Thumbs up to Nakusp

Seattle Times travel writer gives Nakusp major thumbs up.

Local hot springs have attracted some flattering press south of the border.  Columnist and author Christy Karras has written a complimentary feature in The Seattle Times.   She reviews multiple area hot springs and attractions for others who might be keen to check it out for themselves.

Karras states that she originally discovered the area while doing research with her co-author Steve Zusy for their book, Motorcycle Touring in the Pacific Northwest.  She writes that the first trip was too rushed but had vowed to come back as she enjoyed the area enough to return.  Taking more time on this journey to explore, she set out from Spokane to Nelson and drove through on her motorcycle while sampling the waters at Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort, Nakusp Hot Springs and Halcyon Hot Springs.

The article is written favourably about our area and in the style of travel-guide including what she thought of each of the springs, and a few tips about nearby accommodation.  Karras meandered through Kaslo and Sandon, mentioning both places in her article.

Writing mainly on the topics of travel, recreation and entertainment, she has written nearly 80 features for The Seattle Times.  Her introduction to the area came via the Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah movie, Roxanne which was filmed in Nelson in 1986.

The Times is Seattle’s daily newspaper with a readership of over 200,000.  The feature was published in the Travel and Outdoors section on August 27 and is available to read online at


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