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Brim River Hot Springs

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The Brim River Hot Springs are about 600 metres up the Brim River from the mouth of Owy-acumish Bay, on the other side of Gardner Canal. The River is tidal at least as far as the springs, and at high tide, boats can navigate it, albeit they may be submerged at this point. Otherwise, you’ll have to take a short forested walk from the ancient home on the mudflats.

On the Brim River’s east bank. The hottest temperature ever reported was 56 degrees Celsius.

 

 

 

Brim River Hot Springs Protected Area and Owyacumish River Park, which are adjacent, exemplify the harsh terrain and stunning beauty of the BC north coast. The rivers flow through narrow valleys with steep, bare rock walls and several waterfalls, all of which are flanked by the Kitimat Coastal mountain range’s snow-capped peaks, old-growth forests, and a remarkable range of untouched natural plant communities can all be found in the area. The area’s remoteness and pristine condition, combined with the marine – freshwater interaction, provide high-value habitat for a variety of wildlife species, from shorebirds to grizzly bears.

In 2005, the area surrounding the Springs was designated the brim River Hot Springs protected area. See the BC parks website for details.

 

 

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