Miette Hot Springs will remain closed for the 2021 operating season due to a national shortage of lifeguards.

Seasonal staff are the backbone of the operation and are critical to ensuring the health and safety of our guests. Like many other tourism businesses, Parks Canada has been unable to recruit the necessary staff required to safely open.

National lifeguard, first aid and CPR courses were cancelled during the first 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic making it impossible for new employees to enter the industry and current employees to recertify. While courses are gradually restarting, many prospective employees have moved to industries with greater stability or that were able to offer employment sooner.

The hot springs typically operate seasonally, from May until October, each year. Miette Hot Springs is expected to reopen in May 2022. Hours of operation for the 2022 season will be published on our website by late April 2022.

To apply to work as a lifeguard or cashier at Miette Hot Springs please visit jobs.gc.ca in the fall of 2021 for job postings. Interviews will begin as early as late-December 2021 for the 2022 season.