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“We liked it . . . mostly.”

Takhini Hot Springs
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$119.47*
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Arctic Day: Yukon Wildlife and Hot Springs Tour
Ranked #8 of 58 things to do in Whitehorse
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Takhini Hot Springs offers a range of recreational activities in every season of the year. You can soak, swim and relax in the natural mineral waters of two connected hot pools. If you want to stay for the night, there is a separate wooded campground and easily accessible RV sites nearby (yukoncampgroun,com).You can see the rugged beauty of the land from a network of walking/x-country ski trails. Takhini Hot Springs is just 30 kilometres (18 miles) north of Whitehorse, about a 25-minute drive from downtown Whitehorse. Please bring your indoor footwear such as flip flops or crocs to wear in the change rooms. Please be advised that there are no kids after dark allowed in the pool! We hope you visit us!
Palmer, Alaska
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“We liked it . . . mostly.”
Reviewed September 18, 2011

We have been planning this trip to Takhini Hot Springs for 2 or 3 months. Then we got the brilliant idea to look up the Hot Springs on Trip Advisor. We saw many negative reviews. We were unsure at that point in time whether to go or not to go. We talked to some local people in Juneau who have been there and said they had had a great time. So we decided we would give it a shot. Of course, for us to get to Takhini Hot Springs, it is a 7-hour ferry ride, a visit to an overnight campground in Skagway, then a 3-hour drive to the Hot Springs.

We arrived at the Hot Springs refreshed and ready to partake of the springs themselves. We were met at the front desk by a very nice young gentleman who welcomed us. He was very friendly and he was efficient and sent us on our way merrily. We then took our truck and camper to the Takhini Hot Springs campsite we had rented for the night. We got settled into camp and then went to the Springs for a couple of hours. We had a great afternoon, and the Springs wore us out so we took a nap in our camper. We cooked, ate supper, and walked back down to the Springs for the evening dip in the pool. Enjoyed it immensely!

From 17 other reviews on Trip Advisor, we had expected a very expensive, dirty, run-down place with very rude staff. This is not what we found. Instead, we were satisfied with the cost, the cleanliness and the staff in general, as well as the whole facility including the campgrounds, pool, and showers/changing area. We had one unhappy moment, where a staff member had singled us out for having a beverage other than water in a clear container in the pool area. Our problem with that was that there were at least 5 other bathers in the pool area who had beverages in non-clear containers, but nothing was said to them. This in itself was our only problem. We thought the cost was very reasonable. For $55, we received a campsite with electrical hookup and firepit, one bundle of wood, and two one-day passes to the pool. We were smart enough to bring our own towels and flip-flops, although we don’t think a rental of $1 for flip-flops or $3 for a towel is unreasonable for those who choose not to bring their own. We were slightly disappointed that the restaurant was closed for the season, but we had our own food in the camper, and we could have driven to Whitehorse (about 16 KM) for food if we wanted.

We will return, as we enjoyed ourselves and would recommend it to anybody who is thinking about going.

Visited September 2011
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Puerto Vallarta
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69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“A place to warm your bones”
Reviewed September 14, 2011

Takhini Hot Springs was a great place to warm my bones while visiting Whitehorse, Yukon. The pool is very big and you have the option of being on the hot side or warm side. I was expecting something a little more rustic and not so public pool like but all the same it was great to feel the heat. While I was there, little gophers were popping up and hanging out on the deck. It was the sweetest thing to watch. A heads up if you go there, REMOVE YOUR SHOES before entering the change rooms or you will get screamed at by the front desk person. :)

Visited August 2011
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Ottawa
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227 reviews
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“Nice on a cold day”
Reviewed August 30, 2011

We had been feeling cold and we were so glad to get in. The 2 pools are at the perfect temperature.

Visited August 2011
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Calgary, Canada
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“Local isn't surprised by cheap owners”
Reviewed August 26, 2011

As a past Whitehorse resident, and knowing who the owners are, the Hotsprings is basically meant to be a money making operation with no serious care to provide a real experience. The owners are notoriously cheap in their customer service record as they also own a B&B in town. It's a hodge-podge of services and inspirations, meant to attract people to a rustic resort like atmosphere but is not kept to appropriate standards because the owners just don't want to spend the money. The water is full of dead wasps, and there is not a hourly cleanup of such bugs in the pool, which is obviously required. The flip-flops are a joke, and meant purely for ambience and extra costs, and have nothing to do with cleanliness.
Too bad this place was not run by people who wanted to create a genuine, clean tourist attraction, especially for the Europeans coming. And the owners have a German background....What an irony.

Visited July 2011
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yukon
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101 reviews
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“Nice but could use some renovations”
Reviewed July 28, 2011

Located in a very beautiful area with a nice warm pool and cool pool. However, the pool could use some renovations. Some of the concrete appears to be breaking off and there are cracks everywhere. But still; a nice relaxing time in the outdoors.

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