Enjoy your own private accommodations in Ainsworth Hot Springs, B.C.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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What is your address? Our address is 3620 Highway 31, Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia, V0G 1A0

What are Ainsworth Hot Springs public rates and hours of operation? 10am until 9:30pm, 365 days/year
Single Entry
Adult - $11.00
Senior - $10.00
Student - $10.00
Child (3 to 12 yrs) - $9.00

Or enjoy unlimited entry to the Springs with a day pass.

Day Pass
Adult - $16.00
Seniors - $15.00
Student - $15.00
Child (3 to 12 yrs) - $12.00

Is there a full kitchen? Yes, the kitchen has a full size fridge and stove, microwave, along with all the pots, pans, plates, glasses and cutlery you need to prepare and serve your own meals. There is also salt & pepper, cooking oil, coffee, coffee whitener and sugar available.

Is there a BBQ available? Yes, there is a BBQ available for your use out on the balcony.

Is there firewood available for the wood stove? Yes, it needs to be requested and added to your reservation - $10 will get you enough firewood to last for one night.

Is the beach nearby? Yes, we are right on the lake. The beach is directly access via stairs from the condo.

Can you swim in the lake? Yes, during certain months of the year the lake is warm enough to swim in; usually June, July, August and sometimes September.

Does being located right on the highway mean there is noise from traffic? There is no noise from traffic - the traffic in the west Kootenays is very light, even in the summer months. As well, due to how the condos were designed they are both very quiet.

Are there towels and bedding provided? Yes, both towels and bedding are provided.

Are there toiletries provided? There are no toiletries provided. The condo is supplied with hand soap and dish soap.

Is the water safe to drink? There is a tap that delivers quality filtered drinking water located at the kitchen sink of each condo. The Kootenays have some of the best water in the world, and the water in Ainsworth is unchlorinated.

Are there any restaurants in Ainsworth? There is a restaurant located on the top floor of the Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort, located across the street from the condos. Other restaurants can be found in Balfour (15 minute drive south), Kaslo (20 minute drive north) or Nelson (40 minute drive south). On the weekends and all spring and summer there is a Fish N’ Chips restaurant (JB’s) open in Woodbury; just a 3 minute drive north of Ainsworth.

Restaurants we recommend;


  • The Old World Bakery


  • The Blue Belle Café
  • The Treehouse Restaurant
  • The Rosewood Café
  • Sunnyside Naturals (small, friendly, organic food)


  • The Preserved Seed
  • The Kootenay Bakery
  • Baba’s Indian Cusine
  • Jaganatha’s Vegetarian Restaurant
  • The All Season’s Café (Upscale Dining)
  • Oso Negro (The best coffee!)

Other than the hot springs, what is there to do? There is lots of hiking and mountain biking through the mountains, swimming, boating, water skiing, and fishing in the lake or just hanging out on the beach and enjoying the amazing mountain view. In the winter, guests can enjoy cross-country skiing or downhill skiing and snowboarding at the near by Whitewater Resort. In Kaslo there are many shops, a library, a museum and the Moyie to tour for guests to get a sense of the rich history of the Kootenays. Nelson has many shops and restaurants, and an excellent organic grocery store, along with parks and playgrounds for children as well as a nightclub, a theatre, a museum and art gallery. There are places close by where you can rent kayaks, sail boats, and bicycles.

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Reservation Policy: A Visa, Mastercard or American Express is required to hold your reservation.

No Smoking Policy: Please do not smoke inside the condos. You are welcome to smoke outside on the decks. A fee of $200 will be charged if you smoke inside.

Cleaning Policy: We kindly request that you clean your dishes and the BBQ if you use it, and that you leave the sofa bed in the upright position, otherwise there will be a $25 fee.

Check in 2:00 PM / Check Out 11:00 AM

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel more than 14 days before your arrival date you will receive a full refund of your deposit. If you cancel your reservation within less than 14 days before your arrival date, you will forfeit your deposit.

Activities, festivals & attractions:
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Experience the breathtaking views of Kootenay Lake and the majestic Purcell Mountains in your own private accommodations.

Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia, is a quaint little village surrounded by luxurious forests, located on the scenic shores of the Kootenay Lake. It is a short distance from the bustling shops and numerous restaurants of Kaslo (20 min. North) and Nelson, B.C. (45 min. South).

  • Ainsworth Hot Springs features three odourless pools, a 150-foot unique horseshoe-shaped cave, a main lounging pool and a stream-fed cold plunge. The hot springs are heated naturally and vary in temperature between 40-42°C (104-114°F) in the cave, 35-38°C (96-101°F) in the pool.
  • The Kootenay region hosts a variety of golf courses for player of all levels, such as, Nelson B.C. Granite Point golf club, Balfour & Kaslo golf course.
  • Although famed for its scenery, Kootenay Lake also boasts the world's largest rainbow trout, the Gerrard, which grows up to 30 pounds, and the Kokanee, a landlocked salmon. Kootenay Lake rarely freezes, allowing great fishing year-round.
  • Enjoy the longest free Ferry Ride in the world, a 40-minute scenic crossing of Kootenay Lake, from nearby Balfour to Kootenay Bay. Click for Inland Ferry Schedules.
  • The Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park is a favorite among travelers who want to get out and enjoy some outdoor recreation. Hiking in the old growth forests, picnicking in the park, splashing on the sandy beaches, or bike riding among the trails are some of the many adventures you can enjoy here.
  • In winter, blast out at some of Nelson, B.C.'s legendary 'bottomless powder'. Check out, Whitewater Ski Resort, a popular spot for snowboarders and cross-country skiers a short drive from Nelson.
  • Kaslo Jazz Fest is a popular festival with musicians from around the world, artisans, vendors, and delicious cuisines. Kaslo B.C. is a charming town with picture perfect views full of country cottages and rustic cabins.

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