August 06, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Nelson, Hot Springs
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For all you hot springs lovers out there Ainsworth Hotsprings, located north of Nelson, is one not to miss.
What makes Ainsworth Hotsprings unique is not only the beautiful scenery, with its setting on the side of the Purcell Mountains looking over a Kootenay Lake, but the 150 foot horseshoe cave that branches out of the outdoor pool. It is a really a cool experience to swim through the warm water through a cave. Mineral water comes down from the roof of the cave and forms the 3 foot deep pool in the caves. This process also forms stalacites all over the roof of the cave.
It was one of my favourite hotspring experience and I highly recommend making the stop when travelling through the Kootney Rockies of British Columbia.