British Columbia Tourism Region : Kootenay Rockies
- Named after George J. Ainsworth, an American capitalist from San Francisco. Through the claim-jumping of his agent, Thomas Hammil, Ainsworth and his associates obtained possession of the fabulous Bluebell mine.
- Ainsworth is also remembered as the promoter of the Kootenay Railway and Navigation Company.
- Early settlers called this place on Kootenay Lake simply Hot Springs Camp until Ainsworth acquired the site in 1883. It then became Ainsworth Hot Springs.
- …from G.P.V. Akrigg and Helen B. Akrigg British Columbia Place Names 3rd Edition 1997
Address of this page: http://bc.ruralroutes.com/Ainsworth