one of the best ways to see Valemount this summer is on the seat of an ATV
Experience ATVing in Valemount. Climb high to catch the valley views, or stay low and bring along a fishing rod. Throw in your line, catch dinner and head back to camp before getting up in the morning and doing it all over again.
The Ride of Your Life
In Valemount, ATVing is a great way to enjoy the Robson Valley at the foot of the Canadian Rockies. It’s here you’ll find some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Waterfalls, glacial lakes, and mountain meadows await you. Explore hundreds of kilometres of forest service roads that allow access into landscapes seldom seen except in magazines.
So Many Routes to Choose From
Start your Valemount ATV adventure is the Westridge Family Loop. It has several different intersecting trails, so go ahead and choose your own adventure! Camp out at one of three campgrounds at Kinbasket Lake, an ideal launch point for dozens of scenic journeys.
The Hugh Allen Forest Service Road is another great family-friendly ride. Once you start you’ll want to keep going, so bring lunch and extra fuel. More than 100 km (60 mi) of trail come easy here. Start with a route along Kinbasket Lake and then head up the Hugh Allen Drainage. This route keeps opening up to bigger and better views, so make sure to allow lots of time to explore.
ATVing on Canoe Mountain Trail
Hang on and go four-wheeling on the Canoe Mountain Trail. Start at Kinbasket Lake and travel 2,400 metres (8,000 ft) up to the peak on old forest service roads. Park your ride, grab your camera and take in breathtaking valley views. It’s a short hike to alpine lakes and wildflower-filled meadows. You may even see some wildlife.
Please remember to pack out what you pack in. Help us preserve the beauty of this valley.
Top Ways to See Our World from an ATV
- Learn some ATV basics and book a scenic two-hour tour with Alpine Country Rentals
- Unique * Wild * Private – Join us on our exciting guided tour into the pristine wilderness. Explore wildlife, waterfalls and more off the beaten path. Take away unique memories of these fabulous mountains. Mica Mountain Lodge
- Bring the kids and head to Westridge Family Loop. A picnic shelter and several intersecting trails make this a favourite place to start the season
- Pull on your hiking boots and ride to the top of Canoe Mountain. Get off and stretch your legs and explore the alpine lakes and meadows
- Searching for a quiet fishing spot? Take Westside Road to Saddle Lakes and throw in your line
- Camp at Kinbasket and let your ATVing days be as leisurely as you like, as the staging area is the ideal starting point for dozens of epic adventures
- Bring some friends and rent your rides for the day or the weekend at Alpine Country Rentals
- You’ll be surprised how quickly time flies along the Hugh Allen Forest Service Road. More than 100 km (60 mi) of trail await you
- Get on your ATV and go geocaching. Uncover hidden treasure in the Robson Valley
Need To Know
- Wear appropriate clothing. Layering works well, and close-toed shoes are necessary
- Safety gear (helmets) are essential on area trails
- Be prepared for sudden weather changes and dress accordingly
- Stop by the Valemount Visitor Centre for a copy of the VARDA guide and local map
- Signage on trails through the summer months is sporadic, so do your research before heading out and access GPS files through VARDA
- Stick to existing roads and trails — tread lightly and protect the environment
- Never go alone. Leave an itinerary with someone and report upon your return and always travel in pairs
- Bring insect repellent
- Always pack a first-aid kit
- Give wildlife space and never feed the wildlife. Make sure you are bear aware
- Pack it in and pack it out — if you’re bringing lunch, make sure to take your empty food and drink containers with you
- Plan your trip in advance and let others know where you are going
When to Go
- Get set to ride in early to mid-May and keep going until the snow starts to fall in mid-to-late October