On long road trips, we like to give the kids a chance to explore, run (even swim) to break up the driving and make the drive easier on us, as parents. On the way to Shuswaps this year, we planned a couple of stops: a playground, a roadside waterfall, a train crossing, and finally: a swim at Crazy Creek Hot Springs.
Getting to the Springs
Crazy Creek Resort is a four season resort between Revelstoke and Sicamous, BC. Visit the suspension bridge, waterfalls and hot pools at this Eagle Pass rest. The resort includes a combination of hot, warm and cold pools, places to lounge and waterfalls, board walks and a suspension bridge to explore in the area.
Visiting Crazy Creek Hot Springs
Plan to spend at least an hour between the pools and the fun things to explore in the area with kids. There are bathrooms, showers and even a campground on site.
The suspension bridge is an add on experience that is $11.43 (adults) and $6.20 (children 5-12). The experience provides a unique lookout point to the nearby waterfall, so close in fact that you can feel the spray on your face as you walk across the bridge. The 240-foot bridge was a favourite for 2/3 kids. The other had one look at the bridge and decided that she was going to stay put, on land.
The suspension bridge and viewing decks are only a six or seven minute walk from the parking lot. It’s far enough that you’re going to be able to stretch your legs, but not too far that you’re going to be spending too much time outside of the vehicle if you’re trying to find a quick (but fun and interesting stop).
Admission to the hot springs is $12.50 (adults) and $7.50 (children). Children under the age of two are free. Next time, we would plan to spend more time at the resort area, because it can be a bit costly if you’re only going to spend an hour or so, on-site.
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