Kootenay Forest Services Ltd.
For information concerning the Vehicle Accessible Campground:
Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park
- Please note: The Hanging Gardens are closed for the winter until mid-May (or until the snow is gone), for public safety reasons.
Know Before You Go
There is a seasonal day-use fee of
$5 for adults, $3 for children or $10 for families. Annual passes
cost $10 for adults and $20 for families.
Visitors can pay at the staffed gatehouse, which also functions as a local visitor centre. The funding will go toward increased services and staff presence. The fees also help to cover the park’s maintenance costs, which are high due to weather variances and heavy use. Fees are payable in cash only at the park.
About This Park
Video shot - Liard River Hot Springs.
The hot springs complex is of national ecological significance and is well known for its natural setting in a lush boreal spruce forest. The park is such a popular stop over for tourists that the campgound fills up early each day during the summer months. Liard is also open year round. There is a hot spring open to the public 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. Watch for moose feeding in the warm water swamps. Due to the lush plant life influenced by the warmth of the springs, the area was originally known as the “Tropical Valley.”
Established Date: April 26, 1957
Park Size: 1,082 hectares
| Campground Dates of Operation
All dates are subject to change without notice
|Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
(campground is accessible but may not offer full services such as water, security, etc.)
Winter fee – October 1 to April 30; reduced services
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||May 1 – September 30
|Campground Reservable Dates:||May 1– September 30|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:||53|
|Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
|Note: The above information is for the campground only. Park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit. Check the "Attention Visitor Notice" above for park alerts.|
ReservationsAll campsite reservations must be made through Discover Camping. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.
Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Liard River Hot Springs Approved Master Plan available in pdf format. [PDF 1.66MB]
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
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
Vehicle Accessible Camping
Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available. Camping fees are payable in cash only at the park.
Winter Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $16.00 per party / night