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Old 02-07-2014, 10:34 PM   #11
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Fairmount Hot Springs also has a very convenient rv park . Lussier has no camping , there are several natural completely undeveloped smallish pools between the rocks ( no facilities for changing/showering ), one would not want to take a trailer up there.
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:01 PM   #12
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.There is a forestry campground just past lussier hot springs on the same gravel road. Also lots of images if you google it. I live 45 minutes from there in Kimberley B.C. and have soaked many times in the pools. Summer and ski season get quite busy, but the shoulder seasons aren't too bad. I've never used the campgrounds but I believe gravel sites with pit toilets is about all that's there. If you google whiteswan lake provincial park you will get info on camping and the hot springs.
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:27 AM   #13
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If you end up near Nakusp , Summit lake provincial park is a nice spot. No reservations, nice swimming beach and good for kayaking. No hook ups but flush toilets.
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:49 AM   #14
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Hi Ruthe,

FWIW... Banff & Miette are sulphur pools (a.k.a. Stinky) smell like a rotten egg when one comes out...

Radium, on the other hand is not... priceless...

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Old 02-08-2014, 09:45 AM   #15
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Wow -- this is great. I'm compiling a list that I'll share when I figure out the best way to do it.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:59 AM   #16
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We have enjoyed Ainsworth Hot Springs but lacking an Escape have stayed in hotels - anyone have suggestions? There is a cave that is quite fun and an outdoor pool.
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:15 AM   #17
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Hi Ruthe: Great trip. The drive from Revelstoke to Nelson is one of the most spectacular in British Columbia. Three hot springs. South of Revelstoke on the way to Nakusp, you can camp at Blanket Creek Provincial Park on the Arrow Lakes (Columbia River). Then there is a spectacular free ferry ride across the lake. Continuing south to Nakusp, you’ll come to Halcyon Hot Springs. I haven’t camped there, but the hot spring pools are nice and they have a campground. At Nakusp, there is a municipal campground if you wish to stay in town (goggle Village of Nakusp) and there is a small campground right at Nakusp Hot Springs (also operated by the Village). Heading south on Highway 6 to New Denver, there is camping both at Summit Lake Provincial Park (great little park on the lake) and Roseberry Provincial Park. At New Denver, take highway 31A to Kaslo and then to Ainsworth Hot Springs. There is camping at the Village of Kaslo municipal campground, and at Woodbury Marina, or you can continue on to Kootenay lake Provincial Park or Kokanne Creek Provincial Park. The provincial parks can all be found by googling BC Parks. Takes about two hours to drive from Nakusp to Ainsworth.
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:09 PM   #18
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Just in case you need more convincing that the hot springs are deliciously inviting , here are 3 photos Banff/Radium/Halcyon . Banff is the smallest and will only be that empty first thing in the morning .. Halcyon has two hot pools different temperatures ,plus cold plunge and a swimming pool on a lower level , most romantic location .. Radium by far the largest - just beautiful - also has a large swimming pool . wish we could be there now .
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Old 02-09-2014, 06:25 PM   #19
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We just "camped" in a NYC hotel overnight and I'm just now able to really read all these posts. Our trip is taking shape. I'm afraid to ask this next question but is the insect population in British Columbia and Alberta in June July and August challenging? In the east we have non-biting but irritating black flies, biting huge flies and then mosquitoes. How is it out west?
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Pretty much not a problem, but it really depends where you are. Terrain in BC and Alberta varies widely. We almost never have mosquitoes in my back yard in North Vancouver, but at my parents house on Chilliwack mountain you have to stay in the house most of the time.
For the most part, not a problem, which is why I've only used my screen room once ( so I could take pix of it for the forum ).
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