Once you arrive at your destination, stop, rest and cross A trail off your to-hike list.
For more detailed information on hiking trails around Valemount and Mount Robson check out our trails website!
Choose Your Own Adventure
Look up and marvel at the snow-capped peaks, glacial outcrops, alpine meadows, raging rivers and misty waterfalls. It’s time to discover what awaits around the next corner. Hiking in Valemount is well worth the effort and it’s the ideal landing spot for hikers of all skills and fitness levels. Take a day or a week and explore the hundreds of kilometres of trails that wind throughout Mount Robson Provincial Park.
Heli-Hike in Style
Arrive at the top of the mountain in style by booking a heli-hiking tour. Drink in the sights of the Valley of a Thousand Falls, Emperor Falls and Berg and Kinney lakes. Watch in awe as glaciers calf into the turquoise waters of the lake. When the sun begins to set, climb aboard the helicopter and soar back down the mountain. The ride up makes it easy for hikers of all ages and fitness levels to explore the alpine and appreciate the views.
Casual and Carefree
Take a casual stroll down a well marked, lake-side path and spend a carefree afternoon picnicking in the woods with the kids. Take your time and discover our gentle, easy climbs. Great for families and beginners.
Marshes and Mines
Bring the binoculars and relax on the Cranberry Marsh Loop. There are wildlife viewing platforms for the most spectacular bird watching opportunities in the region.
The Mica Mine Trail is a 4.5 km (3 mi), one-way trip back in time. Explore the old mine site where in the 1890s horses were used to haul mica down the mountain. Mica Mountain is also the location of William Roe’s famous Sasquatch sighting back in October 1955. Keep your eyes peeled, just in case!
Serious Stomping Ground
The Selwyn Traverse Trail, will take you on an 11 km (7 mi), one-way journey across small creeks and through cedar forests. Head to the McKirdy Summit Trail, which branches off the Selwyn Trail. Manoeuvre through the boulder field and reach the peak. Panoramic views of the Monashee, Cariboo and Rocky Mountain ranges can be had from the 13 km (8 mi) Canoe Mountain trip. If the climb doesn’t leave you breathless, the views will. Stop above the alpine lake (about 1 km from the summit) and have a well deserved break.
Rocky Mountain High
Old growth forests, deafening waterfalls and wildflower meadows mingle with steep climbs and dramatic descents — Mount Robson Provincial Park, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its hiking opportunities. Catch sight of mule and whitetail deer as they roam unhindered through the forest, which is also home to caribou, mountain goat and even grizzly bears. Mount Robson Provincial Park isn’t a place you spend a day. Spend a week or more here, camp under the stars and meet new friends along the way. People come from across the globe to experience the epic hike to Berg Lake.
Hike Amongst Wildlife
You’ll see plenty of wildlife on your Valemount hikes. Over 180 species of birds make Mount Robson Provincial Park their home. Cranberry Marsh is located along a major migration route where more than 140 species of birds touch down each year. Birds include: hawks, eagles, geese, ducks, swifts, woodpeckers, sandpipers, owls, finches, vireos, flycatchers, chickadees, bluebirds and warblers. The bi-annual Mount Robson Bird Blitz happens in June. To experience the true magic of the marsh, come at sunrise or at dusk in spring or in the fall.
There have been 42 species of mammals found in the park, from the wetland-loving moose and valley-hugging deer, to the mountain goats in the alpine tundra. Both black and grizzly bear make a home in the park, as do elk, deer, wolf, coyote and caribou.