Steam Vents

hillsideTo get to this site, from Hudson’s Hope head West on Canyon Drive for 20 km to the BC Hydro Bennett Dam.  Once through the Security Gates, take the first left onto a dirt road, signed Ski Hill road.  Travel down this dirt road and take the first road on the right hand side (small steam vent sign, sharp turn uphill), continue on this narrow road for about 2.5 km until you are under the Hydro transmission line Right of Way (4.6 km from the security gates).  Turn left onto the service road under the transmission line and drive another km through a metal gate by a pond (pictured above), up and over the hill and over to the right hand side of the power line right of way where there is large sign for the steam vent trail.

 

Steam Vents 2013 (93)The walking trail takes approximately 30 minutes to reach the steam vent location.  The trail leads West through an Old Growth Management Area and towards Dinosaur Lake.

The Steam Vents are located on the ‘steep’ side slope.  Approximate time of hike is 2 1/2 hours round trip from the Security Gates.

Hudson’s Hope Steam Vents