Lussier Hot Springs
Access is East off Highway 93/95 at the Whiteswan Provincial Park exit (located 22 km North of Skookumchuck or 8 km South of Canal Flats). Take the Whiteswan Forestry Road up to the hotsprings. It is a good condition gravel logging road that is accessible during the summer season with any vehicle. Accessibility in the winter months is dependent on snow depth, 4WD and chains required. It is a 17 km drive up the road and be aware of the narrow winding section climbing up the Lussier gorge towards the end of the drive. As it is a forestry road, log trucks are sometimes hauling, drive with caution. The drive takes about 30-40 minutes. There is a parking lot with 2 maintained pit toilets situated above the springs, and then a 150 m dirt trail down to the springs. (Note that there is camping a bit further up the road).
The springs themselves are made up of several rock pools with gravel bottoms. The hottest pool is up to 43C, and then the water cools as it flows down through the rest towards the Lussier River. The small, icy river makes an excellent cold plunge.
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