The seasons are shifting and it’s beginning to get a lot colder out there. While it is cozy to stay in bed under a warm blanket, you actually don't need to do that to warm up in B.C. Right now, you can visit Liard River Hot Springs for free. This is Canada’s second-largest natural hot spring, and during the offseason, it is totally free to visit. 

There are tons of hot springs around B.C., each of which are beautiful and offer a unique and relaxing experience. If you have to choose just one, make it Liard River Hot Springs. Every year, this area brings in tons of visitors from all over the nation for its lush boreal spruce forest setting.

This massive pool is open year-round so whether you need to warm up this winter or are just looking for a relaxing getaway, Liard River Hot Springs has you covered. 

Single-day passes with access to the hot springs are totally free during the offseason. All you need to do is walk in and you have access to relaxing water that ranges from 42 C to 52 C. Normally, the cost is $5 for adults and $10 for annual passes. 

Established in 1957, this hot spring is popular among tourists and locals alike for its relaxing atmosphere. Every year, the campground fills up early in the summer months so if you plan on staying here, we suggest booking ahead. 

But why wait until summer? During its down season, the pool isn't as busy and it won't cost you a thing to take a soak.

However, if you want to make a weekend of it, there is a small fee to camp on the Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park grounds. During the winter and offseason, it is $15 a car to camp. This will also give you access to the hot spring. 

All things considered, it's still a good deal. 

When entering the provincial park, be sure to be respectful of your surroundings. The hot spring has tons of foliage around it so stick to the boardwalk path. 

Liard River Hot Spring is gorgeous and comes in second place to Canada’s largest hot spring, known as Fairmont Hot Springs. Liard Hot Spring has 1,082 hectares of land to call its own and is home to diverse plant commuities, mammals and bird species, says the website.

The pictures online of the hot spring don't do the natural oasis justice. It is something you have to see to believe and thankfully for our budget, you can see it for free starting now. 

For all the details, visit the Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park website.


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