Harrison Hot Springs. Credit: Christopher Porter via Flickr CC
Family-friendly Harrison Hot Springs Resort, British Columbia
Harrison Hot Springs Resort is about a three-hour drive from Seattle, set on the eastern slope of the Coast Mountains on Harrison Lake. It’s one of a small handful of family-friendly hot springs resorts in the Northwest, and probably the best.
Guests of the resort have exclusive access to five unique pools, both indoor and outdoor, all of them fed with water piped from the nearby natural hot springs. There’s an outdoor family pool, and kids are welcome in all but one adults-only pool. A sixth pool is public and accepts day visitors.
Rooms are somewhat small, but the resort has many comfortable common areas for reading books or playing board games. The restaurants are fine, though the town of Harrison Hot Springs has more interesting options. Village Pizzeria makes several popular specialty pizzas and pasta dishes.
Location: In Okanagan, B.C., Canada, on Harrison Lake.
Info and reservations: online or call 604-796-2244