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Top Hotels in Hot Springs Cove

The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler
The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler
4 out of 5
4090 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC
The price is CA $161 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,454 reviews)

"our two beds room is spacious and clean. very good location, quiet but easy to walk into the village."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 2, 2020

The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler
Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa
Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
4050 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC
The price is CA $139 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 25
4.2/5Very Good! (1,263 reviews)

"While we enjoyed our stay it is absolutely outrageous that this property charges a resort fee; this serves no purpose other than to artificially lower room rates. The amenities, which amount to pool access and WIFI, do not warrant an additional $50 per night."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 3, 2020

Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa
Hotel Blu Vancouver
Hotel Blu Vancouver
4 out of 5
177 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $139 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 25
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,643 reviews)

"Very nice and clean hotel. Close to almost everything. Will definitely be back in the future."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 22, 2020

Hotel Blu Vancouver
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Hot Springs Cove

Geothermally heated waters bubble up through the rocks before tumbling into the sea at one of Vancouver Island’s most remarkable natural attractions. Nature becomes a luxurious spa at Hot Springs Cove, a secluded corner of Vancouver Island’s coastline where thermal waters cascade into the ocean. This wilderness waterfall is not only a geothermic marvel, but also a scenic natural escape. Dip into the heated pools and gaze out at the open ocean views.

The water here flows through a fissure deep underground, where it is heated to temperatures as high as 228 F (109 C) before being forced back to the surface. Once back in the open it gets cooler in natural pools of about 122 F (50 C). Watch the steam rising off the river, giving an immediate impression of the water’s warmth.

Stroll along a boardwalk through the woodland to find a swimming spot. The walk, which takes about 30 minutes, leads through a grove of green cedar trees and runs alongside the river as it cools.

Soak in one of the still pools and sit beneath the torrent of the waterfall for a powerful natural shower. The consistent warm water temperatures ensure comfortable visits at any time of year.

Although the springs are popular, local authorities have resisted the temptation to turn the cove into a tourist hotspot and the area remains largely undeveloped. Relax and enjoy the uninterrupted scenery along the other side of the cove. Watch for the whales that frequent the waters around Clayoquot Sound.

Beat the crowds to the springs by staying nearby. Accommodations are available near the cove, which allows visitors regular access to the geological phenomenon.

Hot Springs Cove is not an easy destination to find. Join a tour group from Tofino, which is about 30 miles (50 kilometers) southeast of the springs. Guides will then take you by boat or seaplane to this exclusive spot on the rugged coastline of Vancouver Island. Combine your trip to the springs with whale watching or a longer exploration of the island’s beautiful shores.