Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park is located east of the community of Watson Lake, Yukon Territory on the British Columbia side of the Alaska Highway. The park features a campground, wildlife sightings and two natural hot springs. Together they are the largest hot springs in Canada!
The milky green color of Muncho Lake attracts allot of attention. The green hue is due to the millions of tiny rock fragments deposited by glaciers. Many activities are enjoyed in the Muncho Lake Provincial Park. Some of the activities include canoeing, fishing, sightseeing, rving, boating, ...
The most visited destination in the park is Summit Lake. The lake is a popular stop for travelers who are exploring the Alaska Highway as there is a campground, boat launch, pit toilets, picnic tables and many hiking trails.
The park was once a travel route for our earliest Western Canada explorers like Alexander MacKenzie. The park itself was established in 1965 to protect the lakes and surrounding sub-boreal forests of white spruce, douglas fir and lodgepole pine trees.
It is an easy-going short hiking trail (150 metres maybe) through a forest along the banks of the Hixon River which connects to a canyon and Hixon Falls. The canyon is home to chutes, river rapids, protective pools and swimming holes. It all depends on the season too, as river levels will fluctuate