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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Alaska Highway > Liard River

Liard River
The small settlement of Liard River is located at mile post 496 of the Alaska Highway Hwy 97 about 56 km (35 miles) north of Muncho Lake, 303 km (189 miles) north of Fort Nelson and 209 km (130 miles) south of Watson Lake, Yukon Territory.

Liard River Corridor Park
Located on the north end of the Liard River Suspension Bridge, Liard River is a tiny community where you'll find access to the Liard River at the bridge. The Liard River Corridor Park and the Grand Canyon of the Liard is towards the north-east, just up the river from the suspension bridge.

Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park
Also situated on the north side of the Liard River Suspension Bridge is the site of the largest outdoor, most natural therapeutic pool in Canada called the Liard River Hot Springs. Situated in Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park is the site of one of Canada's largest hot springs.

Wildlife Viewing
The area around the Liard River has been noted for the large amount of wildlife that frequents the nearby surroundings. Located where the Trout River joins the Liard River is a wildlife viewing platform that you can visit to have a chance to view certain species.

'Bear Aware'
Just remember to be 'Bear Aware' as bears do frequent the area and at times can be dangerous. This especially applies to the campground where the attraction of food cooking and garbage can attract nuisance bears. Please remember also to keep kids close at hand when walking along the boardwalk to the hotsprings.

Liard Hot Springs Lodge
Across from the Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park on the Alaska Highway, Hwy 97 is the resort of Liard Hotsprings Lodge. The lodge features log cabin accommodation, RV parking and eco-tourism opportunities. There is also a gas service station here if you require gasoline, diesel or propane.

Muncho Lake
If you would like to stay and are travelling south on the Alaska Highway 97 there is also accommodation found close by at Muncho Lake. At Muncho Lake only 56 km (35 miles) away the family orientated Northern Rockies Lodge is clean, quiet, very relaxing and is highly recommended.

Contract Creek Bridge
The Contract Creek Bridge is situated just north of Liard River at Mile Post 588 and marks the site of the historical meeting place of the building of the Alaska Highway. Crews heading north-west from Fort Nelson and crews coming south-east from Whitehorse, Yukon met at the bridge to complete the building of this section of the Alaska Highway.

Smith River Falls
A good sightseeing trip you can take from Liard River is up to Smith River Falls. To get here, travel 30 km (19 miles) north-west on the Alaska Highway, Hwy 97 to around Mile Post 510 and the Smith River. From here, travel the narrow gravel road to the spectacular viewpoint of the Smith River Falls.

Information on Liard River

 



Map of Liard River
Map of Liard River

 

Liard River Suspension Bridge
Liard River Suspension Bridge

 

Liard River
Liard River

 

Cabin at Liard River
Cabin at Liard River

 

Liard Hot Springs Lodge
Liard Hot Springs Lodge

 

"Fred"
"Fred"

 

Smith River Falls
Smith River Falls

 

Alpha Pool
Alpha Pool

 
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