The owners of the Takhini Hot Springs will revamp the facility to give it a more natural look, and they will also add a pool. (Elyn Jones/CBC)
The owners of the Takhini Hot Springs near Whitehorse have decided on a whole new look for the facility.
Gary Umbrich, the owner of the hot springs, has been working with the Yukon Business Development Program to re-design the hot pools.
He said right now, they’re working on a business plan to move the project forward. They’re also working with Vancouver-based Broadway Architects.
Gary Umbrich, the owner of the hot springs, said they’re bringing in an expert in building hot springs to help with the re-vamp.
The new pool will look more like the Liard hot springs and have a more natural look. Umbrich said he’s working with expert builder Mike Sato on the new design.
“Mike is considered the foremost expert in North America on hot springs. He’s visited over 100 hot springs in Canada, over 100 hot springs in the United States and over 700 hot springs in Japan,” said Umbrich.
The new pools will be built in a different location, which means the existing pools will remain open during construction.