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Canyon Hot Springs
Reviewed July 30, 2009

After carefully reviewing their website and finding all the information I needed, I was able to book a log cabin. The website showed a map of the grounds and showed train tracks. Trains are expected along the Trans Canada Highway as there is no other place for them to go. At least they did not whistle like in Lake Louise, that was everytime a train passed by I heard a loud, long whistle. Not at the Hot Sprngs though, they just pass by. The staff seemed very accomodating and friendly. When I was booking over the telephone the receptionist was very informative as to how much it would cost and what is included with the cabin etc... There was a No cancellation policy and I was asked if this was the date that I would be able to come and to make sure before booking, I said it was okay as I have my holidays then. Upon arrival I was greeted by a friendly face who checked me in and showed me on a map where everything was located. The times of the Hot Springs, which were included with my cabin, and the times in which breakfast would be served. I enjoyed the cabin, it was exactly as they described to me. I wasn't able to have a campfire as there was a fire ban on but it did not ruin my stay.

The cabin was amongst some trees so it kept it quite cool. The atmosphere was definitely mountainesk. The nice fresh air and the peace at the scenery made this a nice treat away from the hustle and bustle of regular life. The breakfast was hot, bacon, eggs, toast, hashbrowns. It was a great start to another busy day.

The resort is located between two National Parks but I was only able to experience one as my time there was short.

Nice friendly people, clean facility and you could see the workers trying to keep up their cleaning with the amount of people who visited there.

The water was great to drink, refreshing as it came from a well (natural water).

My overall experience was as great. Not like a hotel room by far, it was rustic as expected.

I would return for another visit in the future.

  • Stayed: July 2009
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Reviewed July 30, 2009

After faxing, e-mailing, and finally calling, I got us booked into this place we have visited for 5 years because of its location.
The prices have steadily risen and the quality has dropped.
Our cabin had weeds growing in the boxes. The unit was dark, marginally cleaned, the bedding is low quality, no face cloths, had to use the same towels from the room at the pool. A coffee maker is provided, but no cups, filters, no basics. The trains run right behind the site so unless you are a sound sleeper, you will have train
noise all night. The breakfast is good, not sure you could get thinner bacon unless you serve up Prosciutto! Militant and suspicious hospitality is what the hosts offer. They are out to grab as much cash as they can in their limited season and are not shy about it.
We won't be back as the rates are so high.

Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 19, 2008

I attended a family reunion (of sorts) at this resort. The experience was the best of both worlds to say it best. As usual with interior British Columbia, the scenery was gorgeous and we lucked out with blistering weather. That right there made it a decent experience. Let's analyze it from the start however. The highway drive was greeted by an aging sign that just didn't stick out like a true resort sign should. Colours were fading and it could be missed if the sun was setting. This appeared to be a re-occuring theme in the park, as I found out its at least 45 years old, and some of it fits that bill. When we went to check-in, we were greeted by an extremely friendly staff member who made us feel comfortable immediately. Being my first time visiting, I thought the outstanding theme of the park would fit its name: Canyon "hot springs". We were, however, not even introduced or talked to about the feature that was in the very name. We were told the direction to the "pool", and the hours. Throught my 3 days there, I kept expecting to find this wealth of knowledge about the history of the springs, and its source. Not once did it appear sadly, and through plenty of conversation with staff no less. In my few trips to the hot spring pools, I found them to be refreshing but the condition of the pools (one hot, one mild) was in need of serious uprgrade, and again the actual pool (aside from mountain views) did not promote a feeling of "natural" or even "hot springs".
Our accomodation was one of the Family Cabins. It was a large open room with 2 beds, and a curtain seperating one of them. The biggest positive about the cabins were the sturdy construction yet rustic construction, and safe feel, but regretable draw back was the absolute darkness of the interior all hours of the day, and the completely ineffective lighting provided. Also the wood furniture was cheap and old, with serious wear and tear. Parking and access was ample and not an issue.
The RV Park was big and spacious with a giant well groomed field for outdoor activity. The catch 22 is that it is difficult to use a giant field when it is constantly being watered throughout an entire day. Again, access and parking were not an issue. Our group had 50+ people and not once did we feel at a loss for space.
The staff.....well I can honestly say I have never come across a more friendly family in my life. The place is run by an absolutely wonderful Korean family that seems to take genuine interest in each and every visitor. I truly felt this! I hope others have had this same pleasure. We were warmly greeted every morning at breakfast (breakfast was included with cabin fees) with smiles and pleasent conversation, and I can't even remember how many times I was told that "we were such a nice group". A comformting environment can do so much for an experience at a new place. It puts guests at ease and takes away so much apprehension. There was truly no shortage of ease with this family!
The pricing.....well I can honestly say I have never come across a B.C. highway-stop resort that was so expensive. Our family cabin was an astronomical $245 per night (after tax), and didn't include so much as a fork, knife or glass. It had an absolute bottom of the barrel coffee maker, a standard micorwave and a decent fridge (thank goodness). It was called a family suite, yet anymore than 2 people was $20 extra per night, per head. HUH??? Since when is a family only 2 people? The Cabin did include breakfast and access to the hot springs but the breakfast was not generally in my nutritional realm.
The RV sites were an astounding $54 per night, did not include Hot Springs access, not even full service, and although they were well maintained, it was not in the realm of luxury.
As someone on a budget, looking for a medium grade resort, this location should have been an easy pick. However, it was nowhere near economical.
So as you can see, truly a mixed bag at this resort. Majestic location, clean and well kept, fantastic staffing, but not fully utilizing its identity and priced beyond the realm of most middle class families travelling. And that darn black as night cabin interior.....

