Real Natural Hot Spring

During my trip to the Canadian Rockies I was desperate to find a natural hot spring to soak in. There are tons of resorts that have man made hot springs but to be honest, these just seem like glorified swimming pools to me. The exciting part is soaking in warm water that is nature, not a cement square accompanied by lifeguards and diving boards. These pools are often typically over crowded and that for me kills the whole peaceful vibe. This same issue makes finding any information on natural hot springs nearly impossible. Any source you’ll find is pretty vague when describing the location. These hot springs are like little treasures that some are lucky enough to stumble upon so I can’t blame them for not wanting to keep their secret place just that, secret. Today I am going to give you all a little treat and tell you exactly how to get to the hot spring I went to. Disclaimer, this hot spring is directly next to a resort so it’s pretty easy to find and it also was unfortunately ruined a bit in the reconstruction of a mudslide. These facts makes this location feel a little less secretive so I don’t feel too bad sharing it.

Starting out at the Fairmont Hot Spring Resort in BC Canada, you are going to follow the path to the left of the parking lot that runs around the side and to the back of the resort. Once you’ve reached the back you’ll see the man made hot spring directly in front of you. Ignore that. Walk towards it but turn left between the swim shop and cafe where you’ll see a bridge. Go over it.

Once you’ve crossed the bridge you’ll follow a path to the right that leads underneath the bridge. There’s a gravel pathway under here that you will follow to the left, down the hill until you reach the hot spring on your right. Now I know I mentioned it’s slightly ruined from reconstruction but don’t get it mixed up with the first fall off from the swimming pool above. Continue down the path a little longer and you’ll see the actual hot spring sitting pool. Although this is also created from pool run off, it is indeed completely natural hot spring water. Be careful crossing the river. There are a few branches you can use to stay steady while using the rocks to cross.

You don’t have to worry too much about the water being too hot since it is run off from the resort pool and that is monitored, but always check before jumping into a hot spring. Enjoy!

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9 Comments

  1. Tracy Grant
    October 20, 2017 / 10:01 am

    Loving your blog post Cam! If you had your choice what would your next country or part of the world he would like to visit next?

  2. Mark McAvoy
    October 20, 2017 / 11:31 am

    Love this Cammie x

  3. October 20, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    Omg this place is sooo beautiful! After watching your video I defffff have to plan a trip here now!! I commented on the video but I guess I’ll ask on here too. I am going to LA end of October for a music festival. If I have time and if you have time would you be willing to meet me for coffee or something! My girlfriend will be with me but it would seriouslymake my life to meet you and get to talk for a little. You are just such an inspiration ! Let me know what you think?! Promise I’m not a creep lol

  4. Cat Webb
    October 20, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Loved the Vlog Cammie, sm of your trip was great too. Never been to this part of Canada but now its on our list to travel sometime to. Been to Toronto love it there.The road looks really narrow and near the edge on some vlogs I’ve seen ppl driving to Fairmont springs, is that really the case? We went to Iceland few years ago, OMG look it up via travel vlogs on YouTube. You & Kara really need to check it out. My wife & I did the hot springs there and hikes like you two did in Rockies.

  5. Laura
    October 21, 2017 / 6:29 am

    For some of your travel posts could you add a round up of places you stayed/ate/visited? It would be cool to hear some of your reviews/suggestions and helpful for those interested in planning a similar trip after seeing your vlogs. Just an idea!
    This trip is something I’m hoping to do soon and hearing some of your reviews would be helpful for planning. Thanks x

  6. Jacy
    October 21, 2017 / 11:16 am

    I love your blog Cammie! And I have been to those natural hot springs before, but years ago! I’m glad to see they are still useable 🙂 I hope you enjoyed yourself a great deal in Canada minus some snow haha. I can’t wait to see other adventures you post! I’ve always wanted to travel but it’s a little daunting for me! For now your blogs keep me inspired 🙂 Thanks and have a good one!

  7. nikita
    October 22, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    i love blogs

  8. October 24, 2017 / 9:22 am

    Love this post! I recently tried to find natural hot springs recently but could only find man-made ones. It was so disappointing. We will have to find this one when we go to the Rocky Mountains

  9. Tutsy
    November 21, 2017 / 11:15 am

    Post something, its been so long now. 🙂

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