Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake

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The Amazing Nakusp Hot Springs

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The Nakusp Hot Springs are nestled in the Kuskanax Valley in the foothills of the Selkirk Mountains and are one of BC’s best kept secrets! When your daily adventures are complete, you can relax and refresh in the naturally cleanest Hot Springs anywhere, and enjoy a stay at the comfortable, clean, yet rustic Cedar Chalets. In the summer you also have the choice of staying in the lovely Campground beside the Kuskanax Creek.

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During spring, summer, and fall, you can enjoy hiking and biking. There are short nature hikes to the  brand new Kuskanax Footbridge and the historic original Hot Springs site. For the more adventurous, there are longer day hikes to beautiful Kimbol Lake and other scenic trails all starting at the Hotsprings site. Fishing, kayaking, and canoeing opportunities abound in the Kuskanax River and the nearby Arrow Lakes.

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In the late fall and winter there are beautiful snowy landscapes in a moderate climate that encourage many winter sports and activities. There is snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and tobogganing on the trails; snowmobiling, heli and cat-skiing are also available nearby. Enjoy your stay.

29 comments

  1. Amy · April 25, 2018

    Sounds amazing. You should be on their PR team!

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    • Peter Klopp · April 25, 2018

      The Nakusp Hot Springs is truly a little jewel in the mountains. Thanks for the compliment, Amy!

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  2. Rashmi Gopal Rao · April 25, 2018

    So amazing!

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  3. ruthfreter · April 25, 2018

    Hej Peter! Da werde ich glatt neidisch. Ich liebe es im Wasser zu sein und dann in dieser Kulisse. Das wäre toll. Liebe Grüsse Ruth

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    • Peter Klopp · April 25, 2018

      Ja, Ruth, in den Heißen Quellen zu baden ist nicht nur ein Vergnügen, sondern auch sehr gut für die Gesundheit. Alles Gute! Peter

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  4. Pit · April 25, 2018

    Good morning, Peter,
    So, at least literally, you can be “in hot waters”. Hopefully never figuratively. 😀
    Talking of Arrow Lakes: I was utterly surprised lately to find wines from the Arrow Lakes region at a liqour store in neighbouring Kerrville. They were whites, a semi-dry Riesling [from the Dr. Konstantin Frank winery] and a dry Riesling [from the Salmon Run estates]. I didn’t buy either, though, since I’m not into Rieslings any more.
    Have a great day,
    Pit

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    • Peter Klopp · April 25, 2018

      Good morning, Pit! Thank you for the praise of the dry Riesling, which you thought was coming from the Arrow Lakes. But these Lakes are located in British Columbia, Canada and are not known to produce good wines. In the neighouring Okanagan valley we have some world famous wineries.
      Have a great day and best wishes!
      Peter

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      • Pit · April 26, 2018

        Peter, I’ve just checked again: I was totally mistaken. The wines were from the Finger-Lakes region. How could I misread?

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      • Peter Klopp · April 26, 2018

        Your error brought some new information: I learned about the Finger-Lakes region and looked up a few wineries. And you have a better idea where the Arrow Lakes are located. Have a great day, Pit!

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      • Pit · April 26, 2018

        I agree: one can learn from one’s mistakes.

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  5. Sarah · April 25, 2018

    Sounds wonderful, Peter!
    And I love your first pic in this post – the sky seems almost lavender in colour!!

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    • Peter Klopp · April 25, 2018

      Oh, thank you, Sarah! It was an overcast sky with a light drizzle, a perfect day for the Hot Springs.

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  6. Stella, oh, Stella · April 25, 2018

    I would love to hike in Canada … on a hike for the elderly, of course … 😉

    I sometimes feel so utterly outdated, what is heli and cat-skiing???

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    • Peter Klopp · April 25, 2018

      I am in the same category as you and would prefer hiking on a trail for the elderly. Haha! When our boys were in their teens, I would go mountain climbing with them.
      Heli skiing has been around for quite some time. They fly you with a helicopter into a normally inaccessible mountain region from which you do your downhill skiing. Cat-skiing is the latest craze. Huge machines on tracks take you into a mountain wilderness area and is similar to heli skiing. Have a great day!

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      • Stella, oh, Stella · April 25, 2018

        People search for more and more dangerous occupations. Is life too boring? Do they need the kick to risk their lives? Or maybe they are so skilled that there is no risk?

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      • Peter Klopp · April 25, 2018

        There are relatively few accidents from this kind of sport. Snowmobilers have the most fatal accidents as they carelessly drive into avalanche territory in spite of all the warnings. It must be a latent death wish, Brigit.

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      • Stella, oh, Stella · April 25, 2018

        It could appear so …

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  7. arv! · April 25, 2018

    We don’t have hot springs here in Jaipur. We don’t have such extreme cold climate as well. The temperature soars to 45-46 C Which provides natural steam and Sauna experience.

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    • Peter Klopp · April 25, 2018

      Hot Springs fed by water from deep inside the earth are most enjoyable in the winter when it is cold outside. 45-46 degrees C sounds too hot for me.

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      • arv! · April 26, 2018

        May be someday I’ll be able to enjoy this. I can understand it is quite hot for the people from places which remain snow bound in winters.

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  8. taphian · April 25, 2018

    It looks really wonderful to have a warm bath in the snowy outside, dear Peter, very relaxing. Have a nice day, kind regards Mitza

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    • Peter Klopp · April 25, 2018

      Yes, Mitza, the best time to soak your aching bones in the mineral rich waters of the Hot Spring is in the winter. Have a great day!

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  9. GP Cox · April 25, 2018

    Now that you’ve shown us just how great Arrow Lake is – are you going to be able to handle the crowd?

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    • Peter Klopp · April 25, 2018

      GP, too many people coming from the Rocky Mountains stay on the Trans Canada Highway on their way to the coast and miss the scenic drive which includes two free ferry rides into our beautiful area. I am not worried yet about a potential tourist invasion. Best wishes! Peter

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  10. corneliaweberphotography · April 25, 2018

    Awe what a soothing experience that must be.

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    • Peter Klopp · April 26, 2018

      Oh yeah the soothing experience for older bones is especially welcome.

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  11. Ruth · April 29, 2018

    Such inviting scenes. Makes me want to come to BC.

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  12. Nurul Fitri Lubis · May 5, 2018

    The pool looks so tempting, Peter… I remember that Indonesia we have some hot springs too but I never had chance to try it. Hopefully I can try it in the next visit.

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