August 10, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
Fort Nelson, Hot Springs
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Recently I went on a trip up North, and on the way decided to stop at Liard Hot springs. I had heard that the hot springs were very rustic and natural, and was interested in seeing for park for myself. Upon arrival at the gate for the Provincial Park you have the option of paying for day use of the hot springs and park, or for camping, with the fee for the hot spring already included in the price. The fee is quite reasonable at $5.00 for an adult for the day. There is about a five minute walk from the parking lot to the hot springs along a wooden boardwalk. The walk to get to the hot springs is very beautiful and interesting with signs along the way describing types of hot water fish that live in the marshy areas near the hot springs. Upon arrival at the hot springs I was surprised to see that it was not quite as rustic as I’d heard. There are change rooms by the hot springs and a patio area for sitting and cooling down. The pools however appeared to be naturally made. There are two pools that make up the hot springs – a warm pool and a hot pool, separated by a wooden wall. Both pools appeared to be quite popular with the visitors, and have several wooden benches inserted under the water. Despite not being quite as rustic as I had hoped the hot springs were a nice, relaxing way to spend an afternoon, and I look forward to visiting again!