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Keyhole Hot Springs

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Keyhole Hot Springs (also known as Pebble Creek Hot Springs) is located 100 kilometers from Whistler (Village Gate Blvd). While the majority of the 100 kilometers are on logging roads, the conditions are suitable for most vehicles.
The hot springs at Keyhole emerge from the ground next to the Lillooet River’s swirling, roaring, and glacier-colored water. The color changes with the seasons, but it is always a wonderful, rich, milky turquoise. When sunshine penetrates the deep gorge, the milky turquoise transforms into an unnaturally bizarre emerald green that swirls all around you.
Sitting in the springs, you gaze out at the steep rock face and the vast, truck-sized blocks of it that lies in the river beside you.

The Lillooet River is Powered by many glaciers and snow-capped mountains visible all the way to Pemberton. Take a look in the distance at the Lillooet River crossing in Pemberton Meadows, and you’ll see Mount Meager, a spectacularly jagged and violent-looking mountain.

 

It’s also a safe place to think about Mount Meager, which caused Canada’s largest volcanic eruption in the last ten thousand years. It happened about 2400 years ago, and Keyhole and Meager Hot Springs are signs of recent volcanic activity, with another significant eruption conceivable. Keyhole Hot Springs has a pretty complex hot springs layout for such a remote location, as well as a very big (unmaintained) camping area in the deep forest, high above the hot springs, about a 10-minute walk away.

 

Signs of semi-permanent tarp homes can be found in various states of decay, but the campsite area is impressive overall. It is perched on a great bluff with excellent views of the river below and cliff, valleys, and waterfalls across, with the exception of being dark due to the dense forest and freshwater a steep, 5-minute walk away. If the campsite had a dozen tents, you could quickly space them apart enough that you couldn’t see or hear each other.
Keyhole Falls Hot Springs Rec Site and Trail are closed to all travelers from April 1st to November 15th each year due to heightened wildlife problems caused by recreational users. From November 16th to March 31st, it is accessible.

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Please be conscious that the Lillooet River FSR is not plowed on a daily basis during the winter, and travel can be hazardous. The route runs across several avalanche chutes. Take precautions and be aware if snow is in the forecast.

Driving Directions: The trailhead is located at 42 km on the Upper Lillooet FSR. PLEASE NOTE: During the winter, while the Hot Springs Trail is open, the Upper Lillooet FSR is not plowed or maintained. Access can be minimal, with potential avalanche danger. Please use it at your own risk.

Travel up Pemberton Meadows Road from Pemberton BC until it intersects with the Hurley Pass Road, then turn right onto the Hurley Pass Road.

Cross the Lillooet River, travel approximately 6 kilometers, turn left down the Upper Lillooet FSR, and continue upstream until 42 kilometers. Make sure you don’t take the Hurley Pass route to Gold Bridge or Bralorne.

 

Featured photo by: jm.wy

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Oh to go on hot spring adventures with friends! A little inspiration for next year, perhaps? 💭❄️ ⠀
Photo by braybraywoowoo #604Now ⠀
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Reminder to please adhere to BC health and safety measures. If you're sick, please stay home.

Oh to go on hot spring adventures with friends! A little inspiration for next year, perhaps? 💭❄️ ⠀
Photo by braybraywoowoo #604Now ⠀

Reminder to please adhere to BC health and safety measures. If you're sick, please stay home.
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Winter is my favourite season because dogs start wearing their sweaters and jackets to keep warm🥰 also I love snow⁣
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Winter is my favourite season because dogs start wearing their sweaters and jackets to keep warm🥰 also I love snow⁣


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You can't find this bathtub at your local home hardware store!!
*August long weekend friends- stay safe out there😄🏔️*

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You can't find this bathtub at your local home hardware store!!
*August long weekend friends- stay safe out there😄🏔️*

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The Nqw'elqw'elusten (Meager Creek) and Múmleqs (Keyhole) hot springs 
Something to keep your eye on. 

The goal of the management strategy is to reduce issues at hot springs.

The implementation of a visitor-use management strategy for the Meager Creek and Keyhole hot springs northwest of Pemberton is currently underway, with main challenges identified and future management strategies in place.

According to a provincial statement released in April, the Lil'wat Nation's Nqw'elqw'elusten (Meager Creek) and Mmleqs (Keyhole) hot springs are cultural and spiritually significant to the Nation.

The provincial government identified several key issues with the springs through a public engagement process conducted with the Lil'wat last year: unauthorised visitation occurs despite closures, negatively impacting important cultural sites, wildlife, and the environment; Lil'wat citizens do not feel comfortable visiting the areas; and many visitors lack awareness of Lil'wat culture, as well as knowledge about backcountry preparedness, respet, and safety.

In addition, information regarding the springs on social media is frequently erroneous and disregards current closures—Nqw'elqw'elusten is currently closed year-round, while Mmleqs is closed seasonally from April 1 to November 15.

