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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
on Liard River