If you’re looking to go on an adventure in Pemberton then you can’t go wrong with a trip to one of the hot springs located in the area.
Each require a bit of effort to get there, but it is all worth it once you dip in the warm natural pools. The remoteness of the springs also means that you can be fairly certain of peace and tranquillity away from the crowds!
You can also camp should you wish, or if opting for a day trip allow 3-4 hours for travelling time from Whistler or Pemberton.
With a range of hot springs to choose from it can be a tough to know which one is for you, so here’s our guide:
Skookumchuck Hot Springs
Skookumchuck Hot Springs is located 96km north of Whistler along the In-Shuck-Ch Forest Service Road, which runs the length of the beautiful Lillooet Lake. Although it is a logging road it is very well maintained and you can make it down in most vehicles.
If you’re looking to camp somewhere other than the hot springs you can find some great spots along the road such as Strawberry Point and Twin One. Check out our camping post for more info.
The hot springs themselves are at the edge of the Lillooet River and begin with a natural pool, which is too hot for use so pipes from the pool lead to a number of man-made tubs including two under A-frames.
Camping here is very nice with the sites laid out at the edge of the beautiful river. Camping is $10 per vehicle per night.
Sloquet Hot Springs
Sloquet Hot Springs is located 142km north of Whistler, just a bit further along the In-Shuck-Ch Forest Service Road than Skookumchuck.
These hot springs are quite a contrast to their neighbours. Here you find serene natural beauty with seven pools formed by separating rocks. The cosy natural feel to the springs makes them a popular destination on weekends and holidays, but one worth the trip.
Due to their popularity camping here can sometimes get a little noisy, however, the springs are located away from the site up a short steep trail. This preserves the beauty and silence of the area and you can be sure of tranquillity.
The campsite here is large and spread out with an additional overflow camping for those busy periods. Fees here are $13 per night, $5 for day use.
Keyhole Hot Springs (Pebble Creek)
Keyhole Hot Springs, otherwise known as Pebble Creek, is located 100km north of Whistler along more logging roads. But as with the other springs, this road is also accessible to most vehicles.
There is a trailhead parking area providing access to a 2km trail leading to the springs. It is moderately challenging with some steep sections so be aware if carrying camping gear.
The campsite is located a short 10 minute hike up the hill from the springs and is very large for such a remote location. The site has incredible views and if you choose to stay you will not regret it.
The hot springs here are simply breathtaking and flow from the ground with colours that change every season. Although it requires the most effort to get here, the natural beauty of the area makes it all worth while!