Unsanctioned water diversion is significantly hurting at-risk species like the vivid dancer damselfly, according to the strategy, and user-built tubs at Mmleqs are not professionally designed or maintained.

Chief Dean Nelson of Lil'wat compared the situation to that of Joffre Lakes in recent years, where a surge in popularity fueled by social media has resulted in parking and rubbish difficulties.

"That's where [the hot springs] were headed," Nelson said,....... Find the rest on the website 

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The Nqw'elqw'elusten (Meager Creek) and Múmleqs (Keyhole) hot springs
Something to keep your eye on.

The goal of the management strategy is to reduce issues at hot springs.

The implementation of a visitor-use management strategy for the Meager Creek and Keyhole hot springs northwest of Pemberton is currently underway, with main challenges identified and future management strategies in place.

According to a provincial statement released in April, the Lil'wat Nation's Nqw'elqw'elusten (Meager Creek) and Mmleqs (Keyhole) hot springs are cultural and spiritually significant to the Nation.

The provincial government identified several key issues with the springs through a public engagement process conducted with the Lil'wat last year: unauthorised visitation occurs despite closures, negatively impacting important cultural sites, wildlife, and the environment; Lil'wat citizens do not feel comfortable visiting the areas; and many visitors lack awareness of Lil'wat culture, as well as knowledge about backcountry preparedness, respet, and safety.

In addition, information regarding the springs on social media is frequently erroneous and disregards current closures—Nqw'elqw'elusten is currently closed year-round, while Mmleqs is closed seasonally from April 1 to November 15.

Unsanctioned water diversion is significantly hurting at-risk species like the vivid dancer damselfly, according to the strategy, and user-built tubs at Mmleqs are not professionally designed or maintained.

Chief Dean Nelson of Lil'wat compared the situation to that of Joffre Lakes in recent years, where a surge in popularity fueled by social media has resulted in parking and rubbish difficulties.

"That's where [the hot springs] were headed," Nelson said,....... Find the rest on the website

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🌋 Keyhole Hot Springs 🌋
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Got to say I thought I was gonna die climbing with no cellphone signal, beware for grizzly bears and avalanches, and the warning that the government is in no hurry to clear snow roads till April....well I survived to live for 2021 lol!! Definitely the beauty of Mother Nature is breath taking. 
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Got to say I thought I was gonna die climbing with no cellphone signal, beware for grizzly bears and avalanches, and the warning that the government is in no hurry to clear snow roads till April....well I survived to live for 2021 lol!! Definitely the beauty of Mother Nature is breath taking.
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Driving 40k along a sketchy logging road followed by hiking through thick snow up in the mountains and through the forest to find Key Hole Hotsprings.
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Driving 40k along a sketchy logging road followed by hiking through thick snow up in the mountains and through the forest to find Key Hole Hotsprings.
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What an amazing view over a still active Volcano 🌋 on the West Coast 3 years ago! This was a week before the closure! #keyholehotsprings #mountmeager #mtmeager #vancouver #westcoastliving #hellobc #theoutboundcollective #theoutbound #nationalgeographic #outsidemagazine #natgeotravel #vancitybuzz #dailyhivevan #instagramvancouver #hike_bc #canadasworld #explorecanada #inside_vancouver #natgeo  #vancitybuzz #mountainhardware #outdoorvancouver #tourcanada #canadasworld #lovebackpacking #alwaysexplore #hikebc #explorebc #vancouvertrails🌱

What an amazing view over a still active Volcano 🌋 on the West Coast 3 years ago! This was a week before the closure! #keyholehotsprings #mountmeager #mtmeager #vancouver #westcoastliving #hellobc #theoutboundcollective #theoutbound #nationalgeographic #outsidemagazine #natgeotravel #vancitybuzz #dailyhivevan #instagramvancouver #hike_bc #canadasworld #explorecanada #inside_vancouver #natgeo #vancitybuzz #mountainhardware #outdoorvancouver #tourcanada #canadasworld #lovebackpacking #alwaysexplore #hikebc #explorebc #vancouvertrails🌱 ...

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Hot spring in beautiful nature!
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Hot spring in beautiful nature!
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We're headed to Costa Rica tomorrow for a couple weeks of sun, sand, and fishing! 🥳
As much fun as our frozen New Year's hot springs adventure was, I'm looking forward to escaping the cold for a little while. Here's hoping we catch a sailfish! 🤞
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We're headed to Costa Rica tomorrow for a couple weeks of sun, sand, and fishing! 🥳
As much fun as our frozen New Year's hot springs adventure was, I'm looking forward to escaping the cold for a little while. Here's hoping we catch a sailfish! 🤞
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A bird’s eye view to Keyhole Hot Springs.
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A bird’s eye view to Keyhole Hot Springs.
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