Harrison Hot Springs has two hotsprings at the south end of Harrison Lake: the Potash with a temperature of 40°C (120°F), and the Sulphur with a temperature of 65°C (150°F). Combining the two hot springs has an average temperature of 62.8°C (145°F) at the source, which is then cooled down for the pool to 38°C (100°F). Guests staying at the Harrison Hot Springs Spa Resort Hotel may access its two indoor and 3 outdoor pools with mountains rising in the background, cascading waterfall, rock formations, and plants to simulate a typical West Coast scenery of bewitching beauty. The Public Pool accessible by all visitors to Harrison Hot Springs is centrally located at the junction of Hot Springs Road and Esplanade Avenue.
Harrison’s Hot Springs, originally revered as the “healing place” by the local Sts’ailes First Nations (Salish Coast Natives), are rich in 8 minerals at an average 1300 ppm of dissolved mineral solids, including sulphur, iron, magnesia, Epsom salts, iodine, potash and alum. The rejuvenating mineral waters are said to bring relief to sufferers of rheumatism and arthritis through the benefits of the minerals.
Other great public Hot Springs in BC include:
• Canyon Hot Springs
• Fairmont Hot Springs
• Halcyon Hot Springs
• Liard Hot Springs
• Nakusp Hot Springs
• Radium Hot Springs
Hot Springs in Alberta:
• Banff Hot Springs
• Miette Hot Springs (Jasper National Park)