Aiyansh Hot Springs

Hot Spring

Two hot vents and two cold water pipes flowing into soaking barrels and a gravel pit, surrounded by a covered sitting area and an outhouse.

Discover the Aiyansh Hot Springs, a tranquil oasis in the Nass Valley surrounded by the stunning Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park. With its young volcanic rock formations, this location offers an unforgettable outdoor experience. Accessible via a 55 km gravel road, "The Cutoff," from the Stewart-Cassiar highway, a short five-minute hike leads to the hot springs. It does however require reservations and a small fee, and time is limited to one hour visits.

Upon arrival, visitors are greeted by two hot vents and two cold water pipes flowing into a gravel pit fitted with drain pipes. This sacred site, considered holy by the Nisga’a Nation, is a place of peace and serenity. Visitors can relax in the covered sitting area while soaking in the natural hot springs and admiring the surrounding natural beauty. An outhouse is also available for added convenience.

This once-in-a-lifetime experience offers a contrast of hot and cool water, making it a truly unique destination. The hot springs were only made public in 1997, when locals from Gitwinksihlkw built the trail and pool, making it a rare opportunity for visitors to enjoy. 

Call 250-633-3000 to book

Children: $5.00
Adults: $8.00
Families: $20

photo courtesy of Amanda Bandstra, Micheala Dodds

Address

55.139051, -129.353371

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Detailed Directions

Directions from Terrace:

  1. Drive northwest along Kalum Lake Road/ Nisga'a hwy for about 95km until you have reached the town of New Aiyansh.
  2. Take a slight left onto hwy 113 before turning left fully onto Nass Road for 17km before parking on your left 
  3. take the short 5 minute hike along the trail to reach the springs
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