If you’re in need of some relaxation and rejuvenation, there’s no trip better than to one of BC’s many hot springs. And if you’re looking to check out some charming small-town attractions in the process, you can do no better than these picturesque spots in BC, which are also home to some stunning natural hot springs.

Nakusp & Halcyon Hot Springs

Situated in the Selkirk Mountains, the town of Nakusp is truly a hidden gem, complete with stunning lakes, forests, and mineral-rich hot springs to explore. What’s more, the hot springs are known as the ‘cleanest and the clearest’ in the province, according to the Village of Nakusp, so you know you’re getting the ultimate experience.

Visitors can unwind at a number of private hot springs or check out several public pools and spas, as well as spend the day at the nearby Arrow Lakes.

And if you want to extend your trip, there’s also the Halcyon Hot Springs at the Upper Arrow Lakes, which are home to some of the most restorative hot spring waters in North America.

Where: Nakusp, BC

Radium Hot Springs 


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Now we come to Radium Hot Springs – a mountain village located on the border of Kootenay National Park. With a plethora of hiking trails, outdoor activities, and tasty food to take advantage of, you might as well make a day (or two) of it, and start with its famous naturally heated hot springs, which are open year-round.

Where: Radium Hot Springs, BC

Ainsworth Hot Springs

Known for its healing mineral waters, the village of Ainsworth has hot springs that are open to the public year-round. Oh, and there’s a natural 150-foot horseshoe cave you can explore before or after a dip in the pools.

Renovated in 2012 and expanded in 2019, the Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort includes a large lounging pool and a stream-fed cold plunge, according to Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism. As well, the resort now includes a restaurant and the Spirit Water Spa.

Where: Ainsworth, BC

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Harrison Hot Springs 

Situated in the picturesque Harrison River Valley surrounded by ancient forests and emerald lakes, the town of Harrison Hot Springs has something to offer everyone. Whether you’re into thrilling outdoor sports like skiing or axe-throwing or prefer to unwind at their world-famous mineral hot springs.

Where: Harrison River Valley, BC

Ahousat Hot Springs & Hot Springs Cove

In addition to whale and bear watching, beachcombing, surfing, and hiking through ancient forest, visitors of Tofino can take a dip into Hot Springs Cove at Maquinna Provincial Park, or opt for the warm springs at Gibson Marine Park, which are contained in an open concrete tank on the shores of the Matilda Inlet.

Where: Tofino, BC

Fairmont Hot Springs 

Last but not least, we come to Fairmont Hot Springs – an unincorporated resort town located between Canal Flats and Windermere in southeast BC. Here, guests can enjoy exceptional service, legendary natural hot spring pools, and all the trappings of a year-round Rocky Mountain resort.

Where: Fairmont Hot Springs, BC

And that’s a wrap on some charming small towns to visit with natural hot springs. If you’re looking for even more options, there’s always Lussier Hot Springs, Sloquet Hot Springs near Pemberton, or Liard River Hot Springs Park.