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3609 Balfour-Kaslo-Galena Bay Hwy, Ainsworth Hot Springs, BC V0G 1A0

The hot springs were first visited by the Ktunaxa First Nations, who embraced the nupika wu’u or spirit waters for their healing and rejuvenating powers. Enjoy an indigenous inspired meal in the Ktunaxa Grill then retire in comfort to one of our 40 contemporary styled guest rooms. The hot springs are open daily for public enjoyment.

Complimentary hot springs access is included with your stay in the resort. Recent renovations include a lovely entrance in the pool lobby, a large accessible change/washroom and large retail shop. The hot springs pool and caves are also open daily for public enjoyment.
Our resort features three odourless pools: 150 foot horseshoe shaped cave, main hot springs and stream-fed cold plunge. Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort provides the perfect place to relax and enjoy the nupika wu’u, or warm mineral waters, much the same as it has for hundreds of years. Our Ktunaxa Grill will enhance your visit with a tantalizing culinary experience.

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Air B &B Experience Packages

Come stay over- night in our tipi or beautiful wall tent healing studio and wake up to a welcoming, fun and warm environment. Guests always speak of the tranquility and peace they feel while staying on our 7- acre Cultural Education and Wellness Facility.

Enjoy a continental breakfast in preparation for a full day of cultural activities, healing and learning, or perhaps you’ll go for our ethnobotanical packages:

 

  • Indigenous Cultural Package

 

 What you’ll do:

meet and work with a Traditional Indigenous Knowledge Keeper

-learn how to build a primitive shelter with natural materials

-learn how to predict the weather using science as well as spiritual techniques

-learn

how to build a fire, using materials from nature

-learn techniques in how to cook a delicious meal over an open fire; creating up to 4 different temperature ranges on your fire!

-learn and practice traditional Indigenous drumming techniques

-listen to Indigenous Ghost stories around the campfire

What you’ll learn:

-perspectives on traditional Indigenous Worldviews and Ancient Ways of Knowing

-the Sacred Interrelated Laws of Mother Earth and how they pertain to Indigenous cultures and our Settler friends

-to be able to describe and identify animals and their habits indigenous to the Kootenay region

Positive and responsible social impact accomplished by staying with us!

*Twenty percent of the proceeds from your stay go toward sustaining our Traditional Cultural Outdoor Education and Wellness Centre

 

  • Ethnobotanical Package

Come and learn about the ancient botanical knowledge and sustainable botanical practices of the Indigenous peoples of Canada.

What you’ll do:

-go on a nature walk and explore the botany of the region and the historical uses employed by Indigenous peoples

-collect food and medicinal plants and learn how to make herbal teas, tinctures, lotions, salves etc.

-experience a body care session with our professional health practitioner using ancient Indigenous Healing Techniques

-ancient herbal cleansing bath and river ceremony-feel good mind, body, spirit and emotions!

-enjoy traditional Indigenous healing songs around the campfire and learn how to drum

What you’ll learn:

-describe the traditional Indigenous Worldview and Ancient Ways of Knowing

-describe the Sacred Interrelated Laws of Mother Earth

-how to listen to plants to obtain specific knowledge about their use, how to prepare them, their medicinal properties etc.

-measure your intuitively acquired plant knowledge with herbal reference books and your teacher

-traditional hand drumming techniques

-ancient cleansing ceremonies

Positive and responsible social impact accomplished by staying with us!

*Twenty percent of the proceeds from your stay go toward sustaining our Traditional Cultural Outdoor Education and Wellness Centre

 

 

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