The Ainsworth Motel in Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia: your Kootenay Lake getaway!

Ainsworth Motel, Ainsworth Hot Springs

Restaurants

While our units come with a kitchen and there is always our wonderful BBQ for making something special, there are those times when it's nice to have someone else do the cooking.

Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort Restaurant, Ainsworth
1-800-668-1171

J.B.'s Pub and Restaurant, Woodbury Creek
(250)353-7716

Dock 'N' Duck Pub, Balfour
(250)229-4244

Bluebelle Bistro, Kaslo
(250)353-7361

The Treehouse Restaurant, Kaslo
(250)353-2955

The Rosewood Cafe, Kaslo
(250) 353-7673


Activities

Kootenay Lake Tourism
Kootenay Lake Tourism

Ainsworth Hot Springs
1 888 848-4463
Located just a two minute walk from Ainsworth Motel are the naturally hot Ainsworth Hot Springs, a great place to go for a relaxing dip no matter what the time of year. The Ainsworth Hot Springs feature a horseshoe shaped cave, where the darkness, mineral deposits and humidity combine for a most interesting hot springs experience. The main pool provides the perfect place to relax and enjoy some of the West Kootenay's majestic scenery: the Purcell Mountains and Kootenay Lake.

Balfour Golf Course
(250)229-5655
This 18 hole course is loaded with character and delivers breathtaking views of the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains. Designed by Les Furber this course features dramatic elevation changes, large greens and excellent shot values-all which will make your experience at the Balfour Golf Course a memorable one.

Cody Caves
(250)359-2283
Cody Caves is a unique provincial park located in the Selkirk Mountains above Ainsworth Hot Springs. In the Cody Caves System, an underground stream flows for over a kilometre through ancient limestone. Visitors are provided with a one hour tour underground with a professional interpreter to view a spectacular array of formations such as stalactites, soda straws, waterfalls, flowstone, rimstone dams, stalagmites and draperies.

Granite Pointe Golf Course
(250)352-5913
Located in historic Nelson, Granite Pointe provides the golfer with breathtaking views of Kootenay Lake and Kokanee Glacier. Every hole offers a spectacular vista of the pristine natural wilderness. A camera in the golf bag is a must! The par 72 mountainside layout plays 6,209 yards from the championship tees and 5,138 yards from the front tees providing both a challenge to the experienced player and an enjoyable round for the beginning golfer.

Kaslo Kayak
(250)353-1925
Located in Kaslo, Kaslo Kayak offers kayak rentals, whitewater kayak lessons, and sea kayak lessons.

Kokanee Mountain Zipline
(888)988-5319
The coolest activity in the Kootenays.

Kokanee Springs Golf Course
1-800-979-7999
Take the free Kootenay Lake Ferry across scenic Kootenay Lake and then a short drive and you'll end up at the award winning Kokanee Springs Golf Resort. Kokanee Springs Resort is one of Canada's finest championship 18 hole courses. This graceful track, considered by many to be the flagship of Kootenay golf courses, resides in a magnificent mountain setting on Kootenay Lake. Every hole is framed by spectacular panoramic views of the Kokanee Glacier and surrounding area.

Split-Shot Fishing
1-877-368-3474
Perhaps you are up for some world class fishing. You may want to check out Split-Shot Charters and see if you can catch a big one. They offer boats from 22' to 50', with the 22' holding up to 4 people and the 44' and 50' holding up to 8. You will be supplied with Boat, Tackle and a Guide for a minimum 8 hour day. The boats are heated and are run by the most experienced Guides on Kootenay Lake. They have over 25 years experience.

Whitewater Ski Resort
1-800-666-9420
Of course if you visit in the winter you can't miss a day of skiing at powderful Whitewater Winter Resort.


Local History

Ainsworth was named for Portland capitalists

S.S. Moyie and the Kootenay Lake Historical Society


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Also the Certificate of Excellence Award 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.