8 hot spring experiences on Scenic Highway 7.

Looking for BC hot springs near Vancouver?  Did you know there are 8 places to find hot mineral water between Maple Ridge and Harrison Lake? 

Harrison Public Pool - Mineral Bath House - @bchotspringer

Harrison Public Pool Mineral Bath House by @BCHotSpringer

While these hot springs look amazing, some of them are very hard to get to. If you have a strong sense of adventure, and the right vehicle, or perhaps access to a helicopter, you might be able to find most of the lesser known back country hot springs along Scenic7BC .  When visiting back country hot springs, please take caution and care to protect yourself and these areas. We bet none of you have been to all 8! 

#8. Clear Creek Hot Springs

Clear Creek Hot Springs requires a 4×4 truck to get to, but is still one of the easiest to access of all the back country hot springs on Scenic7BC. It is rare to have the hot springs to yourself, and it does not have as natural of a setting or set-up as some of the others. Of course it is still a great adventure, and a great soak in some volcano heated mineral water.

#7. Tsek Hot Springs AKA Skookumchuck / St Agnes Wells Hot Springs

While the Skook is accessible through a West Harrison Forest Service Road (FSR) in Harrison Mills, it is more often accessed through the other side of the mountain range on Highway 99. If you are an adventure type, you can access this spring and the Sloquet spring via Harrison Mills on a 4×4 only road.  This road is not for beginner 4×4 drivers.

For more information about the spring visit: tsekhotspring.com

[update: The road to Sloquet and T'sek via Harrison is currently closed due to flood damage on the road. Visitors must use Lower Lillooet FSR to access these springs at this time.]

#6. Harrison Hobo Hot Springs

Harrison Hobo Hot Springs

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The locals of Harrison Hot Springs have found a place along side Harrison  Lake, where hot water comes out of the ground near to the main hot spring source. Local soaking enthusiasts have dug  holes in the ground and built up rocks around  it, and have named it the Harrison Hobo Hot Springs.  One of the Hobo holes is under lake water during the spring and early summer during spring highwater.  The other soaking hole is above the hot spring source trail beside the historic hot spring source building. The Harrison Hobo Hot Springs can get hot, so bring a bucket and you can add some cold water from the lake or the nearby creek.

5. Sloquet Hot Springs

Just like Skookumchuck, Sloquet is difficult to access because of the road. To access it from the Harrison side, you must have a 4×4 truck and know how to drive it! Once you arrive at the campsites and day parking, you will follow a trail down to the springs. Don't forget to bring some cash for the user fee collected at the entrance.  

Most people who visit Sloquet or T'sek Hot Springs access it via Highway 99 between Pemberton and Lillooet as seen in this YouTube video below.  Many 4x4 enthusiusts  drive right through  from Harrison to Highway 99 via the West Harrison FSR and the Lower Lillooet River FSR.

[update: The road to Sloquet and T'sek via Harrison is currently closed due to flood damage on the road. Visitors must use Lower Lillooet FSR to access these springs at this time.]

4. Harrison Hot Springs Public Bath House

 

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The most accessible of all the hot springs is the Harrison Hot Springs Public Pool (Mineral Bathhouse). Fed by the same  hot mineral springs as the Harrison Hot Springs Resort, the Harrison Hot Springs Public Hot Pools gives everyone visiting Harrison Hot Springs a chance to soak in the therapeutic waters.  For information visit: https://www.tourismharrison.com///hot-springs

3. August Jacob’s Hot Springs

This secret hot spring has only been discovered by a few people and is completely undeveloped. While the  location has been verified to be near Sloquet and Skookumchuck Hot Springs, August Jacob’s Hot Springs remains a secret to the general public.

2. Pitt River Hot Springs

 

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This one is not easy to find, but because it is so remote there is often no one else there, and happens to be the closest back country springs to the City of Vancouver.  Getting to this spring  is difficult, and takes a lot to coordinate... unless, of course, you have a helicopter. 

1. Harrison Hot Springs Resort

If battling with mother nature to soak in some hot mineral water just isn’t your thing, and you want something fancier than the Harrison Public Hot Pools, then a stay at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa is an absolute must! For more information visit http://HarrisonResort.com

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Learn more about Harrison Hot Springs Public Pool 👉  http://tourismharrison.com/hot-springs

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