5 Reasons Fairmont Hot Springs is the Ultimate Family Vacation

June 12, 2017
Zip lining and swimming are just some of the fun family activities at Fairmont Hot Springs. Photo credit: Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

Zip lining and swimming are just some of the fun family activities at Fairmont Hot Springs. Photo credit: Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

A fully-serviced resort, which features accommodation to suit every taste, as well as a choice of restaurants and shops, Fairmont Hot Springs offers families the opportunity to rest and relax, explore spectacular surroundings in the BC Rockies, and stimulate their senses with some adventurous activities and experiences, including the latest addition to the resort, zip lining!

Looking for the ultimate family vacation this summer? Check out these 5 things that will make your stay at Fairmont Hot Springs memorable:


1. Fly along the Ziplines

The newest attraction at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, Mineral Mountain Ziplines is open May to October. The journey will take guests of all ages through the forest canopy to see spectacular views of the Columbia Valley, including the natural hoodoos, while zipping along six different tours. You’ll traverse more than 1.3 kilometres of terrain with your feet barely touching the ground. It’s one of the latest BC attractions you’ll not want to miss!


2. A relaxing swim

Now that your heart is pumping and your senses are tingled, there’s no better way to wind down than visiting one of the largest natural mineral hot springs in Canada. Fairmont Hot Springs boasts odourless, natural mineral pools that do not contain sulphur, and some of the most spectacular scenery British Columbia has to offer. Families can find the right pool for their needs, whether they want to dive, splash, swim, or just plain relax.

Fairmont Hot Springs pools are kept at an average temperature of:

  • 39°C (102°F) soaking pool
  • 32 (89°F) swimming pool
  • 30°C (86°) dive pool


3. Stay for longer

You’ll definitely need more than one day to enjoy all that Fairmont Hot Springs has to offer, so why not stay a while? The resort offers several room types in its main lodge to suit families of all sizes as well as full-service cabins and cottages. Guests staying at the lodge, cabins, or cottages can enjoy unlimited access to both hot springs and exclusive amenities, such as the Nordic-style hot and cold plunge pools.

Fairmont also features an RV Resort with 235 sites surrounded by gorgeous scenery and the Spruce Grove Campground, which has 172 tenting and trailer sites nestled along the banks of the Columbia River.


4. Eat and repeat

All this fun is sure to cause insatiable hunger pains. Luckily for families, Fairmont Hot Springs offers a number of choices for places to eat, from sit-down casual dining (like Antlers at the lodge) and grab-and-go options (such as Steamer's Cafe) right at the hot springs that should please even the pickiest of eaters.


5. Even more activities!

From hiking to mountain biking, to experiencing one of the newest zip lines in BC, there’s so much going on at Fairmont Hot Springs that it doesn’t hurt to get some help from the resort’s Activities and Experience Centre. Their activity experts can help you arrange day camps for the little ones, Columbia River kayak tours and rentals, horseback riding, and much more.


Don’t let a little rain stop your family from having fun at Fairmont Hot Springs: Read our blog on Fun and Safe Things to Do in BC in Bad Weather.


Prepare for the ride of a lifetime at the newest attraction at Fairmont Hot Springs. Mineral Mountain Ziplines, one of the first and only East Kootenay zip lines, is open from May to October. Stay tuned to our website at zipmineral.com for the latest information.