Canada has so many amazing places to offer us, from flowing waterfalls, to national parks filled with nature, to sparkling freshwater lakes at every turn. There's nothing about Canada that's boring. One of the most amazing things this country has to offer is it's natural hot springs!
A hot spring is formed by the emerging of geothermally heated ground water, which rises up from the Earth's crust and is a rather rare occurrence around the world. Canada actually has over 30 of them. The fact that we have so many of these right here in Canada is outstanding.
Hot springs contain loads of minerals and can have many positive health benefits as well. So since you're here in Canada, surrounded by so many of these rare, relaxing hot springs why not get out there and try all of them right now?
1. Hot Springs Cove, British Columbia
Hot Springs Cove is one of Canada's most amazing natural hot springs. Located in Maquinna Provincial Park, it's totally free to visit! This experience begins with a 30 minute walk down a winding trail through the luscious forest of B.C. The temperature rests at around 109°F so you can soak comfortably all day long!
2. Miette Hot Springs, Alberta
Miette Hot Springs is a perfect activity for a lazy day in Jasper, Alberta. With breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains, it's an unforgettable experience. Unlike the Hot Springs Cove, Miette Hot Springs are not free. The cost is $6.05 for adults and $5.15 for children.
3. Lussier Hot Springs, British Colombia
Lussier Hot Springs is another amazing natural spring right in B.C. Located in Whitesman Lake Provincial Park, the entrance to these hot springs are free as well! Take a short hike off of Whiteswan Forestry Road and you're there. Spend a relaxing afternoon soaking in these unbelievable natural springs.
4. Takhini Hot Springs, Yukon Territory
If you've been looking for a reason to venture up to Northern Canada, well this is it. Takhini Hot Springs, located in Whitehorse, Yukon, is the best destination. The water naturally flows into the pools and is heated to a temperature from 36-42°C year-round. They are rich in minerals and is an extremely relaxing experience.
5. Harrison Hot Springs, British Colombia
Located right beside Harrison Lake, these are completely natural hot springs. B.C. is filled with natural hot springs and these are definitely ones you won't want to miss. Explore the lake as well, free to swim and hike in all nearby locations.
6. Banff Upper Hot Springs, British Colombia
Similar to the Miette Hot Springs, Banff Upper Hot Springs has views of the Rocky Mountains from the British Colombia side. With an entrance fee of $7.30 for adults and $6.30 for children, it's a cheap activity for a lazy day! Spend a while soaking and relaxing with an amazing view.
7. Spa Scandinave, Quebec
This is an amazing spa featuring relaxing hot springs right here in Quebec. In the famous Mont Tremblant area, Spa Scandinave is the perfect weekend getaway. This is the ultimate relaxing experience where you can soak in their outdoor baths all year-round. It costs $48.00 to utilize the baths and extra for any other amenities you might wish to indulge in such as their various massages.
8. Fairmont Hot Springs, British Colombia
These hot springs are very large and accommodating of all ages. Slightly more expensive than other hot springs featured in this article the cost of an entry for an adult is $12.00 and for children is $10.00. Enjoy a relaxing experience you will never forget at these British Colombia hot springs!
9. Temple Garden Mineral Spa, Saskatchewan
Featuring indoor as well as outdoor pools connect by a running water tunnel, this mineral spa has so much to offer it's visitors. With a temperature of around 45ºC year-round this is one relaxing experience you won't want to miss. The minerals contained in this water are sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chloride, bicarbonate, sulphate, boron, bromine, fluoride, silicon, and strontium as trace elements.
10. Spa Le Nordik, Quebec
Another amazing spa located right here in Quebec, Spa Le Nordik is perfect for a weekend getaway. Relax your muscles and mind with a soak in their numerous outdoor baths at all different temperatures to ensure you get the experience you deserve. You can also pay extra to enjoy a number of treatments such as their various massages.