Let the mountains move you in Valemount, a quiet mountain town in British Columbia’s North Thompson Valley in the Thompson-Okanagan Region.
Experience the Beauty of Valemount this Summer
COVID may have put a wrench in many travellers’ international plans, but now is the best time to explore your favourite mountain towns.
BC has shifted into phase 3 and local businesses are welcoming tourists with Covid-19 safety protocols in place. A trip to Valemount is the perfect relaxing escape. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, unparalleled mountain views, and unlimited outdoor activities, this is your place. The wide open spaces and lack of large crowds make social distancing a piece of cake.
Bring your own clubs and you can start your day with a relaxing round of golf at Valemount Pines or take a gentle float trip down the Fraser River with Stellar Descents or Mount Robson Whitewater Rafting Co. If adrenaline is more your style, opt for a whitewater raft trip (be prepared to get wet!) or catch some bike laps at the Valemount Bike Park.
Equestrians will be delighted to know that Cowgirl Up Adventures have resumed their trail rides. Horseback is an entirely new way to experience Valemount.
History buffs will enjoy a visit to the Valemount Museum. The multiple interactive displays offer insight into the history of the area.
Valemount offers a unique ATV experience. From waterfall-filled forestry roads, to fishing adventures, to scenic panoramicviews; Valemount has many natural wonders to offer while responsibly enjoying our Valley on an ATV. If you don’t have your own ATV, you can rent one from Alpine Country Rentals.
The world renowned Mount Robson Park has reopened so visitors can take a day hike up the Berg Lake Trail before visiting the Mount Robson General Store for a souvenir. Please take note that visitors to the trail require a day pass that is available from Discover Camping online. The Mt. Robson Café has reopened for the summer months.
For those of you who completely want to escape the crowds, Valemount has a variety of uniquehiking trails and beautiful picnic sites. The picnic table at the Swift Creek lookout is a localfavourite due to its close proximity to town. The salmon spawning grounds bythe Valemount Visitor Information Centre offer another easily accessible picnic area.
Adventurous visitors can follow the Canoe River Forest road down to Kinbasket Lake. Unobstructed views of the lakeand mountain ranges will greet you and though only a short drive from town, you will feel as if you were transported to a completely different place.
Make sure to bring your water transportation of choice. Kinbasket Lake is great for canoeing or paddle boarding, and the large lake is also perfect for motorized boats.
After a day full of activities, you’ll be happy to know that for a small town, Valemount has a fantastic culinary selection. Three Ranges Brewing has a new extended patio but only provides tasty locally brewed beverages at this time. Glacier Fire Pizza has delicious pizza with several different types of BC beers on tap. Scooters Pizza offers a wide variety of food and American style pizza. The Lucky House restaurant will satisfy your Chinese food cravings. McLennan Truck Stop is dishing up home-cooked breakfast lunch and dinners, and Diamond H Donairs is busy slinging delicious donairs and fries. Starting in August, the Caribou Grill will be serving meals again.
For a more intimate dining experience, you can visit the Summit Grill and its beautiful patio backing onto a wooded area. Morning andlunch treats can be picked up at either the Swiss Bakery or the Gathering Tree. And for thosewho need their Timmies fix or a quick sub, there is also a Subway and Tim Hortons.
All hotels, motels, cabins, vacation rentals and AirBnbs are back running, as well as the local campgrounds. So with all of these wonderful options, what are you waiting for? Come out and enjoy your adventure and let the mountains move you!
While we do our best to assure that information is currently up to date, due to the challenging times we are facing, information can change at any time. Please refer to the individual businesses for accurate details, and always check the government recommendations regarding travel.