Vacations To Go


Ainsworth Hot Springs


Day 1 Saturday    
8:00 a.m. Depart: Spokane  
    (Head north on Division. At the Y go right on the Newport Highway/Hwy 2. Turn left on Hwy 211. At Usk go left/north on Hwy 20. At Tiger it become Hwy 31. Before entering the town, there is a gas station on the right.)  
10:00 a.m. Arrive: Metaline Falls 96
  Do: Gas/Restroom Break  
10:20 a.m. Depart: Metaline Falls  
    (Continue right on Hwy 31. At the border it becomes Hwy 6. At Nelson go right on Hwy 3A. In town go right on Stanley. Go left on Baker.)  
11:30 a.m. Arrive: Nelson, BC 54
  Do: Lunch (Parking takes U.S. quarters)  
  Depart: Nelson, BC  
    (Continue on Baker. Go left on Hall St. Turn right on Hwy 3A at the Canada Pizza. The road will cross the bridge and go right.At Balfour continue on as the road goes left on Hwy 31. Take the left to Kootenay Lake Spa & Resort.)  
30 min. Arrive: Balfour 21
  Do: Check-in Kootenay Lakeview Spa & Resort  
  Depart: Balfour  
    (Continue left on Hwy 31. On the left side.)  
  Arrive: Ainsworth 9
Ainsworth Hot Springs and Resort
(10-9) $13/$12 60+ Canadian Dollars
  Depart: Ainsworth  
    (Go back right on Hwy 31. On the right side.)  
  Arrive: Balfour 9
  Lodge: Kootenay Lakeview Spa & Resort
1285 Queens Bay
Procter, BC V0G 1V0, Canada
(877) 229-4141


Day 2 Sunday    
Option 1:      
  Depart: Balfour  
    (Turn right on Hwy 31. It will become Hwy 3A at Balfour. Continue through Nelson. Turn left on Hwy 6 to the border. It will become Hwy 31.)  
4 hrs. Arrive: Spokane 191
Option 2:      
  Depart: Balfour  
    (Turn right on Hwy 31. On the left is the ferry.)  
8:10 a.m.
9:50 a.m.
Balfour Ferry (Free) 35 minutes
8:45 a.m.
10:25 a.m.
Arrive: Kootenay Bay  
    (Continue straight ahead on Hwy 3A.)  
1 hr 10 min. Arrive: Creston 51
    (Follow signs to the border-Right on Hwy 3, then left on Hwy 21. At the border it becomes Hwy 1. Go right on Hwy 95. Then straight ahead on Hwy 2.)  
45 min. Arrive: Bonners Ferry 35
    (Continue straight ahead on Hwy 2.)  
40 min. Arrive: Sandpoint 32
    (Continue straight ahead on Hwy 95. Enter I-90 going west.)  
1 hr 20 min. Arrive: Spokane 72