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Crazy Fun Hot Pools, Waterfall & Suspension Bridge

Crazy Fun Hot Pools, Waterfall & Suspension Bridge

“The waterfall operates at a thundering level of loud when the river is running high and there is allot of snow melt (melted water) churning down Crazy Creek. So loud that the waterfall will paint the lower sightseeing platform with a hazy, watery mist.”

Recently, we buckled up for an adventure exploring the hot pools, waterfall and suspension bridge at Crazy Creek Resort located in the West Kootenays, Eagle Pass Valley area. The 67 hectare (165 acre) resort is situated on the Trans Canada Highway (Hwy #1) in an area called Malakwa, BC which is half-way between the communities of Sicamous and Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada.

Crazy Creek Resort

Hot Pools at Crazy Creek Resort

The main attractions at Crazy Creek resort are the 3 hot pools, the cascading waterfall and a 73 metre (240 ft) suspension bridge. There is also a campground and some accommodation suites for multi day visits.

The 3 hot pools, the main attraction, range in temperature from 32 degrees Celsius to 40 degrees Celsius. The Crazy Creek hot pools provide travelers some welcomed relaxation after a day on the road or after coming back from an adventure.

The source of the mineral water comes from the base of Eagle Pass Mountain. The mountain region is a popular destination for heli skiing, hiking and ATVing. Good thing too that the Crazy Creek Resort is “smack-dab” in the centre of it all and is open year round.

Once the natural spring water reaches the resort from Eagle Pass Mountain it is then treated with a geothermal technique thus generating no sulphur smells. Big plus! Surrounding the hot pools are deck chairs, tables and umbrellas (for shade). The natural hot pools, campground and accommodations are located in a beautiful forested environment. It is a song bird’s paradise – all were chirping tunes at the same time on this visit.

Crazy Creek Resort

Waterfalling with the “eh Team”

The office for the hot pools is the main welcoming centre for all the services on site including the campground, self contained accommodations, waterfall and suspension bridge hiking trail. Inside the main building are change rooms, lockers, linens and showers catering to guests and travelers who wish to enjoy the resort. There are also some gifts and swim suits for sale just in case yours was left at home hanging on the shower rod.

“The waterfall was the highlight on this trip because we love waterfalling.”

Crazy Creek Resort

Suspension Bridge at Crazy Creek Resort

The trailhead path leading up to the 2-tier cascading waterfall is accessed just next to the office. The 1+ kilometre or so gravel walking path climbs up a slight hill before connecting to a suspension bridge and views of the waterfall. Before crossing the bridge there are some boardwalk steps (sometimes slippery) leading down to the best viewing platform on site. Not just any viewing platform either. No… this one sits right in front of the waterfall providing an “in-your-face” eye-level view of the churning white water. When your fascination is over climb back up to the suspension bridge.

Crazy Creek Resort

RV Campground at Crazy Creek Resort

There are viewing platforms located on both sides of the gorge via the 73 metre (240 ft) suspension bridge. The bridge itself provides an elevated view overlooking the waterfall and the water source itself, Crazy Creek.

On the other end of the bridge is an outdoor patio with public washrooms, water fountain, ice cream/snack shop and more boardwalk paths leading to more viewing platforms (watch the attached video and you will get the drift). The ice cream/snack shop is mostly open during summer peak hours only.

How loud and big will the waterfall be during your visit depends on the season. The waterfall operates at a thundering level of loud when the river is running high and there is allot of snow melt (melted water) churning down Crazy Creek. So loud that the waterfall will paint the lower sightseeing platform with a hazy, watery mist. Nature has a habit of producing some of the best sights and sounds one can ever experience don’t you think? I So loved it!

For RVs there are 15 or 30 amp powered campsites available. Each site has picnic tables and access to washrooms and showers. For travelers who want a roof and bed with all the amenities for cooking, lounging and sleeping there are some self contained accommodations as well. For groups there is a convention centre meeting room available for your family reunions and/or special occasions.

Stars of Tourism

Stars of Tourism

The “STARS OF TOURISM” program highlights selected Canadian accommodations, attractions and adventures the “eh Team” brothers explore during the summer of 2014 in the name of tourism and travel research for their ehCanadaTravel.com website, blog, social media channels and ehTV (YouTube).


Crazy Creek Resort : www.crazycreekresort.com
6162 Trans-Canada Highway  1
Malakwa, B.C.  Canada  V0E 2J0

Toll Free : 1-855-836-4097

Emails : hotpools@crazycreekresort.com



The “eh Team” of ehCanadaTravel.com (eh Canada Travel & Adventure) are the brother team of Greg and Colin Girard. Together they are the brains behind the ehCanadaTravel.com travel website, blog, social media and ehTV which is the largest and fastest growing booking, planning and researching tourism and travel network for Western and Northern Canada – currently expanding into Eastern and Atlantic Canada.


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