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Takhini Hot Springs, Whitehorse

Categories: Hot Springs, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.4/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
Soak in the warm waters of the earth at the two pools of Takhini Hot Springs. Water rushes out of the earth at 48 C (118 F) and splits into two pools, a warm one closer to where the water emerges and a cooler pool further away. When you arrive, you are given flip flops to enter, a towel, use of the changing rooms, and a padlock to keep your items safe. Request a watch to time your soak. After a soak, you can visit the on-site restaurant. Put Takhini Hot Springs on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Whitehorse family vacation planner.
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  • Me and three of my friends spent 1.5 amazing hours at the hot springs. Wow. It was amazing. It was a relaxing environment (we went after 7pm when there was no children allowed). The night was cool and...  read more »
  • We went to the hot springs at the very end of our 13 days in the Yukon. It was perfect. There is a smell of sulphur in the air but once you are in the hot springs you don't smell it. It wasn't very bu...  read more »
  • The first turn you take has a sign in front of this fence/property, at first we thought it was there but the sign says to go down the road more. I admit we had to stop at that corner lot again and ask...  read more »
  • The hot springs are pumped into concrete pools daily, the comments regarding the bugs need to be taken lightly since the waters are not filtered nor chlorinated so the sulphides will attract bugs... Just go to Liard and see the bugs there and you will understand. Great staff and not too busy. If they were more rustic without the concrete they would have gotten 5 stars but I understand that isn't always feasible
  • Wonderful place to relax in lovely scenery, and it's scheduled for improvements so is only going to get better. A must-do when visiting Whitehorse. Has a nice cafe - serving delicious crepes - attached!
  • After a week hard work, this is definitely the best place to go to relax myself. Small and quiet, plus only 30 mins away from the town. I just love it!
  • Tahini Hot Springs & Campground Campground This campground is full of missed opportunities. Yet another campground created by non-campers. Roads are too narrow and only the best drivers of big rigs will make the curves without damaging trees and/ or vehicles. Some of the electric hookups were on the correct side, but some, like ours, were on the opposite side making plug-in difficult. The campground map does not show where trash or water is located. Called first to make a reservation and it went to voicemail - never got a return call. Other than actual checkin where someone did finally show up, each time we went to the office, no one was there. A sign inside the first door says "ring bell" but there is no bell there. The WiFi is free but they've set it up so you must look at their website first which has HUGE pictures and takes forever to load before you can go to email, etc. lots of flying gnat-like bugs here. On the positive side, we had 50 amp (no water or sewer at sites), and sites were plenty long and wide. Beautifully wooded area. they were working on leveling out the gravel road and there were men building structures, so maybe there's hope. They mostly just need to get their act together - with the nearby hot springs, they are sitting on a gold mine. Even with the downfalls of both the campground and hot springs pools, we will probably be back because the water in the hot springs is that good. HOT SPRINGS Charming hot springs with a warm side and much hotter side. Pools surrounded by greenhouse glass in wooden frames. Lockers and showers beforehand, including requirement of flip-flop or waterproof shoes helps with hygiene. Besides the inviting temperatures, the minerals in the water felt healing. Open until 10 p.m., reasonable rates, and there is even a small restaurant that opens around 4 p.m. Prairie dogs and fox were sighted while there. Plus this is only a 30-minute drive from Whitehorse. On the down side, the pools are run-down and don't appear to have been vacuumed in weeks or painted in years. Also, gnat-like flying bugs are abundant here and it would benefit if the staff were scooping with a fine net each hour (only saw it done once, half-heartedly, in more than 3 hours there).
  • Hot pools were wonderful - about a minute walk. The RV park was quiet and clean. Many rules were posted. Our fire pit was dug into the ground, so a fire could not get enough air to burn. The electrical 30 amp receptacle was upside down and on the wrong side. The electrical service was right where you walked into it if you pulled in as directed. No water for rinsing at the dumps station.
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