Between the Rocky, the Monashee Mountains and the Cariboo Mountains, there lies a hidden paradise for sports enthusiasts and event seekers. The village of Valemount, located in British Columbia, Canada reflects the natural beauty of its province BC. Splendor sine occasu ("Splendour without Diminishment")- that’s the motto of the charming village, located 320 km north of Kamloops. You will find a refuge characterized by this stunning mountain country. Escape from everyday life and stress, by visiting the village of approximately 1,065 residents with its natural beauty, to take a deep breath of fresh mountain air. This small but charming village features several parks for recreational activitiies in the Mount Robson Valleys. It’s one of the seven communities in English speaking Canada, which is characterized by ranching, forestry and tourism industry. The name “Valemount” actually derives from the idea of “Valley in the Mountains”, which was later on shortened into “Valemount”. Thanks to its gorgeous snow mobiling terrain, the “Valley in the Mountains” has become a tourist hotspot for nature loving travellers. Being the northernmost point of the Thompson Okanagan, it is located near the highest peak of the Canadian Rockies. Wildlife is in the spotlight of this area. Mountain goats, grizzly bears, black bears and mule deers are just few of the nice fellows you will meet during your walk through at the East side of Moose Lake.Thanks to the nature-based scenery, Valemount has attracted lots of artisans and artists, who call the village their home. Join the "Valemount Arts and Cultural society" if you want to be part of the creative local artists. We’re talking about a picturesque area, which is definitely worth-visiting, whether you’re planning your trip with your children, parents, grandparents or by yourself.
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Attractions in Valemount
This is the King of the Rocky Mountain Range and the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies thanks to its elevation of approximately 4000 metres. Moreover it contains the headwaters of the Fraser River. So go ahead and get your refreshment!
Tete Jaune Cache
This is an amazing rural area, only 7 miles away from Mount Robson. Located on the Fraser River, north of Valemount, BC Canada, it’s known for its beautiful forest and rich habitat.
Check out the Lookout Trail, northwest of Tete Jaune Cache. We’re talking about a forestry lookout tower, located on Watertank Hill, which provides nature-loving travellers with a beautiful view over the Valemount Valley.
Travel tips for Valemount (things to do)
As mentioned before, Valemount is a spot for sports opportunities. The “playground for tourists” offers horseback riding, whitewater rafting, hiking, camping, snowmobiling and canoeing. Those are just few of the activities you should not miss, if you’ re a sports enthusiast or nature-loving person. Besides that, you can paddle along the McLennan and Fraser Rivers or the longest river in British Columbia- Thompson River, while exploring the Robson Valley and its wildlife.
Valemount Pines Golf Course
For golf players there’s one right destination: A 9 hole, par 3 golf course. Accept the challenge!
Mount Robson Valley
This should definitely be a stop on your upcoming trip. The so-called Mount Robson Provincial Park is one of the most interesting spots, not only because of its history (it is the oldest one in the region) but it contains one of the few living glaciers in the Canadian Rockies. In the park you’ll find hiking trails and back country excursions which will challenge adventurous people as for example hikers, climbers and also back country enthusiasts. Join one of the naturalists, who will lead you through the fascinating nature walks. In addition, this area features an exciting marathon, called Mount Robson Marathon and exhibits of the Valemount Arts & Cultural Society.
Cedarside and George Hicks Regional Park
For some relaxation time, head for Cedarside Regional Park, where you can enjoy the sunny beach and take a dip in Cranberry Lake during summer.
Visit George Hicks Regional Park to experience British Columbia’s amazing wildlife while checking out the observation towers. The next stop for animal lovers surely might be the
Robert W. Staratt Wildlife Sanctuary
Thanks to a good network of trails and walkways you’ ll get a good access to the park, which offers an excellent view over birdlife and nature.
For those, who are interested in education and Valemount’s history, there’s the Valemount Museum, which displays a railroad which even runs through the bathroom of the building featuring three different levels. Besides having experienced wild and nature life, there’s one thing which will delight adventure seekers a memorable experience.
In Valemount, you’ll be invited to take a Helicopter Tour, which you should definitely accept! Now, it’s time to get an idea of how glaciers, wildlife and panoramic landscape look like from the bird’s eyes view.
Looking for some festivals?
The Robson Valley Music Festival: Reserve your ticket well in advance! This might be one of the most interesting and entertaining music festivals, offering multi-genres of music. The setting is of course the Robson Valley. Interested in learning something about Valemount’s 140 bird species? Then you should definitely join The Valemount Birding Festival, where those beautiful animals are exhibited.
What about food?
Of course, you should not forget to visit Pepe's Pizza & Restaurant, down 5th avenue, for having a delicious home-made style pizza. For eating some nice seafood or a tasty steak, stop at Caribou Grill and for having an excellent burger, just head for Great Escape. There’s also the Chinese restaurant for those who who want to enjoy Asian food. Bon Apetite!
Fun and interesting facts
1)One-tenth of the world's forests are in Canada
2)An interesting fact is that Canada is widely believed to be the home of Santa Claus
3)Many inventions such as the electric light bulb, the electron microscope, the telephone, the zipper, the first snowmobile and basketball were invented in Canada
4)Summer in Canada is when it stops snowing, which is in July
5)In Canada the capital is called Ottawa, because “Washington DC” was already taken