Ainsworth Hot Springs
Highway 3A is part of the official ‘Hot Springs Route’. Just a short free ferry ride to Balfour BC on the West Shore of Kootenay Lake and then only 20 min north.
The hot springs were first visited by the Ktunaxa First Nations peoples who experienced the waters as a welcome respite after a long day of hunting, fishing, and gathering roots and berries in what is now known as the Kootenay region. Today the property is owned by Yaqan Nukiy, the Lower Kootenay Band of Creston, BC, returning the Ktunaxa peoples to this significant land so that they may share their appreciation with others.