatre-like structure nestled in the mountains above Kuskanax Creek, and is divided into two sections: the large part is filled with warm water, and the smaller part contains hotter water.
Halcyon Hot Springs
The natural hot springs found at Halcyon have made this spot overlooking Upper Arrow Lake a popular destination. Halcon Hot Springs, Village & Spa features a large warm pool, hot pool, and cold plunge and offers spectacular views of Mt. Odin and Mt. Thor mountains across the lake.
Above photos: Don Weixl
Halfway Hot Springs
The rustic, non-commercialized Halfway Hot Springs is located on the banks of the Halfway River, approximately 25km north of Nakusp off Highway 23. A well-worn trail takes you from Halfway Road down to the river, where visitors will find a wooden tub with benches, and a cove where the water has been dammed up by piling rocks. If the water is too cold, add some more rocks. If too hot, remove rocks to let the river water in. Be aware that poson ivy grows in the area, particularly in the meadow beside the wooden tub.