Top 5 Things to do in Spring – Nakusp, BC

Top 5 Things to do in Spring

Nakusp, BC

Hot Springs

This isn’t referred to as the Valley of Hot Springs for no reason and they are a treat any time of year. As the snow melts and Spring begins to take hold, the regions backcountry gems regain their access. Take a day trip to Halfway Hot Springs and enjoy the spectacular views along this rieverside natural hot spring. Looking for something eclectic? Nakusp Hot Springs offers that Kootenay Feel in an peaceful natural setting. Steps away from this hot spring, is a fully accessible trail that leads to an impressive timber frame bridge that overlooks Kuskanax Creek. Lakeside wonder can be found at Halcyon Hot Springs, this modern resort also offers a seasonal pool and fine dining with a view.

Mountain Biking

The local trails are looking great this spring, both Box Lake and Mt Abriel have had early trail maintenance. New trails are being built all year by the NABS crew, be respectful of all closures in the area. The Mt Abriel trail network has a little something for everyone, from beginner and adaptive trails, to flow and downhill. Coming 2019 a brand-new bike skills park.


Spring is the best time of year for short hikes to the region’s spectacular waterfalls. Take a break along the highway North of Nakusp and see Ione Falls or Gardner Creek Falls on the way up to Nakusp Hot Springs. Pictured is spectacular Wilson Creek falls and spring is the best time to see this waterfall in full force.


The Kuskanax and hot Springs Trails are some of the first to be free of snow in the region and offer amazing views from the Kuskanax Creek Bridge and the old hot springs source. Find out more information on trail conditions when you arrive in Nakusp.


Nakusp Waterfront Walk

We are blessed with a scenic waterfront which overlooks the “Bay of Calm Waters”. Stroll along the accessible path that runs the length of town or continue on the loops which wraps around town. Want to take a sunny day to another level? Rent a Kayak or Paddle board in town and enjoy the smooth waters in front of town.