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Jun 8, 2019 - Liard River Hot Springs

Liard River Hot Springs is the second largest hot spring in Canada. The springs complex is of national ecological significance and is well known for its natural setting in a lush boreal spruce forest. We stayed in the Provincial Park that the springs are located in. So beautiful and lush!

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Alaska 2019

Jun 7, 2017 - Liard Hot Springs, YT

We followed along the Stone Mountain Range today, and alongside Muncho Lake which is 7.5 miles long. It is known to be turquoise in color, but today it was a lovely blue. It was very reflective, mirroring the mountains and trees. I read in the Milepost that some of this mountain range was considered “Folded Mountains” and kept my eye open for this. “Originally all of the rock of the Canadian Rockies lay flat on the shallow sea bed of western continental shelf, where it had accumulated grain by grain for over a billion years. About 175...

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Jun 10, 2016 - Traveling to Liard Hot Springs today!

Hello everyone, and Happy Birthday to my beautiful niece Anna Katelyn Kuhn!! I finally have access to the Internet tell you about our travels yesterday and today. We left Fort Nelson, BC headed for the famous Liard Hot Springs. We had met a group of bicyclist who have come all the way from Montana, headed to Alaska as well. There are about 25 of them. They travel about 60 miles a day. Amazing feat!! They are all older than John and I!! They have campers that follow them. We actually passed them as we made our way out of town early!! We had...

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Jun 19, 2015 - Liard River HOT springs

We marvel how well we sleep at nights - no stress and no drama. Another day to explore as we get on our way to Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park. This section of highway had some construction to widen the road. (vehicles got dirty) Also this section was never surveyed by the original engineers so the construction crews made the road the best way they could to get around and through the mountains and the route remains the same today. There are many twists and turns. We stopped near Tetsa River at a cute bakery and gift shop to treat...

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Perkins Alaska Trip

May 13, 2015 - Muncho Lake to Liard River Hot Springs - 41 Miles

DC 477 – Liard Hot Springs. We only drove about 40 miles today. We wanted to stop at the hot springs. The campground was open so we pulled into a nice spot for the night and parked the trailer. We decided to continue the drive for a bit since was still early and people were all talking about all the buffalo they had seen on the road. We drove a little further north, and found some! There were a few grazing beside the road. We also saw a caribou. We also stopped at Smith River Falls (DC 495). It was a 1 /2 mile dirt road that led to a trail....

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Aug 7, 2014 - Liard Hot Springs, BC, Canada

Hello Everyone, Well, the past few days have been quite the driving days as we head back south to the US now that our Alaska Tour is complete! Four of us have decided to travel together (Charlie & Patti Wiley, Denny & Claire Smith, Kent & Trisha Campbell, Charlie & Jeannie Coushaine). The past few days we have traveled from Valdez to Tok to Whitehorse to Liard Hot Springs! It has been quite a few miles each day, compounded by lots of repairs to the Alaska Highway (ALCAN). However, we have seen spectacular vistas along the way, lots of...

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Jun 28, 2014 - Liard, BC

The ride from Fort Nelson to Liard was neat. The stone canyon that led down into the MacDonald River Valley was spectacular. After an 8% downgrade, (BTW I think Larry got our brakes fixed yesterday – hooray!) we traveled along the river valley for about 10 miles. We crossed one creek or river the whole way. And little towns, communities really, were around, too. We stopped at one for cinnamon buns and another for lunch. The ceiling is covered by hats that people have left. There are 9049 there at last count. Larry didn’t leave any; he...

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Alaska Trip

Jun 17, 2014 - Liard River Hot Springs, British Columbia - June 2014

Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park is one of the few provincial campgrounds that remains open year-round along the Alaska Hwy. Even in the freeze of winter, which lasts eight months here, the springs are hot enough to use. I have seen pictures of the springs with the snow all around. It is beautiful. Liard River Hotsprings in the park provides two separate pools with natural water temperatures around 40C/104F up to 52C/126F! In the hot springs overflow areas along the boardwalk, there are 250 plant species. Unlike most other thermal...

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Jun 2, 2014 - Laird River Hot Springs

Check out the cinnamon bun picture. Wonderful breakfast of egg/ bacon sandwiches and cinnamon buns. Tetsa was just a great place. The wife works for Sysco along with campground maintenance so Tom talked food service, and the baker husband lived in Costa Rica for a year and we talked. Nice couple. As they say, they live in paradise. The drive through the Canadian Rockies was outstanding. Sheer cliffs, snow peaks, water falls, very windy roads, turquoise lakes and animals. It was hard to capture on photographs but I tried. We also saw black...

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Sep 21, 2013 - Hot Springs

Today we left Watson lake after putting up our own sign in the sign forest. Mike went for a walk around the lake and found a frisbee that would be perfect. He also found some bear prints and realised exactly where he was and managed to jog the rest of the way back. We only drove for an hour and stopped at these hot springs. We went and had a dip and decided we might as well stay there the night as the campground was quite nice. We got talking to 2 motor bike riders camped opposite us. 1 had ridden from Boston and the other from Scotland via...

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Aug 24, 2013 - Day 9: Hot Springs

184 miles (Are you impressed by how far we go each day?) Today we continued on this amazing Highway and saw our first bear. It was ambling along in the ditch near the road. The ditch on each side of the highway is about 50 yards wide and then the thick forest of pine trees begins. It is impossible to see into the trees, so we just look for animals along the sides of the road. We camped at Liard Hot Springs and immediately put our swim suits on and walked about 1/2 mile through a boggy, marshy area on a boardwalk until we got to the hot...

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Off to Alaska

Aug 15, 2013 - Day 5 - Liard Hot Springs - Moose, Goose and Bison!

We had a very nice breakfast at the restaurant at Woodlands Inn where we stayed in Fort Nelson and then went on up the road to the Museum, and we’re so glad we decided to stop. This is definitely a “don’t miss” opportunity when traveling the Alaska Highway. We spent well over an hour looking at all the old vehicles parked outside and stuffed in a big old garage at the back of the museum lot. What a find! And the museum itself was filled with wonderful treasures, a few that really brought back memories for me! Two special items reminded me...

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