A Valemount vacation for the Authentic Explorer
When it comes to a vacation you’d rather break away from the crowds and experience nature as it unfolds before you, unedited. Unwilling to do what’s expected, you’d travel great distances and go to great expense to ensure a true, genuine reflection of what an area has to offer. Strike out on your own and make your own discoveries and create friendships along the way with people just like you. Now that you’ve arrived at your destination — whether that’s high in the alpine or a quiet space along a valley trail — drink it all in.
The road less travelled? Yes please. Camp under the stars or hike through the backcountry. Meditate upon these uninterrupted and untamed views. Let the mountains move you and know that today, what you’re experiencing right here in this moment isn’t just for your eyes only, it’s meant to be shared with locals and travellers you’ll meet along the way. Now get up and turn the corner — who knows what experiences await?
Meet worldly travellers along the Berg Lake Trail, in Mount Robson Provincial Park.
Awaken your inner voyager with a hiking and camping excursion to Berg Lake — a backcountry trail that gains 800 m (2,624 ft) in 23 km (14 mi). The trail crosses three biogeoclimatic zones and offers spectacular views along the way. Beyond Kinney Lake, make your way into the Valley of a Thousands Falls where you’ll watch the Mist, Berg and Robson glaciers as they break off into the turquoise waters of Berg Lake. This popular hiking and camping destination draws in travellers from across the globe. Meet up and share your stories. There are seven campgrounds along the trail, on which you’ll find spectacular scenery, but few amenities.
Fresh, local, wholesome
Wind through the vendor’s stalls at the Valemount Farmer’s Market (June through September) selecting from produce that was hand picked mere hours before. Shopping at a quaint local market feels just right, and it tastes even better. The Valemount Farmer’s Market offers so much more than just locally grown fruits and vegetables. Every Thursday afternoon from July through September in the parking lot at the Visitor Centre you’ll find local artisans and you’ll be delighted by the variety of unique items produced in our valley. Whether it’s a pie to take home for supper, a jar of fresh preserves, or an intricate piece of jewellery — you never know what you’ll find at our market, but the fun is in the discovery.
Discover the heart of this delicate ecosystem
Book an evening float tour down the Fraser River and watch as the birds of prey look down, waiting for a meal to swim by. See a momma bear and her cub carefully walk to the water’s edge and take a drink. Soak up the smells of the damp, loamy earth and catch the wind in your hair as it skates through the deep, dark woods that lean precariously close to the river. When the river opens up you’ll be able to see the ranges that surround you — the Cariboo and Monashee mountains, and the Canadian Rockies. It’s here that your knowledgeable guides will not only tell you about this place and its history, they’ll bring you back to a time when it was the only thing that mattered to the first settlers.