Lakelse Hot Springs

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Lakelse Hot Springs
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
Coordinates54°21′34″N 128°32′26″W / 54.35944°N 128.54056°W / 54.35944; -128.54056Coordinates: 54°21′34″N 128°32′26″W / 54.35944°N 128.54056°W / 54.35944; -128.54056
Elevation75 m (246 ft)
TypeHot springs

The Lakelse Hot Springs, also known as the Mount Layton Hot Springs, are a group of hot springs in the Kalum-Kitimat valley of northern British Columbia, Canada, located 30 km (19 mi) south of Terrace along Highway 37 on the eastern shore of Lakelse Lake.[1][2] With a maximum temperature of 89 °C, the springs are the hottest in Canada.[2]

The formation of the Lakese Hot Springs is interpreted to be water seeping through hot rocks in faults of the fault-bounded Kalum-Kitimat valley.[2] These faults may also have been the source for the Tseax Cone eruption 250 years ago.[2]

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  1. ^ "Lakelse Hot Springs". BC Geographical Names.
  2. ^ a b c d BC Geological Survey: Geotour guide for Terrace, BC