About Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat & Health Spa
The 35-acre Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat & Health Spa is located abovea pristine lake, in the middle of the inspiring, rugged Selkirk and Purcell Ranges of the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia, Canada. The retreat benefits from century-old trails established in the 1880s by early miners, as well as its proximity to Ainsworth Hot Springs. The extensive collection of limitless trails, which are all off-property, are the pulse of the health and fitness spa retreat, offering breathtaking hikes for all skill levels and new experiences daily. Small groups encourage a high staff-to-guest ratio, and visitors benefit from such program components as strategic wellness advice, nutritious cuisine, yoga and therapeutic massage.
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The Mountain Trek spa staff encourages a “boot camp” approach with exercise, balanced nutrition and lots of water. The health retreat teaches results-driven strategies for such goals as weight loss and introduces fitness classes like boxing, CrossFit, circuit and weight training and Zumba, encouraging each guest to work at his or her level; personal training is available for visitors who want a one-on-one experience. Guided hiking geared to be flexible for beginner, intermediate and advanced hikers and mindfulness practices like meditation and yoga that promote mental, spiritual and physical health create very full days for Mountain Trek guests.
Following a day of yoga, hiking and invigorating fitness, guests soothe tired muscles in the 900-square-foot spa, where an infrared sauna or steam room session readies the body for a customized deep tissue/Swedish massage using organic products. Guests can also unwind in the spa lounge, which conveniently includes a kitchenette and tea service.
Minimum spa age: 18.
Facilities & Amenities
Fitness & Activities
Nutrition Consultation or Therapy
Weight Loss Services
Location & Hours
Monday 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat & Health Spa3800 North St.
Ainsworth Hot Springs, BC V0G 2J0
- Mountain Trek is closest to the Castlegar Airport, approximately 90 minutes away; Spokane International Airport is about four hours from the retreat. Airport shuttle service is available to and from the fitness and health retreat on select days.
- Three massages are included with each stay; additional treatments are available upon request for a fee.
- The natural mountain hot springs at nearby Ainsworth are popular with tourists. The retreat offers guests a shuttle to and from the mineral pools each day.
- Guests will also enjoy exploring the lovely mountain town of Kaslo, filled with artisans and a historic 19th-century Kootenay Lake steamer museum.
Facilities & Amenities
A typical day begins at 6 a.m. with an energizing protein shake, gentle stretch yoga session and hearty breakfast before guides review the day's fitness plan. Three separate groups set out early for four-hour hikes and eat packed lunches on the trail, overlooking picturesque scenes like an alpine lake, meadow or river. After a vigorous day of challenging activity, guests make their way back to the lodge for informational seminars on various topics (nutrition, stress, sleep and detox, etc.), followed by a light dinner and evening circuit, strength and fitness training. A massage and restful lounge by the fireplace round out the day.
Each Mountain Trek package is designed to balance fitness, nutrition and relaxation activities and includes massages and all meals. Mountain hiking, winter snowshoe hiking, bootcamp, de-stress & detox and weight loss are a sampling of available programming. Additional facilities comprise an outdoor hot tub, steam room, infrared sauna, sunlit yoga studio and fitness and weight rooms.
Weight Loss/Slimming Programs
Rooms & Dining
The timber-framed lodge at Mountain Trek sits at an elevation of 2,000 feet (though some hikes may reach heights of nearly 8,000 feet). The vaulted ceilings and stone hearth of the lounge's fireplace create a relaxing, natural atmosphere for Mountain Trek visitors. The 14 private rooms for singles and couples include lake views and private ensuite bathrooms, stocked with spa fixtures. Custom-furnished rooms are in tune with the mountain spirit and are decorated with native artwork and earthy tones.
Under the guidance of Mountain Trek’s registered dietician, meals are crafted to be power packed and healthy, with freshly sourced organic ingredients. The calorie-controlled cuisine is tasty, creative and sensible, and the health retreat does its best to accommodate food preferences with the help of its chefs and kitchen staff. Mornings begin with a protein shake and hearty breakfast, followed by lunch on the trail and a gourmet dinner.
Other Needs Accommodated