Most of Canada’s hot springs are located in British Columbia. The hot mineral springs water from Tsek Hot Springs’ source pool originates from the Pemberton Volcanic Belt, which is part of the Cascade Arc. Odourless and clear, the hot mineral springs water consists of mainly sulphate, chloride, sodium, and calcium.*
*Woodsworth, Glenn et. al., Hot Springs of Western Canada: A Complete Guide, 3 Ed., 2014.
According to the traditions, Tsek Hot Springs were created by the transformer utszím’alh. An elderly couple asked utszím’alh to change them into two springs: one hot and one cold. They wanted to be side-by-side so people who bathed in them, and drank their water, would become well.