Useful things you should know about Valemount
Valemount Visitor Centre
Make the Valemount Visitor Centre your first stop for travel essentials. We are conveniently located on Cranberry Lake Road, right off the Yellowhead Highway. The team here is more than happy to give directions, advice, insights as well as make reservations for you. We want to ensure you enjoy your stay.
The Visitor Centre will help you find accommodations, activities and attractions here and nearby. We have up-to-date weather and road reports too. Need to log in? We have free WiFi at the Visitor Centre. You can even use our computer terminal with Internet access.
The Interpretive Centre provides a variety of displays about the local wildlife. Take in the Chinook salmon run in Swift Creek, which is a short walk from the centre. Guided interpretive tours of the Swift Creek Salmon Run are held late afternoons in August. Check with Visitor Centre for dates and times.
Where to Stay
Imagine yourself in a rustic backcountry cabin surrounded by mountains or a luxurious, private mountain retreat. There are a several places to stay in Valemount, in the heart of the Robson Valley. Make your reservations at RV parks, national chain hotels, locally-run and family owned motels, inns and B&Bs as well as camping at private and provincial campgrounds. We have room here, so bring the family and tell your friends.
Purchase you fishing license online at Service BC or at the Valemount Visitor Centre and the British Columbia Visitor Centre at Mount Robson. Visit Fishing BC for more information.
The picturesque lakes and rivers in Valemount are some of the most beautiful places in BC. There are; however, boating restrictions in some lakes. A Pleasure Craft Operator Card boating license (PCOC) is required to operate a motorized boat in Canada. You can get your PCOC by passing Transport Canada’s accredited, multiple-choice exam online. Winds can pick up quickly and unexpectedly on some of the area lakes in Valemount, so be cautious.
Rules of the Road
The Distracted Driving Law is in effect in British Columbia, which prohibits drivers from talking, texting or emailing on hand-held communication devices, or using other electronic devices while behind the wheel. Seatbelts are mandatory.
What to Pack
Dress in layers for mountain and hiking outdoor adventure. Staying in town? Our dining scene is totally laid-back, so casual attire is the order of the day. We’re known for our hot summers, but remember to bring sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat.
Valemount experiences four definitive seasons, including a temperate summer climate with beautifully warm days and evenings that cool off nicely. Winters can be extreme with cold temperatures and over four meters of deep powder snow falling on the valley. Snow generally clears from the valley by late March to mid-April. Visit the Environment Canada website for up-to-date weather conditions.
This is avalanche country! Prepare for your backcountry adventures, check for local and regional avalanche risk bulletins in winter before heading out.