Man sitting at the edge of a natural hot springs (Albert Normandin photo)
Kitimat has three natural hot springs within 100km/62mi of the town centre, which considering the vastness of Northern British Columbia, is practically next door.
However, not all are easy to get to: all of the hot springs are located on the ocean shores, and are accessible by boat or float plane only. Adventurers can, however, expect to soak in the naturally mineralized, soothing water, while taking in the wilderness views, and if lucky, watch eagles fly above and whales and seals play in the sea.
Seaside Hot Springs
The Weewanie hot springs are the closest to Kitimat, about 38km/23.6mi away from town, in Ursula Channel. The springs are located in a provincial park, in a semi-sheltered bay, and are surrounded by mountains. A short trail leads to the springs and a small rustic bathhouse.