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Address: Kaslo Creek Fork Road South, Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia V0G 1A0, Canada
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Saw the salmon swimming upstream! Beautiful mountain vistas from the beach!

This is a lovely park, but is about 45 minutes away from Nelson. The salmon were spawning so we saw them swimming upstream in a small area of the creek. Bears were feeding on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 September 2016
Penny S
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Edmonton
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Edmonton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is a lovely park, but is about 45 minutes away from Nelson. The salmon were spawning so we saw them swimming upstream in a small area of the creek. Bears were feeding on them in another area, so parts of the lookout points were closed for safety reasons. The beach is lovely but the water is glacier-fed, so it... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

While traveling through my wife and I decided to visit this park. If you happen to miss the turn off like we did not to worry there are turn around at every side. This is one beautiful park and wow i`m so glad we stayed even if it was just for an hour( we were in a rush to get... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

A nice 4 hour return hike with the kids. Almost didn't make it out of the parking lot as we spotted a bear cub just a few minutes into the hike. We retreated to the parking lot, and waited to join another group before leaving as the mother was nowhere in sight. Very beautiful hike. Would have loved to continue... More 

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washington state
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

about 11k up a dirt road (watch for rocks and holes) to the trail head. then a short 2 mile round trip hike. steep at teh beginning (and end) but not bad. watch for tree roots and fallen trees. when wet watch the rocks and the creek. bears I guess are up there too but we didn't see any. beautiful... More 

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

They have recently been purchased by a southern BC First Nation. Hoping for some improvements though service good. Main pools were crowded on his rainy day. Too many children being their active selves. An adult only pool would be great and a bigger hot pool.

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Liberty Lake, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

What an amazing place for a hike. It is like the land of waterfalls on the approximately 3 mile slog uphill to Kokanee Lake. Water anf lush forest greenery in all directions leading to spectacular mountains. Even in August the wildflowers were in full bloom. Beautiful vistas in every direction. We started at Gibson Lake, which itself is quite lovely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Just plan beautiful all around. Great for couples, family or just some friends. Good for a day trip or even just a couple hours for lunch! You wont be disappointed.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Aside from the stunning vistas, lush alpine, and sweet mountain air, the real success story of this hike was that my daughters (aged 8 and nearly 5) loved it! We did the hike to Kokanee Lake and back - 9k in total. There was so much beauty that my kids were engaged throughout. I will say that the 16km of... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

Loved the trail with trekking guide. I was inexperienced but found (with the guide's help) an exhilarating hike with beautiful views at every turn.

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Hayden, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

The drive up to the parking area can be a little long but well worth the trip. It is a narrow dirt road with a lot of bumps but I have driven it in a Honda Accord. Best time to go is in the spring just after it is graded. On the road up a pleasant side walk is through... More 

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