Hike to these steam vents situated among rich red soil, and vibrant green moss. The steam escapes from seams of coal deep underground that has been burning for years. This hike is a must see especially in cooler weather.

Starting in Hudson’s Hope British Columbia, follow Canyon Drive North West towards BC Hydro Bennett Dam for 20 Kilometers.

You will need to pass the security gates at the dam. Once passed the security gate you will reach a fork in the road with 3 different directions. To the far left there is a small dirt road that heads up a hill called Ski Hill Road, to your right takes you on a route across the Bennett Dam, and I believe the middle road is blocked for employees only. You will need to take the far left dirt road following Ski Hill Road 1.5 Kilometers nearly to the top. You will reach another dirt road to your right, this road is just before you reach the ski hill facility.

Once you take the right onto the dirt road heading South travel 2.6 Kilometers and you will reach high voltage power lines. Once on the power line travel left up the power lines for 1 Kilometer where you will see the trail head on your right.

The distance from the trail head is approximately 2 Kilometers return trip.

We did this hike in Early Spring and the steam was amazing, we hiked in from the Ski Hill Road as the road was still covered in snow at the time. 

Pack List

  • Hiking Boots
  • Food
  • Water
  • Day Hiking Supplies
  • First Aid Kit
  • Camera
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RT Distance 1.2 Miles
Activities Photography, Snowshoeing, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round

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