Welcome to Valemount, a wonderland for outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers and explorers of all types. Stop for a moment and drink in the beauty of the blue skies and jagged peaks that make-up your next adventure here.
Let the Mountains Move You – The Valemount Story
You’ll find us between Edmonton and Vancouver in the North Thompson Valley. Valemount is the perfect place to stay for those who love outdoor adventure. Mount Robson is in our backyard and it’s the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies. There are two ways to get to the summit of Mount Robson: hike or catch a ride on a helicopter.
In the summer, it’s an enjoyable downhill trek. Berg Lake Trail is a nature lovers paradise. Enjoy the pristine glacial lakes, rope bridges, wildlife and the Valley of a Thousand Falls. In the winter enjoy heli-skiing throughout Mount Robson Provincial Park as well as the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. The headwaters of the mighty Fraser River begins right here.
Winter in Valemount
Bundle up and explore our valley, marshes and mountains. Heli-skiing on our mountains is an experience of a lifetime, and should not be missed. There are other adventures to be had. Take a Snowcat up Mica Mountain, mush a dog sled team, snowboard on Crystal Ridge, snowshoe and cross-country ski, go skating at Cranberry Marsh or explore the backcountry by snowmobile.
Summer in Valemount
Summer is a time for celebration and getting out and connecting with others. The Canoe Mountain Rodeo and Valemountain Days are a great way to get to know our story and the people here. For a quieter day, spend your time chatting with our artists, attending our small farmers’ market or exploring our quaint town.
Get away from it all and rent a pontoon boat, go fishing, get in a round of golf, or explore by horseback or ATV. Nature surrounds us and there is plenty of bird watching, hiking, and biking to fill your days. Please pack out what you pack in. Also, check the wildfire status in our area before venturing out into the back country.
Meet the Locals
Valemount invites you to come and explore our community and meet the locals. With a population of 1020 you’ll find we are a strong and eclectic bunch, from artists to back country experts, from farmers to white water rafters. Not sure where to go or what to do? Contact the local Visitor Centre or ask any local in one of our coffee shops or restaurants, or exploring our quaint town.
There are some locals we’d rather you didn’t approach, and that’s our wildlife. Be bear aware and make sure you plan ahead for your visit.
Valemount was created by nature and shaped by First Nations people and the pioneers who survived and thrived here. The nomadic Texqakalit First Nation called Mount Robson “Yuh-hai-has-kun” or “the mountain of the spiral road,” because of its many layers. One of our more famous guides, was a blonde Metis, Pierre Bostonnais. His nickname was Tete Jaune (French for yellow head). You’ll find this name throughout our landscape as the namesake for the Yellowhead Highway as well as Tete Jaune Cache.
Today the area is home to the Simpcw, part of the Secwepemc, or Shuswap. Their traditional territory covers approximately 5,000,000 Ha in the North Thompson region, including Valemount. There are many band members here who are direct descendants of those who lived here in the winter villages.
This is Valemount’s past and present. It is our story, and we are proud of it. Come visit, ask us questions and experience the splendour of Valemount, British Columbia.