  • Stayed: August 2008
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Reviewed June 13, 2008

I can only echo the review from July 5th, less than satisfactory. We were travelling with an RV. It was the most expensive site we visited, the 'hot springs' were eye wateringly full of chlorine and hot enough to boil an egg in, and we had to pay an extortionate amount to visit them. The showers at the pool were basic to say the least. We were allocated a site about as far away from the main area as was possible, and the nearest showers were only accessable between 8am and 9pm, and we were expected to pay for the 3 minute experience. Water was not drinkable, and well, the earth did move... thanks to the freight trains a few meters away. Oh if only I knew trip advisor had camp sites reviews. Don't do it.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 18, 2007

Place was nice, Rented a little cabin which included the Hot Springs pool and breakfast the next morning (eggs,bacon, sausage, juice). The pool was crowded but it was large. Beautiful view of the mtn. The cabin was cute, dbl. bunk with single on one side and 2 singles on the other with a very small bath (no shower-charge for bath house showers). Good stopping off place on the way from Vancouver to Calgary. Paid $110 US

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 14, 2007

Also known as "Albert Canyon Hot Springs".

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100% non-refundable cancellation policy for our stay.

This was to be a stop to tour Revelstoke and Glacier National parks and the Rogers Pass centre, on a tour from Vancouver to Banff and the Rockies.

This place is run down, but is yet baseline clean. We booked two of the "log cabins" to accommodate two couples. We paid $125 plus tax for a total of about $150 a night. This includes a non-declinable day pass to the pool, and free use of the showers that serve the pool, (two out of three showers in working condition) that provided a fine tepid mist. There is also a shower house that is for RV camper guests that is coin operated. The free showers that are included have limited hours of operation (9:00am to 10:00pm) so if you wish to hit the road early AND have a shower be prepared to pay for your shower. You are also provided a non-declinable breakfast which was actually pretty good. The drinking water is deemed to be non-potable under Canada's laws for water. Upon checking in you are provided with instructions for treating this water by boiling or bleach and refrigeration, or buying their bottled water at inflated prices. I told them that they should have let me know about the non-potable water when I booked the cabin and I would have come prepared to treat their water and that they should provide me bottled water at no charge, but they said that I could just drink the water as is. If you want ice for a cocktail you must buy a whole bag at $3.00.

The cabin does have a toilet, two tiny windows (one that opens for ventilation) a small porch, one lawn chair outside, and several log stools and table. Sleeping arrangements are one double and three single bunks. The cabin stank of stale spilled beer, so I gave the floor a spray with window cleaner and did a quick cleaning which helped reduce the odour. Outside is a nice central fire pit to serve the cluster of cabins. It also provided thick choking smoke at times. The mosquitoes were ravenous!!

The Trans Canada highway is pretty easy to hear in the cabin, but that was of little concern compared to the thunder from the freight trains that pass close by and actually shake the earth beneath your cabin.

If you are looking for a run down rustic experience, along a noisy transportation corridor, in a scenic setting at inflated prices, with many weird rules, this is it.

Try camping at the gorgeous Illecillewaet campground for a true BC mountain experience.

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017
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Additional Information about Canyon Hot Springs

Address: 1-7050 Trans Canada Hyw, Revelstoke, British Columbia V0E 2S0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Revelstoke
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
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Ranked #16 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Revelstoke
Price Range: $85 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Canyon Hot Springs Hotel Revelstoke

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