Things to do in Fairmont Hot Springs

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Things to Do in Fairmont Hot Springs

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  • hskelly2023
    Dauphin, Canada2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful trail,not to difficult for seniors.The views were amazing when we got to the top of the Hoodoos we were able to get some very scenic photos.Would highly recommend.
    Written October 20, 2023
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  • David K
    Calgary, Canada59 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Boy, BC Parks really don't want us to find this place. No signage until or indication this park exists until you are a kilometre or so down a gravel road. No wonder it is so quiet and peaceful. Beautiful walk down to the beach which has stunning views down the lake. Lots of wild flowers to check out.
    Written June 25, 2019
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  • WingNutt2000
    Red Deer, Canada240 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not a golfer but if I was I’d be doing that here too. Course looks fantastic. We were staying down the road from Coy’s and saw it as we came in off the highway. Made the decision of where to eat easy. After a long day of driving didn’t much feel like driving back to Fairmont or Invermere. Wow! Glad we discovered this place. Fine food in a fun atmosphere. We both enjoyed our meals very much. We’ll be back - probably before our vacation is over.
    Written September 20, 2023
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  • SB Brown
    Lundbreck, Canada145 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I play this course several times a year, typically in the spring and fall when in the area and I always enough this tough test. The course was in great shape in September when I played it last. The clubhouse staff is always friendly and accommodating. The course itself was in good shape heading into the fall. The bunkers are the one feature this course could improve on. There is a lot of weeds and grass in many of them. the greens were in good condition, outside of the elk tracks on a couple and the course seems to be decently maintained.
    Written October 19, 2023
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  • Robin S
    Lethbridge, Canada1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice par three. Good for both experienced and new golfers. The large holes were pretty funny. Easy to walk. In good shape.
    Written September 5, 2021
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  • Mrs-Dash59
    Saskatchewan, Canada885 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hubby found this hike on AllTrails and I am so glad he did. It is not well advertised and I don't know why. The trail head is just off to the side of the Legacy paved trail in the town of Fairmount Hot Springs. It is a 4 KM out and back trail. It is an easy trail to do. This trail is on private conservation land owned by the Nature Trust of BC. Bikes not allowed. Dogs allowed if leashed. It is a lovely trail with amazing views of the mountains and the Columbia River wetlands.
    Written December 17, 2022
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  • larry-mo-curly-jo
    Calgary, Canada109 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Way overpriced especially for young children who are usually free to golf elsewhere. The course needs some work as well. Staff were friendly. The park with animals is okay but again overpriced. Not rushing back.
    Written August 23, 2023
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  • SB Brown
    Lundbreck, Canada145 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Have played this course many times over the past couple of decades and have enjoyed the variety of terrain and sights it offers. I don’t feel it is in as good a condition as I have seen it in the past. Fairways a little rough in places and greens inconsistent. At $125, I think they are overpriced for late September compared to several of the other valley courses and considering the condition. We weren’t in a hurry but did find the pace of play slower than ideal but we played as a twosome behind a foursome so not to surprising is suppose.
    Written September 30, 2022
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  • TucsonBorn
    Tucson, AZ228 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a unique shop! We found many games that appeal to teens, adults and kids, and unique gifts. NOT a typical touristy shop at all…worth a drive…so much fun
    Written June 12, 2023
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  • Jazz
    Salmon Arm, Canada48 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stayed in room 268 which has a nice view of the pool's and common area.
    Front desk service was great. We were early and were able to get into our room right away. Awesome.
    The public pools were VERY busy.
    Lots of children during summer break, not a big deal... Unless you're on your honeymoon. Guests only pool was nice and quite, but quite hot. Which is the name of the game I suppose.
    We went for dinner at the bar and grill on site and were very disappointed with the service.
    Very understaffed. No bartender or bus person. Poor waitress' run of their feet.
    No successful bar and grill should expect their waitresses to make drinks and serve.
    Ludacris. Waited over hour for meal and day without drinks must of that time, then had to wait another half hour for bill.
    Literally almost walked out.
    Too bad. Not a good way to start of a stay.
    The gardener at the resort does an amazing job though, the grounds are meticulously kept.
    Room was clean and spacious, with nice patio.

