Flowers in the Thompson Okanagan, Photo Allen Jones

Travel Spotlight

Valemount

Valemount is on the steps of magnificent Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Many trails offer a variety of options for hiking, horseback riding and more. If you enjoy wildlife viewing then the Robert W. Starratt Wildlife Sanctuary is one of Canada’s finest birding locations. Located along the path of a major migration route, it’s visited by more than 140 bird species a year. If you want a water adventure embark on an exciting half-day whitewater rafting trip on the Thompson River, the longest and most historic river in British Columbia. Golfing, fishing, canoeing and skiing in the winter are among the activities on offer in the Valemount area.

Location

Located in the Wells Gray to Mt. Robson area of the Thompson Okanagan on Hwy 16/Hwy 5, 294 km (183 mi) east of Prince George and 322 km (200 mi) north of Kamloops.

A Step Back in Time

The history of Valemount dates back to the arrival of the first European fur traders David Thompson and Pierre Hatsination around 1805. The Overlanders passed through the area in 1862, en route from Ontario to the Cariboo Goldfields. The Great Northern and Grand Trunk Railroads came into the area about 1910, with railroad activities centred around Tete Jaune Cache, 25 kilometres to the north. Valemount became a railway station in 1928 and expanded gradually until the 1960s with the development of improved highways. The economy of Valemount today is based on forestry, ranching, and a very strong tourism industry.

Contact Information

Tourism Valemount

Valemount & Nearby Accommodations

16 Listings

Tete Jaune Lodge

Tete Jaune Lodge

Valemount

Escape to the unique mountain getaway at Tete Jaune Lodge, located in beautiful Valemount. We offer two locations for our camp and RV sites, choose from our Mountainview Campground or Riverview Campground. The Mountainview Campground features seven RV sites with 15 amp power and water hookup. We als ... Read more
Yellowhead RV Park & Campground

Yellowhead RV Park & Campground

Valemount

Beautiful campground on 30 acres in a parklike setting, featuring majestic trees and bordering Swift Creek, where the Chinook salmon spawn in the summer. The campground offers pull-thru sites that can accommodate large RVs, tenting sites and three group sites. Pets are welcome. ... Read more
Irvin's Park & Campground

Irvin's Park & Campground

Valemount

Beautiful modern RV Park and Campground, 15 min. from Mt. Robson. Clean, friendly, full hookups, laundromat, hot showers. Pull-thru grassed sites, convenience store, propane, group fire pits, BBQ's, pavilion, horseshoes, volleyball, ping pong. Nearby golf, hiking and rafting. CP 48 hrs. ... Read more
Valemount Pines Golf Club, RV Park & Campground

Valemount Pines Golf Club, RV Park & Campground

Valemount

Stay on 200 acre view property 1 km north of Valemount. Shower, golf learning centre, walking paths, salmon streams, 9 hole par 72 golf course and licensed food services for your enjoyment. Families and groups welcome. Golfing discounts. Large pull-through sites with firepits and tables. ... Read more
Canoe River Campground Ltd.

Canoe River Campground Ltd.

Valemount

Stay at Valemount's newest campground. Camp along the river side or enjoy one of the spectacular mountain views. Campsites are situated far enough apart for privacy. Also offer group rates. Washrooms and showers are centrally located. We offer 30-50 amp services. Tent sites also available. Hiking, b ... Read more
Terracana Ranch Resort

Terracana Ranch Resort

Valemount

Escape to the beautiful Rocky Mountains wilderness at Terracana Ranch Resort! Offering cabins available for rent year round, our resort is the ideal destination for families and friends to adventure outdoors and explore our surroundings. Our resort features various accommodations to suit all our gue ... Read more
Bone Creek Wilderness Retreat

Bone Creek Wilderness Retreat

Blue River

Bone Creek Wilderness Retreat is north of Blue River, BC in the heart of the Cariboo and Monashee Mountains. Take a breath of fresh air and savor the clean clear wilderness experience of a stay at our retreat. Come to relax, come to play, come to recharge." Endless Things To Do" Our retreat offers ... Read more
Blue River Campground & RV Park

Blue River Campground & RV Park

Blue River

Enjoy the space and wilderness of Blue River at our campground and RV Park. Our cabins and tipis provide a fantastic resting spot, ideal after a long day of travelling! Take a wilderness hike or bike ride; paddle a pristine mountain lake; fish a mountain stream; swim in Eleanor Lake or relax by your ... Read more
Wells Gray RV Resort & Campground

Wells Gray RV Resort & Campground

Clearwater

Located in one of British Columbia’s largest provincial park, Wells Gray Golf Course & RV Park is the ideal destination for family trips, reunions or retreats. With Hemp Creek running alongside our RV Park, we offer fantastic creek side and open campsites that feature power, water and private fire ... Read more
Wells Gray Guest Ranch

Wells Gray Guest Ranch

Clearwater

Nestled amongst the majestic mountains and wilderness, Wells Gray Guest Ranch is the ideal destination to escape urban life and unwind in a tranquil retreat. We offer various accommodations for you to pick your best fit. Choose from our log cabin rooms, rustic cabins or campground. Our log cabin roo ... Read more
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