Only a 5 minute drive from the Resort offers a spectacular place to bike, hike, or paddle. Grasslands, old Douglas Fir trees, wetlands, the Columbia River, mountains, and more! Ask our team for directions.
Although parts of the property were logged in the past, the 10,000 acres owned by the Nature Trust of British Columbia has largely been maintained in a natural state. The high diversity of habitat includes extensive grasslands, wetlands, clay gullies, hoodoos, aspens forest and dense stands of young conifers. The high diversity also supplies habitat for a variety of different birds and wildlife. Trails are easily accessible and offer shorter hikes to the peaks of the Hoodoos, lookouts over the Columbia Wetlands, and beautiful mountain views.
Not only does Fairmont Hot Springs Resort own 3,000 spectacular acres of mountainside property, it is also surrounded by thousands of acres of crown land. The surrounding crown land truly sets the scene for the feeling of being surrounded by nature while staying at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.
This day-use area provincial park is situated at the north end of the long Windermere Lake. A broad, sandy beach backed with open, grassy play areas offers pleasant surroundings for families who enjoy lakeshore recreation. Playgrounds, picnic areas, swimming, and more!
Established in 1920, Kootenay National Park represents the south-western region of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. From glacier-clad peaks along the Continental Divide to the semi-arid grasslands of the Rocky Mountain Trench, where cactus grows, this park is home to a rich diversity of landscapes and ecology. Hike, bike, geocache, or just drive through for the scenery. Well worth a visit.