Fairmont Hot Springs

fhs-main (433 of 612)The world’s largest outdoor mineral hot pool drew the first visitors to Fairmont Hot Springs more than 100 years ago, and they haven’t stopped since.

At the heart of the community is the 140-room Fairmont Hot Springs Lodge, offering a full range of services including fine dining and spa treatments. Since the lodge was founded in the early 1900s, other types of accommodation have sprung up in the low-lying valley just south of Lake Windermere. Now the focus has shifted towards timeshare accommodation, with thousands of visitors spending part of their year here. There is also a choice of rental homes, mountain bungalows, motels, condominiums, camping or recreational vehicle parks.

Several award-winning golf courses are just steps away, including two 18-hole courses and two Par-3 courses.

This all-season resort also offers a ski hill about four kilometres away. With two lifts and a number of intermediate runs, the hill is a popular destination for families.
For the adventurous, there is guided horseback riding, mountain biking, white water rafting, all-terrain vehicle touring, snowmobiling and fishing.

Everything the tourist needs is available here: service station, esthetics studio, coffee shop, boutiques, liquor store, grocery store, video rentals and a couple of pubs with live entertainment.

Wind up your day on the golf course or the ski hill with a relaxing soak in the hot pools.

Text provided courtesy of the Columbia Valley Pioneer. Photo courtesy Gerry George. Maps provided courtesy of and copyright the Columbia Valley Map Book.

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