Monday, 19 February 2018

Nass Valley Hot Springs

The best way to fill up a day is to make up your own adventure. We took a drive to find the Nass Valley Hot Springs. Its such a beautiful drive even in the Winter! You take Nisga’a Highway from through the lava beds near Aiyansh and head towards Greenville. I love filling our cooler and hopping in the car with my family.
We stopped and got out at a look out point along the lake to check out the frozen icicles. Its nice to take the time to check things out and not just drive by them. Mahikan of course tried to bring a huge icicle into the vehicle to keep. I doubt many people walk along the road to see ice haha
We had no idea where the hot springs were and of course we didn't actually google it before we left the house. You lose cell service just outside of Terrace too. I didn't have a signal the whole time we were gone. Sean said when we were at 1/4 tank of gas we would have to turn around whether we found the hot springs or not. Right at our turn around point we found it so that was lucky. We got there around 3 pm there was a good amount of light the whole time. Its a bit of a walk in to the springs. Apparently its a wooden board walk style trail. All we seen was a snow path of course. There was a lot of people in the tubs when we came up but it cleared out pretty fast. Mahikan was so unsure at first and he was the most excited when we were driving. He couldn't get over the smell of eggs. The largest tub is the coolest in temperature and its a little more raw compared to the other two which is cool. The bottom is rock and the water looks murky. There are two other tubs that are really these really nice cedar basins.  Zola said it was the prettiest stinky water she had ever been in. We will for sure be back once the snow has melted so we can stop and see the lava beds.

A bit of a walk into the hot springs. Under the snow is wooden plank walk ways.

 Nahlin in the smallest and hottest tub. He lasted a few min.
 Sean liked the look of his silver ring from the minerals.

  BRING SANDALS OR WATER SHOES! There are three separate tubs ranging in temperature. So if you didn't bring flip flops (like Nahlin) then you're walking along the snowy/icy paths in bare feet.

 Driving home the lake was covered in the cool looking fog over the snow.

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