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Flowers in the Thompson Okanagan, Photo Allen Jones

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 BC’s 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.

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Tourism Valemount

Valemount & Nearby Accommodations

14 Listings

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. ... More Details
Irvin's Park & Campground

Irvin's Park & Campground

Valemount

Wonderful mountain views! Full-services, pull-thru sites with choice of 30 or 50 amp power or grassed tent sites. Big Rig and pet friendly. Free showers and WiFi. Coin-operated laundry. Recreation nearby, hiking, bike trails, ATV's. Come relax or play! ... More Details
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. ... More Details
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 ... More Details
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 ... More Details
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 ... More Details
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 ... More Details
Clearwater Valley Resort

Clearwater Valley Resort

Clearwater

200 meters from Information Center on the road to Wells Gray Park. Modern, friendly motel which consists of individual bungalows and motel rooms in a park-like setting. Queen and king beds, family rooms, in-room coffee, cable TV and kitchenettes available. Secure on-line reservations at [www.clearwa ... More Details
Clearwater/Wells Gray KOA

Clearwater/Wells Gray KOA

Clearwater

Situated in a beautiful parklike setting, Clearwater Valley Resort & KOA Campground invites your family to book their next vacation with us! Our resort and campground is ideal for guests to explore Wells Gray Park and its spectacular waterfalls, ancient volcanoes, various wildlife and glistening lak ... More Details
Clearwater Country Inn & RV Park

Clearwater Country Inn & RV Park

Clearwater

After a long day of travelling on Hwy 5, spend a well-deserved night’s sleep at Clearwater Country Inn & RV Park. Relax in our well-appointed guestrooms or our well-maintained campground. Whether you’re staying overnight or for a week-long, we are happy to exceed your expectations and needs. We ... More Details
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