British Columbia is full of natural wonders. From the coastal shorelines to the peaks of the Rocky Mountains, this diverse land offers sea, lake and mountain views aplenty, unforgettable wildlife encounters, outdoors activities for both thrill- and chill-seekers, and plenty of opportunity for relaxation. No matter where you go in British Columbia though, one common thread runs through the province: incredible golf experiences.
One of the more unique of these golf experiences can be found in the Kootenay Rockies’ Columbia Valley. Resting on the western slope of the Canadian Rockies, at the headwaters of the mighty Columbia River, mother earth created fissures in the landscape that permits the geothermally heated waters within to reach the surface and provide hot springs to enjoy. These hot springs, in turn, provide the perfect post-golf muscle-soothing soak.
For golfers who like the sound of pairing swings with springs, the golf courses along the Columbia Valley are the perfect destination for a weekend, or week-long, vacation. With two 36 hole golf resorts, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort offers both golf swings and hot springs for an incredibly relaxing getaway.
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
A river runs through it at the Fairmont Riverside golf course. Part of the 36 hole complex at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, the Riverside course is not far from the rushing waters of the Columbia River and less than a wedge away from the namesake hot springs. The Doug Carrick designed Mountainside course is identified as one of the must-play Kootenay Rockies golf courses.
When you’re done your day on the golf course, enjoy an all-encompassing experience complete with exceptional service, all the benefits of our legendary natural hot springs pools, and a year-round Rocky Mountain resort.
Crystal clear and all-natural, the mineral hot springs at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is Canada’s largest natural hot springs. Soak in the soothing, mineral-rich waters and enjoy the panoramic mountain views. with pools ranging from an average of 39°C (102°F) to 32°C (89°F) and 30°C (86°F).
Find Hotsprings Off The Beaten Path
A short drive South from Fairmont Hot Springs will lead you to one of the most beautiful wilderness hot springs accessible by vehicle – the Lussier Hot Springs. Four pools of varying temperature cascade down the slope and into the mountain-fed Lussier River.
If you’re travelling between golf courses in the Kootenay Rockies, check out other hot springs nearby including Radium Hot Springs, Halcyon and Ainsworth, among others. To learn more about the hot springs found throughout the province, visit Hellobc.com.
Golfing in the Kootenay Rockies: For more on golf in the region, browse Kootenay Rockies golf courses.
Playing in the Kootenay Rockies: For more on other fun activities in the region, visit KootenayRockies.com.