Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort

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3609 Highway 31 PO Box 1268, Ainsworth Hot Springs, Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia, VOG 1A0

Accessibility

This business has self-assessed as having the following accessible attributes. Please contact the business directly for further detail if required.

Mobility

Parking
  • Designated accessible parking near an accessible entrance that is specifically marked
  • Space specifically marked with a van-accessible sign, at minimum 4.7 metres wide, large enough to accommodate a vehicle with a side lift/ramp
Entrance
  • Entrance has no steps or if there are one or more steps, there is non-slip ramp with a maximum of 5% slope
  • One or more entry points are automated
  • Entry route has a door that is at minimum 815 mm wide
Restroom in Public Area
  • Can be reached without going up or down stairs, has a main entrance and/or stall that is a minimum 815 mm wide and has an outward swing door
Food Services
  • Accessible path of travel and accessible style tables/booths
Elevator
  • Multiple floors with an elevator that is large enough for a 180* turn with a mobility device (minimum 1.50-metre diameter)
Accessible Guest Rooms
  • Rooms for guests using mobility devices
  • Accessible route to accessible rooms
  • Entry door is a minimum 815 mm wide
  • Lever type handle on entrance door
  • Easy pull or push door (max 2.3g of force)
  • Lowered room controls (light switches, temperature controls)
  • Lowered bed height (550-600 mm)
  • Space between furniture is a minimum of 900 mm
  • Lowered hanging space in closet
Accessible Guest Room Bathroom
  • Lever style faucet controls
  • Door is a minimum 815 mm wide
  • Bath bench or chair with backrest
  • Shower chair with backrest (fixed or portable) within reach of controls
  • Grab bars at toilet
  • Lowered mirror at sink vanity
  • Handheld showerhead with lever controls
  • Roll-under sink minimum roll under height 684 mm
  • Insulated pipes under sink vanity
  • Raised toilet - 430-480 mm above floor with grab bars
  • No threshold roll-in shower
  • Bathtub with grab bars
  • Fixed grab bars in shower
Activities & Transportation
  • Information displays (if applicable) at a lower height
  • Accessible spaces have clear views of the main activity (i.e. stage, viewing area)

Vision

  • Braille/large print signage for all publicly accessible areas
  • Audible alarm and/or public service system
  • Multiple lighting options to improve visibility
  • Customer service staff have been trained, and prepared to verbally describe rooms, menus, business amenities and contracts/waivers in detail
  • Staff are available to accompany guest through venue as a guide, and to describe the sights
  • Elevators (if applicable) have verbal announcements at each floor, and braille on the buttons

Hearing

  • Accommodation has closed captioning on TVs/video boards
  • Staff are trained to use alternative communication tools such as Apps or text messaging

General

High Speed Internet Service
  • Business has high-speed internet service available for video application use
Service Dogs
  • Staff have been trained on guide and service dog policies
  • Business has a dog relief area on site
Additional Information

Emergency plan under review to include notification of person(s) with mobility, visual and/or hearing impairment.

The Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort is a four season destination featuring contemporary hotel guest rooms, patio views from the Yaqan Nukiy rooms, Ktunaxa Grill, Nasookin Room, and a well-stocked Retail/Gift Shop. This property offers a unique cave experience where soothing, hot mineral water surfaces from the earth creating a natural steam bath. Stalactites form in abundance inside the caves. The hot water flows into our main pool and is cooled to a comfortable body temperature, suitable for your whole family. Spring, Fall, Summer and Winter bring guests from around the world to enjoy the pleasures of the crisp, clean air and the calming mineral waters of the Ainsworth Hot Springs.