Lussier Hot Springs
A wilderness hot springs, in the natural setting of BC Parks. Lussier
Hot Springs consists of three pools along side the Lussier River.
the walking path down to the pools, this path is wheel chair friendly,
but can be extremely slipper in the winter. There is one small change house
at the top, then the 5 minute walk done to the pools, three pools framed
in rock, with gravel bottoms, the first pool the hot water pours in at
about 110 degrees, filters down to the next pool cooling as it goes, The
third pool is the coolest at about 94 degrees, and closest to the Lussier
River 10 feet away.
As the Hot Springs are located in a Provincial Park, No Alcohol and Proper attire is required. Please note that due to the remoteness of the pools, or the mutual agreement of those present, you may come across unclad bathers.
Lussier Hot Springs a 30 minute drive north of Skookumchuck is open
around. But in the winter, there may be snow on the road, and more
often very slipper conditions; all terrain vehicles should be used.
Relax in the tubs knowing that there is an historical precedent for
soaking here. In Ktunaxa Kinbasket Indian jargon, the name Skookumchuck
means "meeting of good waters." Obviously,
the Indians knew a good thing.
The starting point for this springs, is
the entrance road for Whiteswan Provincial Park, on Highway 93/95,
located 22 km north of Skookumchuck (8 km south of Canal Flats). This
is about 3 ½ hours south of Calgary or
north of Spokane. Leaving Highway 93/95 drive 17 km (10miles) on a
windy gravel road watching for large trucks hauling, park your vehicle
and walk down the trail to the pools.
Whiteswan Provincial Park, non-service camping is further up the gravel
road Open May to October. The closest serviced campground and RV Park Open
year Round is Springbrook Resort Motel Campground Cabins located at Skookumchuck.
There are no accommodations in Canal Flats. Skookumchuck also has a restaurant
/gas station / post office /stores. For larger groceries and liquor outlet
Canal Flats. For major shopping and services north to Invermere or south
to Cranbrook (about 100km 60 miles).
Ram Creek Hot Springs
South of Lussier on Ram Creek Forest Service Road.
watch for signs to Premier Lake. Head up Premier Lake Road and after driving
8 km you will pass a turnoff to Premier Lake. Continue travelling straight,
now on a gravel road with the Sheep Creek Road North sign. Following the
main road for approximately 12 km, the road curves right and up the hill; there
is room to park on the left hand side. You’ll see hot springs trickling towards the road
and you’ll see a path up a slope to the springs, which are in an ecological reserve.
Rough access road, poorly maintained! All terrain vehicle recommended, winter
access by snowmobile or cross country skis). 2 pools (hot/warm) with cooler average
temperature of only 37°C (99°F).