Halcyon Hot Springs
Resort is located on the shores of beautiful Arrow Lakes in the West
Kootenays. Halcyon's beneficial hot mineral waters have a unique combination
of sodium, lithium, magnesium, calcium, and strontium, which can provide
relief from arthritis, osteoporosis, and gout.
spectacular alpine peaks, crystal blue lakes, rivers and streams,
an abundance of wildlife and a magical legend, Halcyon Hot Springs
is a place of recreation and wellness.
4 pools of differing temperatures: a Hot Pool (40°C/104°F), a Warm
Pool (38°C/100°F), a Large Mineral Pool (30°C/87°F), and a Cold
by Native peoples, who camped near the flow and dug earthen pools
to soak in while others hunted, fished, and gathered from the forest.
Battles were fought over the soothing springs, and after one hostile
encounter between the Kootenay and Colville tribes, chiefs negotiated
a peace agreement. To endorse the pact, warriors fired arrows into
rock crevices by the lake. These arrows remained visible to the
white men who followed, and gave rise to the name Arrow Lakes.
It was a native
who showed the springs to Captain Robert Sanderson, a university
educated mechanical engineer who moved to the area in 1885. Sanderson
saw the value of the hot mineral water and in 1890 bought the land
from the Crown and constructed a small building and wooden plunges
to soak in. He chose the name Halcyon, meaning calm and serene.
Springs also offers a children's water spray park, 1 and 2 bedroom
deluxe chalets, cottages and cabins, campsites, and a fully serviced
RV Park. There are extensive walking and hiking trails, a boat launch,
as well as horseback riding, fishing, lake swimming, and ATV tours
and rentals. In the winter, you can enjoy superb snowmobiling, snowshoeing,
and cross-country skiing, and alpine and heli-skiing are located
of being pampered can indulge in a massage or spa treatment. Halcyon
is also the perfect location for a wedding or corporate retreat.
Their century-old mountainside chapel with its quaint and beautifully
restored interior is ideally suited for intimate weddings or other
The Halcyon Hot Springs Resort is located in the West Kootenays, along
the shores of the Upper Arrow Lake on highway #23, 43 miles (68 km)
south of Revelstoke and 20 miles (32 km) north of Nakusp.
Hot Springs Resort