Liard Canyon Recreation Site

Recreation site (day use only)
Watson Lake
May 17 to September 30, 2024
Gate open: 
Gate open year-round
The dense woods and low visitation make this a popular wildlife corridor. Be bear aware.
Site description: 
  • One-way, 2.2 km forested trail with interpretive panels.
  • Trail ends with a view of the canyon at the Liard River.
  • The river's Kaska name is Nêt’i Tué’ meaning "river flowing from mountains."
  • Parking lot shared with the Town of Watson Lake's Lucky Lake day-use area.
  • Gates are closed from 11pm - 7am daily. 
Girls by the river in the Liard Canyon, Yukon


Alaska Highway
Highway kilometre: 
GPS coordinates: 
60.019°N 128.58°W
Map download: 
Liard Canyon Recreation Site Map (1.11 MB)
Site directions: 

Park at the Lucky Lake day-use area and pass by the baseball diamonds and beach to access the trail.

Services available

Outhouse unisex

Hiking trails

Viewing structures or signage about local cultural and natural history