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Liard River Hot Springs

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As you ease into Canada’s second largest hot spring, relaxation pours into your body. After a hard day on the road, travellers traveling to Alaska can relax at Liard River Hot Springs.

The hot springs complex is noted for its natural setting in a lush boreal spruce forest, and it is of national ecological value. During the summer months, the park is such a popular tourist destination that the campground fills up early each day. Liard is also open throughout the year. Alpha Pool, a public hot spring with water temperatures ranging from 42°C to 52°C, is open to the public. A changing room and a composting toilet are available. A boardwalk that leads to the hot spring pools travels through a warm water swamp and boreal woodland, which are home to a broad range of plant groups as well as mammalian and avian species.

To avoid disturbing the vulnerable habitat, visitors must stay on the boardwalk at all times in this region. In the warm water wetlands, keep an eye out for moose eating. The area was formerly known as the “Tropical Valley” because of the rich plant life impacted by the springs’ warmth.

 

The tiny freshwater fish darting back and forth under the park’s wooden boardwalk are lake chub. Endemic to the park, these small fish are unique among North American minnows because they can survive in such warm water. the absolute number of Lake Chub in the Liard Hot Springs complex is not known but they are abundant and may number in the thousands.


Liard River Hot Springs is located on the Alaska Highway at kilometer 765, some 60 kilometers north of Muncho Lake Provincial Park.

Day of Inception: April 26, 1957

Size of the park: 1,082 hectares

Kootenay Forest Services Ltd. proudly operates this park.

For more information on the campground, contact Kootenay Forest Services at kootenayforestservices@gmail.com.

ph: 250 776-7000

 access to campsite reservations 

 

User Fees

The day-use fee is $5 for adults, $3 for youngsters, and $10 for families from April 1 to October 31.

Adult annual passes are $10, and family passes are $20.

Visitors must pay at the gatehouse, which also serves as a nearby visitor center. The funds will be used to expand programs and personnel presence. The payments also contribute to the park’s upkeep expenses, which are elevated due to environmental variations and heavy usage. At the park, all fees must be paid in cash.

Reservations for campsites must be made by Discover Camping. When no reservations are open, all campsites are first-come, first-served.

 

Have you ever seen a bison? 
Learn about BC's bison in our Spring Issue where we visit the rockymountainbuffaloranch. If you're near Golden, stop in for a Buffalo Tour or stay a while in one of the rustic cabins overlooking the pastures.
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Wood Bison crossing the Alaska Highway in Liard Hot Springs Provincial Park.

Have you ever seen a bison?
Learn about BC's bison in our Spring Issue where we visit the rockymountainbuffaloranch. If you're near Golden, stop in for a Buffalo Tour or stay a while in one of the rustic cabins overlooking the pastures.
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Photo by wildnorthphotos

Wood Bison crossing the Alaska Highway in Liard Hot Springs Provincial Park.
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We drove 8h round trip from Fort Nelson to go to Liard River Hot Springs! I’ve been before, but it was in June. Ever since, I’ve been looking forward to returning in winter. A short boardwalk takes you to the hot springs, and on the cooler side, you can head downstream until the branches converge and you’re in the middle of this winter wonderland. The water in the main pool is around 40°C and the ambient air temperature was approximately -25°C. Definitely stop by if you’re ever on the Alaska Highway!

We drove 8h round trip from Fort Nelson to go to Liard River Hot Springs! I’ve been before, but it was in June. Ever since, I’ve been looking forward to returning in winter. A short boardwalk takes you to the hot springs, and on the cooler side, you can head downstream until the branches converge and you’re in the middle of this winter wonderland. The water in the main pool is around 40°C and the ambient air temperature was approximately -25°C. Definitely stop by if you’re ever on the Alaska Highway! ...

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Liard River Hotsprings. 

I was hoping for Northern Lights while up at Liard, but I guess this will do.

Liard River Hotsprings.

I was hoping for Northern Lights while up at Liard, but I guess this will do.
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Have you ever seen the Northern Lights? 

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Have you ever seen the Northern Lights?

Travelled from Mile Zero to Mile 475 just to take a warm bath.

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Feb 2020 at Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park. We took a 4h (each way from Fort Nelson) drive to visit the hot springs in -30C weather. Absolutely worth the slight white-knuckled drive for this winter wonderland. 

Leaving the hot spring was the hardest part... It’s hard to convince your body to leave 30C+ water when you KNOW it’s -30C outside 😂 A lot of self pep talk had to happen, and I don’t think I’ve ever gotten changed as fast in my life.

Feb 2020 at Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park. We took a 4h (each way from Fort Nelson) drive to visit the hot springs in -30C weather. Absolutely worth the slight white-knuckled drive for this winter wonderland.

Leaving the hot spring was the hardest part... It’s hard to convince your body to leave 30C+ water when you KNOW it’s -30C outside 😂 A lot of self pep talk had to happen, and I don’t think I’ve ever gotten changed as fast in my life.
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Follow a wooden boardwalk path through a warm-water swamp and boreal forest to soak in Canada’s second largest hot springs. Originally known as Tropical Valley for its lush terrain, Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park in British Columbia encompasses about eight pools, one of which is open to bathers. The thermal waters simmer between 108° and 126°F in the rustic public pool, making the park a popular rest stop for drivers on the nearby Alaska Highway. The hot springs draw people from all over the world.

🔗 In our bio. Also check out our updated app!

📸 By missdiazxox

#Liardriverhotsprings #liardsprings
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Follow a wooden boardwalk path through a warm-water swamp and boreal forest to soak in Canada’s second largest hot springs. Originally known as Tropical Valley for its lush terrain, Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park in British Columbia encompasses about eight pools, one of which is open to bathers. The thermal waters simmer between 108° and 126°F in the rustic public pool, making the park a popular rest stop for drivers on the nearby Alaska Highway. The hot springs draw people from all over the world.

🔗 In our bio. Also check out our updated app!

📸 By missdiazxox

#Liardriverhotsprings #liardsprings
#hotsprings #hotspring #hotspringsontap #bcdbased #hotspringdays #love #colddayshotwater #getoutside #explorebc #hotspringseason #views #takeabreak #TakeABreath #hotspringsofbc #bccanada #truenorth
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This was an absolute dream come true. 

Sitting in an all natural hot spring in the fall catching a sunset. I could have spent hours on hours in here. Total relaxation mode. 

More about this beautiful place be coming up this weekend in my blog 👌🍂🍁

This was third time I've been in one and they fascinate me and feel so good for the mind and body all in one. I love my baths but they do not come close to this. 🙏
First time was in Peru when hiking to Machu Picchu. Second was in Costa Rica outside of La Fortuna & third was well HERE in the homeland of Canada. Canada sure is a beautiful country. 😍 

Who else loves themselves a hot spring?

This was an absolute dream come true.

Sitting in an all natural hot spring in the fall catching a sunset. I could have spent hours on hours in here. Total relaxation mode.

More about this beautiful place be coming up this weekend in my blog 👌🍂🍁

This was third time I've been in one and they fascinate me and feel so good for the mind and body all in one. I love my baths but they do not come close to this. 🙏
First time was in Peru when hiking to Machu Picchu. Second was in Costa Rica outside of La Fortuna & third was well HERE in the homeland of Canada. Canada sure is a beautiful country. 😍

Who else loves themselves a hot spring?
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found the jungle (its my hair)

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#nurfürjohanna😏

found the jungle (its my hair)

#liardriverhotsprings
#32thbirthday
#mückenplage
#auchhiernochmalposten
#nurfürjohanna😏
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