The Ultimate Guide to Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, BC
Adrianna, Michelle, Rowan & their families spent September Long Weekend in Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in British Columbia and they’ve compiled a list of from their experience to create the ultimate guide to Fairmont Hot Springs! Here is what they had to say:
Rooms for families big and small
The resort features rooms that sleep up to six guests, and you’ll want to book at the lodge if you want to be close to the pools and restaurants. Many rooms feature kitchenettes that have a fridge, dishwasher, 2-burner stovetop, microwave, and other small appliances and cooking utensils. The loft suites have 2 queen beds as well as 2 single beds, but if you’re looking for a separate space from your older kids, booking adjoining rooms might be a better fit for you.
Activities for all ages
Included with your stay are a variety of fun activities. At Basecamp, you can enjoy mini-golf, volleyball and a horseshoe course! Here’s an example of the daily activities schedule:
8:45-10:45am: Guided Kayak Tour
10:00-11:00am: DIY Fairy House Craft
11:00-12:00am: Unicorn Paper Plate Craft
11:30-1:30pm: Guided Kayak Tour
1:00pm-2:00pm: DIY Blossom Bracelet
2:15-4:15pm: Guided Kayak Tour
2:30-3:30pm: Bonfire & S’mores
4:00-5:00pm: Popsicle Gnomes
5:00-6:00pm: Family Bingo
7:00-9:00pm: Kids Movie Night
As you can see, there are so many amazing activities available for kids of all ages!
Exceptionally clean pools
You can visit the resort for the day for a swim in the hot springs, which include a large warm swimming pool and large hot springs area (both are filled with springs water, just different temperatures). The pools are fully drained and replenished every night, which is highly unusual for swimming basins! If you stay at the lodge, you will also have access to a smaller hot spring, steam room, sauna, and indoor cold plunge pool (4 degrees celcius).
Restaurants to satisfy all cravings
There are multiple dining options available while staying at the Fairmont but dependent on what season you go in, not all are open. While we visited, there were 3 options available for us — Antlers at the Lodge for breakfast, Bear’s Paw Bar & Grill for lunch & dinner, and Steamers Cafe for a quick bite or coffee. We ate at Bear’s Paw Bar & Grill twice, and we all tried different things each time. Everything was delicious and the drinks were great! Highly suggest getting a booth, and bringing crayons or books of your own if you are going with your little ones to keep them entertained. They do have booster seats and high chairs available.
Awesome live music for all tastes
We were pleasantly surprised to find out live music was being played both in the green space near the large hot spring pool. Great tunes were played from all genres, making it easy for everyone to groove along to and enjoy. They only have live music on weekends during the summer, and if that isn’t your thing, make sure to request a room not facing the pools.
Hiking for all abilities
There are many hiking trails in the area available for all ages and abilities right from the resort. We were able to experience a guided hike to learn about the history of the hot springs — highly suggest taking advantage of this opportunity to get the chance. Patti was an amazing tour guide! Here are some of the trails in the area for you to checkout in Fairmont Hot Springs, BC:
Owl Loop — 3.7 kms/185 m elevation
Poet Trail — 3.5 kms/137 m elevation
Hunters Way — 11.6 kms/654 elevation
Hoodoo Trail — 3.2 kms/120 elevation
Big adventures for big kids and grown ups
Although closed for the winter season, Mineral Mountain Zipline is fun for those ages 10 & up. There are 6 lines that whisk you through the forest, giving you views of the beautiful Fairmont river and Columbia Valley. There is also horseback riding available during the summer months, and skiing available during the winter months! Golf fans? There is 3 courses available for you to use — Riverside, Mountainside and Creekside — 2 being 18 hole, and one nine-hole 3 Par 3. There is truly adventures for the whole clan!
If you’re looking for a place to relax and rejuvenate, this is the place. We are so grateful for the team at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort for giving us the best experience we could ask for. Use code KIDSWHO to get 10% off your reservation. Reservations must be booked starting October 1st. Thank-you for reading this week’s blogs post!