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Liard River Hot Springs Park


Vehicle-accessible camping

This park offers vehicle-accessible campsites.

Campsite reservations are accepted and first come, first served sites are also available. Camping fees are payable in cash only at the park.

Vehicle-accessible camping fee: $26.00 per party per night
BC senior’s rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $13.00 per senior party per night. Read the user fees policy for information on senior camping discounts.
Winter camping

Winter vehicle accessible camping fee: $16.00 per party per night

Winter camping fees are charged in the off-season, services may be reduced this time of year.

Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for this park.

Picnic areas

There is a day-use fee at Liard River Hot Springs Park for use of the hot springs. From April 1 to October 31, the fee is $5 for adults, $3 for children or $10 for families. Annual passes cost $10 for adults and $20 for families. Visitors pay at the staffed gatehouse, which also functions as the local visitor centre.

75% of these revenues will be invested back into the park. The funding will go towards increased services and staff presence. These new fees will also help to cover this park’s maintenance costs, which are high due to weather variances and heavy use.

Pit or flush toilets

This park only has pit toilets, no flush toilets.

Drinking water

Two hand pumps are available in the campground. Taps are shut off during the off-season.


An adventure playground is located in the day-use area.


While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.

Hot spring

The hot springs complex is of national ecological significance and is well known for its natural setting in a lush boreal spruce forest. The hot spring open to the public is called Alpha pool, with water temperatures ranging from 42°C to 52°C. Facilities include a change house and composting toilet. A boardwalk, which leads to the hot spring pools, passes through a warm water swamp and boreal forest that supports rich and diverse plant communities as well as mammal and bird species. Visitors are required to stay on the boardwalk at all times in this area so as not to disturb the sensitive habitat.


For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.


Visitors can bathe in the Alpha pool which has a shallow end for children, benches are also located in the pool. There are no lifeguards on duty.

Wildlife viewing

A boardwalk, which leads to the hot spring pools, passes through a warm water swamp and boreal forest which supports rich and diverse plant communities as well as mammal and bird species. Watch for moose feeding in the the warm water swamps.

Pets on leash

Pets and domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.


Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.

Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Liard River Hot Springs Park. E-bikes are restricted to park roads and areas where motorized use is permitted. The only exception to this policy will be for authorized and identified trail maintenance bikes conducting work on behalf of BC Parks.