Liard River Hot Springs is located directly inside a forest within British Columbia. It has brought relaxation and healing to thousands of people from all over the world and is the second largest hot spring in Canada. What makes it so popular is it’s location within Provincial Park and the feeling of seclusion while you soak in temperatures ranging between 107 – 125 degrees.
Liard Hot Springs has become quite popular due to it’s location and natural setting. Tourists love to choose this spot for camping and lodging as there are very scenic hikes as you tour Provincial Park. The natural thermal springs are open every day of the year and include an Alpha pool that can be quite hot to most. However as you move down the river you can find some cooler temps. They did use to have a Beta pool, but that unfortunately has been closed. There is a nice boardwalk that leads to the hot springs and passes some great views of the lush vegetation and swamps. The resort does ask that you remain on the boardwalk to avoid damaging the habitat. Even if you stay on it you will catch a lot of wildlife including birds, mammals, and even some moose.
The lodge and resort due provide several amenities for you including:
Playground for Kids
Information About the Park
The history of Fort Liard hot springs dates back to Alaskan travelers who used to to relax after a long day. These days tourists take the Alaska Highway to get to the Provincial Park and commute back all in a day. If you plan on staying for the night, Muncho Lake has the best accommodations and hotels in the area. You can also find good lodging and campgrounds within miles of Liard River Hot Springs if you want to rough it in the wilderness. Whichever you decide, there is no shortage on places to stay while you enjoy the healing waters.
Liard Hot Springs Tips
– Try to visit the springs during the off season to avoid crowded pools. Summer time is especially busy so plan accordlingly
– The Springs are rather hot so be sure to bring some snacks and water to stay hydrated
– Bring a change of clothes for when you get out of the pools. Weather can be sporadic at times so it’s good to have layers
– Flashlights are recommended if you plan on enjoy the springs during night
Liard Hot Springs Prices
– Adults – $5
– Kids – $3
– Families – $10