Valemount BC your stop on the Yellowhead Highway for front-range and backcountry camping and RVing, mid way between Vancouver, BC and Edmonton, Alberta.
Tent, trailer or teepee
Camping. Just saying the word conjures up images of crackling fires and the sticky marshmallow fingers that come with it. Watch as brilliant sunsets give way to mystic twilights. Hear your own laughter as it reverberates through the deep cedar, hemlock and pine forests surrounding Valemount, and know that these are the good times — these are the golden years. Rekindle your love of nature here in our backyard and witness the creation of those memories in your own children. When you camp in Valemount, the only distractions are the ones Mother Nature so carefully prepared and she’s been eagerly awaiting your arrival.
Fill your days with hiking, boating, fishing, rafting, ATVing or biking, and then come back to camp, relax and get ready to resume your adventures tomorrow. Let the mountains move you and let those cool summer breezes lull you into the best sleep you’ve had in years. With hundreds of front and back-country campsites and several RV Parks in and around Valemount, finding a quiet spot to rest up is almost as easy as unrolling your sleeping bag.
Camp in Mount Robson Provincial Park
With the park that encompasses 219,829 ha, it’s a given that you’ll find spectacular spaces to spend the night. Fall asleep with majestic Mount Robson at your back, and awake to the melodies of some of the 182 species of birds who call the park home. If you’re a planner, reserve a campsite at Robson Meadows, the largest of the campgrounds, or try your luck at Robson Rivers Campground, which is also within easy walking distance of the Mount Robson Visitor Centre. If you’d like to get away from the crowds, head to the Lucerne Campground, which is the most remote and the most rustic and features two walk or cycle-in sites. While the lakes within the park are glacial fed (meaning they’re really, really cold) swimming isn’t a key feature, but there’s a nice beach on Yellowhead Lake adjacent to the Lucerne Campground that is ideal for a chilly dip.
Hike and Camp to Berg Lake
Awaken your inner adventurer with a hiking and camping adventure to Berg Lake — a backcountry trail that gains 800 m (2,625 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. Catch site of the wildlife (Play/Wildlife) — moose, deer, elk, black bear and even grizzlies — that call this protected nature preserve home. Be warned, however, that this is an incredibly popular hiking and camping destination through the summer, and you’re advised to make reservations in advance. There are seven campgrounds along the trail: Kinney Lake, Whitehorn, Emperor Falls, Marmot, Berg Lake, Rearguard and Robson Pass. The Berg Lake site is 21 km (13 mi) from the trailhead parking lot, so use one of the nearer sites as a base and continue your sojourn from there, or head past Robson Pass for an even bigger challenge. You’ll find spectacular scenery along the trail, but few amenities.
Camp where the hiking and boating is sublime
Spend the day hiking until you come across a sunny patch beside a beautiful and remote creek, pitch your tent and watch as the heavens fill with the starlight. If you’re in search of the Robson Valley’s spectacular vistas and enviable solitude, you’ll have no trouble finding a campsite to suit your needs. Camp out at Kinbasket Lake at one of several maintained recreational sites. Horse Creek is the largest campground, with 22 sites as well as a boat launch and marina facility. There is also Yellowjacket Creek and Griffin Sawmill Recreation Site — both of which are well suited for family reunions.
For a larger group on Kinbasket, head over to the Canoe Reach Marina, which consists of 17 campsites with boat access and moorage. It is also possible to hike in to Little Lost Lake and pitch a tent. Riverside camping at its finest can be found at the Tete Jaune Spawning Grounds, an open campsite along the McLennan River with a foot trail to the Fraser. For kayakers, give the Upper Canoe Recreation Site a try, where you can camp along side the Canoe River and spend the day running its course. Check
A home away from home
Pull in off the highway and plug in — for those who love to spend the summer seeing the country by RV, Valemount is an ideal place to stay, the midway point between Vancouver, BC and Edmonton, Alberta. If convenience is key, find large, pull in spots with 30 amp service, WIFI, laundry and showers within an easy walk of the village. Many of these privately-owned campgrounds can be booked in advance for family reunions, weddings, golf tournaments or just large RV convoys. If you’d rather be nestled into the forest, there are several campgrounds with large, treed sites complete with hook-ups — come in the late summer and watch the Chinook salmon make the final push to their spawning grounds.