Hike-in Required
Open Year-round
Water Temperature
42.00 °C (107.60 °F)
Sensitive Habitat
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Located along the Alaska Highway at kilometer 765, one of Canada's largest hot springs invites travelers to take a therapeutic break from the road. Among dense boreal forest near Liard River, hot water trickles out of rocks and seeps out of the ground, creating a large warm-water swamp and steaming cascades. One large pool, called Alpha Pool, has been constructed near the major spring, where aqua-blue mineralized water pours from the rocks and steam rises into the trees.

Getting to the hot spring requires a short but scenic hike along a boardwalk in the warm-water swamp. You are likely to see moose and other wildlife, which seem to enjoy the warm water as well. At the pool, a wooden deck with changing rooms and cubbies borders one side, and stairs lead into the water. The upper pool is more built up and the water is hottest here, but a lower pool has a more natural feel and slightly cooler water, perfect for an extended soak. A short set of stairs leads past the pool and up to the hanging garden where hot water exudes from the rocks and nourishes a drapery of ferns and wildflowers.

This is a family-friendly hot spring, so nudity and alcohol are prohibited. It is open 24 hours a day, year round. A day use fee of $5 is payable in cash only at the entrance kiosk. The day use area is shared with campers of the adjacent Liard River Hot Springs Campground. Please be respectful of other visitors.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee


Large hot spring pool. Various temperatures. Camping nearby.



Pets allowed

Not Allowed


Big Game Watching
Family friendly
Vault toilet
Picnic tables

Number of pools



Nearby Adventures

Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park
Northern Rocky Mountain Foothills, British Columbia
Northern Rocky Mountain Foothills, British Columbia

Nearby Lodging + Camping


The Hanging Gardens area of Liard Hot Springs was the scene of a black bear attack on Aug. 14, 1997 which left two dead and two mauled: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByDYUgaOmNs
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