Perhaps one of the most famous of the hot springs near Whistler is Harrison Hot Springs. Its corresponding hotel resort is one of the oldest in the area. For years, families have enjoyed warming up in its infinite array of warm pools and springs. When Whistler gets to be a bit too chilly, this area serves as the right antidote. And it's so vast, you'll hardly get disturbed at all. It does get busy at times, but not so much that your vacation is automatically ruined. It's all about finding the right place at the right time.
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Just a 2-hour drive from Whistler and you'll get to the Keyhole Hot Springs. Relatively remote, this is a destination wherein you can get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy nature. Though it can get crowded at times here, its location away from big cities still makes it a winner. A perfect Whistler retreat for when you no longer want to ski. Here, it's just you, the mountains, and the hot springs. You won't get any nearer to nature than that! And to give back to Mother Earth, just make sure you don't leave any trash behind. Also, watch out for bears. There are a few of them around this area.
Out of all the places on this list, the Meagre Creek is arguably the most remote. This is because of a landslide a couple of years ago that significantly changed the path going to the famous hot springs. From then on, the site hasn't been accessible via vehicles, no matter how small. These days, people mostly hike to get to the famous creek. And when they do, they get to relax at one of the most beautiful and most scenic spots near Whistler. A stunning view that’d go well with some hot chocolate, some good company, and, of course, hot springs! It's a very strenuous hike going up there, but once you get there, you'll know it was all worth it!
When it comes to luxury, look no further than Scandinave Spa Whistler. This massive resort and spa house some of the most soothing hot springs near the Whistler area. With varying degree thermal pools, you get to choose which hot spring you get to relax in. Sounds heavenly, doesn't it? But that's not all. The resort also offers various spa treatments for that classic five-star experience. It can get crowded at times here, but once you've dipped into one of their amazing hot springs, you'd hardly notice anyone there.
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Up for that classic rustic experience? Then the Skookumchuck Hot Springs is the place for you. Just two hours north of Whistler, this well-crafted collection of hot spring tubs captures what it was like to relax during the olden days. The natural hot springs here are too warm for any human body to enjoy, which is why they crafted these wooden barrel tubs. You can still enjoy the warm water that this natural wonder offers here without it burning your skin. And the aesthetic is so charming, it'll make for great Instagram posts too!
Most of these places are only good for a dip or two on a one-day trip. However, there is one destination that's perfect for any camper who might want to spend the night near these natural wonders. The Sloquet Hot Springs were practically crafted to welcome campers and let them relax and rejuvenate. The place has a rustic elegance to it, with its serene and scenic springs and beautiful rock formations. Not to mention the incredible view from the campsite. Each part looks like a photograph.
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Here's another spa for your luxuriating pleasure. The Spa at Nita Lake Lodge boasts an array of luxury amendments that makes going to Whistler all the more worth it. Apart from their thermal pools and hot springs, they've got saunas, jacuzzis, massage rooms, and more. If you're the type to prefer this sort of relaxing experience even when you're in the mountains, you definitely enjoy it here. The view is spectacular, the food is top-notch, and you'll feel as good as new after a dip into their hot springs. Ultimately, you'll really get your money's worth here.
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Do you know what makes T’sek Hot Springs so special? It's run by the community in the area. Humble First Nations people offering up the magic of the hot springs. It will literally warm your heart when you dip your body into one of the beautifully crafted wooden tubs they made for guests. The natural hot springs are too hot so they made them so that visitors can enjoy the warm water on their lands. Just make sure you stay respectful and to thank them when you're done!
Source: T'sek Hot Springs Facebook Page
It always does the body and soul good to dip yourself into some hot springs every once and a while. The next time you're in Whistler, check out these amazing areas close by!
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