Fairmont Hot Springs

Fairmont Hot Springs BC

Welcome to Fairmont Hot Springs!

Fairmont Hot Springs might just come to mind if you were to try to imagine what paradise would look like. This little jewel of the Columbia Valley lies just north of Columbia Lake, straddling Hwy. 93/95, and includes the communities of Dutch Creek and Columere Park.

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Fairmont Hot Springs | Pools

With panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains in the east and the Purcell range in the west, Fairmont Hot Springs offers you and your family everything you could want in a vacation experience.

Make a reservation at the resort, rent a condo or cabin in the area, or park your RV in the resort’s RV Park and prepare to have a fun-filled-to-the-brim holiday! Be sure to bring your camera because you will want to capture all the special moments of your adventure in paradise.

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Gift shops, restaurants, a wellness studio, a grocery and liquor store, gas station and an internet café are close at hand. Just a 20-minute drive north are several medical clinics and the Invermere and District Hospital that serve the Fairmont Hot Springs area.

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Things to Do - Summer

Fairmont Hot Springs offers a wide variety of things to do and places to visit:

Things to Do - Winter
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Fairmont features a great family ski hill!

Come winter, skiing is the great attraction in Fairmont Hot Springs. There is something for every member of the family to enjoy:

  • Downhill skiing and snowboarding on the resort’s ski spot. There are two lifts, several intermediate hills and the family-friendly ski area. Every level of ability can find the slope that’s just right
  • Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking are popular activities on the trails around the community
  • Snowmobiling in the backcountry
The Hot Pools
Fairmont Hot Springs Pools
Fairmont Hot Pools – Photo by Dara Allen

The hot springs at Fairmont is one of nature’s miracles, formed 50 million years or so ago when the ancient rocks of the North American continent began to heave restlessly upward, eventually forming the Rocky Mountains. The process took about 20 million more years before they became what we see today when we look out across the Columbia Valley landscape.

The heaving and shifting process created great faults in the rock where rainwater and snow melt gathered and then seeped deep down into the rocks. The water heated, then bubbled to the surface, emerging even hotter than it was below.

The mineral-rich waters of Fairmont Hot Springs have been said to have healing powers but whether or not it is so, a soak in the warm mineral pools can definitely ease sore muscles and leave one feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

The hot pool temperature is a delightful 39C (102F) degrees. The diving pool with a temperature of 30C (89F) has both high and a low diving boards. The water contains calcium bicarbonate, calcium sulphate, magnesium sulphate, sodium chloride, sodium sulphate, silica, potassium chloride and dissolved radium. There is a minimum amount of chlorine added to the water.

A visit to the pools at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is a memorable adventure for the whole family. You can swim for an hour with a single entry fee, get a day pass so you can come and go during the day, or if you are going to be here for an extended period, you can save by purchasing a 5-day pass.

Fairmont Annual Events

Here are some of the exciting events that occur in or around Fairmont Hot Springs each year. Note that events with past dates have not yet been scheduled for the coming year, but there’s still lots of useful information on their pages.

Dec 31, 2018

New Years Eve Fireworks in Fairmont

The night skies above the Fairmont Indian Baths at the resort will be alight on New Years Eve with a magnificent fireworks display to usher in 2017.
Dec 24, 2018

Christmas Eve Torch Light Parade

The Christmas Eve Torch Light Parade at the Fairmont Family Ski Hill is a FREE family event. Dozens of skiers light the dark with torches. Fireworks! Santa!
Fairmont Holiday Lights & Winter Nights festival
Nov 28, 2018

Fairmont Holiday Lights & Winter Nights festival

The Fairmont Holiday Lights & Winter Nights festival will have outdoor light displays and tons of fun activities for all ages.
Jul 1, 2018

A ‘Happy Birthday Canada’ party in Fairmont

You and your family are invited to the a Happy 150th Birthday party celebration at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Cake, live music by L8, puppets, fireworks!
Lions fun golf day
Jun 9, 2018

Golf Fun Day at Coy’s

The Golf Fun Day at Coy's Par 3 Golf Course is an annual fundraiser sponsored by Fairmont District Lions Club. Proceeds go to support the club's projects.
Wings Over the Rockies, 2018
May 7, 2018

Wings Over the Rockies Festival

Celebrate the biodiversity of wildlife in the Columbia River wetlands. Join people from all over the world at the 22nd annual Wings Over the Rockies Festival.
May 5, 2018

Annual Pooch Plunge

Bring your furry 4-footed family member for a romp in the natural mineral hot spring and help raise funds for the work of ICAN and GALS.
Apr 25, 2018

Columbia Valley Junior Golf Tour

Columbia Valley Golf Junior Tour kicks off! It's open to school kids under 13 years and can develop a love for the game and build new skills.
Aug 26, 2017

Butterfly Barn Dance

The 5th annual Butterfly Barn Dance at Coy's is a fundraiser for the Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley. Live music, roast-beef-on-a-spit, live and silent auctions. Adults only.
Mar 4, 2017

Charity Ski Day

Charity Ski Day is an annual event at the Fairmont Ski Hill, with fun planned for everyone. Great prizes, discounts, live musical entertainment & lots more.

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Venues & Facilities

Here are some of the locations where events happen in or near Fairmont Hot Springs.

Mid-winter Garage Sale at Fairmont Lion' Den.

Fairmont Community Den

The Fairmont Community Den in Fairmont Hot Springs has a story to tell. For many years, the service club had wanted their own “den” but unfortunately, Fairmont, as [Read more...]

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Getting to Fairmont Hot Springs

Fairmont Hot Springs is located about 20 minutes south of Invermere. You can drive from Calgary to Fairmont Hot Springs in about 3 hours.

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