    Written July 26, 2017
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  • Kelly K
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We are always looking for new things to do with our kids in the Fairmont area. We had a blast at The Woods Laser Tag! The staff made it easy and fun for all ages. We will definitely be back! 🌲🎯
    Written August 12, 2023
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  • Akuhe H
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best part of our experience was definitely the Forrest field! Absolutely massive & tons of endless fun! Booking again for our next fabulous visit to Fairmont! Great service & equipment rentals like new! Thx U colvalpaintball.com
    Written August 9, 2021
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  • jonathan k
    Edmonton, Canada406 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had planned a visit to Radium to spend time at their pool however we learned that they were closed for renovation of their change rooms and that the anticipate duration of the renovations had been extended.
    Our hotel indicated that the ones in Fairmont were "just as nice" and, more importantly, open so we drove down to see.
    The hotel did not offer any kind of discount which is something that surprised us a bit thinking that they would have the perfect opportunity to increase the number of visitors to any of the local attractions, simply by offering something.
    It had been many years since I had been to the Fairmont Hots Springs (and that was in Summer) so, while it looked similar, everything was different.
    I did remember that to get to the pools, one had to walk down a hill from the parking lot and this was the same and they has sprinkled de-icer to reduce the slipping hazard (something that another person commented had been missing the day before).
    The man at the entrance seemed extremely "relaxed" and asked if we anted a single entry or a day pass.
    We were slightly confused since the web site indicated that single entry was not available on holidays but, since we had planned to leave for lunch and return, we opted for the day pass despite the fact that it was $4 more per person.
    Once through the gate, the men's change room was to the left and the women's down one flight of stairs to the right.
    There are signs indicating that showers are mandatory however, there were several people who decided that the rules do not apply to them.
    Once through the showers, the exit door leads back to the same walkway (outside) which leads down another set of stairs to the pool area.
    The surface of the concrete is extremely rough on bare feet which is something that many of the other guests commented on too.
    If one is planning to enjoy the Fairmont pools, slippers/flip-flops would be recommended to prevent this "irritation".
    One immediately notices the steam rising from the pools and it looks extremely inviting.
    The web site indicates that one pool is warmer than the other however there are no signs to say which is which so we chose to enter the one with the most people.
    They have a ramp to enter each pool with a hand rail and it was fun to see ice forming on the handrail but the pool felt incredibly warm.
    The hotter pool is not very deep (perhaps 2.5 feet) so almost everyone was sitting on the floor or on the "benches" that were built into the pool.
    There was an "island" in the middle from which 3-4 jets pumped the hot water into the pool.
    The jets were quite hot, hot enough that no one actually left any extremity in from of them and many people commented on how hot they were.
    There are signs suggesting that one should limit their time in the pool to 20 minutes so we stayed for a while then tried out the larger pool.
    It was deeper and cooler than the first one with fewer people in it.
    Walking back and forth was great therapy for sore ankles and knees.
    There was a deeper "diving tank" however, because of the hazards of slippery ice in the winter, the boards had been removed.
    This did not prevent several children from enjoying diving/jumping in off the edges and enjoying themselves immensely.
    There were two lifeguards walking around the perimeter all bundled up for the cool wind but ready at a moment's notice.
    We asked one of them about a contraption on the south wall and he explained that it s sort of a zip line that is operated in the Summer.
    Kids can grab onto the line and swing out over the pool and drop into the water.
    It was not in service now but looked kind of fun for young children.
    There were signs prohibiting climbing over the walls between pools and the lifeguards spent a fair amount of time reminding people not to do so.
    There were also signs suggesting that people should not leave their belongings on the lawn chairs which did not seem to be a problem (since it was Winter) as the chairs had been stored away.
    The longer we stayed in the pools, the more apparent the coldness of the wind became.
    It was sort of funny to see ice forming on the hair of others when one cold not really feel it on one's self.
    It was only when one touched their head/hair/ears that one realized how cold the exposed part were getting.
    All in all, the 2.5 hours we spent there were very enjoyable and we felt refreshed when we left.
    I remembered being able to drive across to the RV area and watching the water from the poos cascading down the cliff however the roadway looked very icy with no tracks to indicate others had risked the view.
    We stopped into the Resort to ask about room rates and discovered that the whatever room rate one decides upon, unlimited access to the pools is included which is a significant savings in itself.
    We did discover that with the Auto Club Discount, the Fairmont Resort offers rates competitive to those available in Radium and when the free pool admission is factored in, a much better value.
    Next visit will will avoid the BW Prestige in Radium and try the Fairmont Resort instead.
    The Fairmont Resort also offers a midweek discount price as well and the property is lovely and very quiet.
    The access road is a fair distance away from the main highway so there is little traffic noise either.
    I am sorry that I did not think to take pictures before getting changed and was too relaxed to think of it afterwards.
    I was surprised to see how many people brought their phones with them down to the pools but they were able to get lots of pictures to remember the outing
    Written November 16, 2019
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  • amaris w
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our experience at Mineral Mountain Ziplines was absolutely incredible. Special shoutout to our guides, Rayman and Mary. They were phenomenal and so much fun! Most definitely a 10/10 experience, and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a fun and fantastic time in the mountains. And even if you're not, go anyway.👍
    Written September 17, 2023
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  • tarasm0m
    Saskatchewan, Canada195 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The lady we usually use was booked up so we booked pedicures at Fresh. The young lady that did mine was nice, gave an great foot rub, but was a little lacking with the rest of the pedicure. I didn't feel that she did much to cure my rough, cracked heals. She did a very nice job of polish application, tho, compared to some places I have been.
    Written August 21, 2012
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