Tasty Treats and Well-earned Sleeps
Everyone needs to eat and sleep, even when they’re on vacation! Fill up and fuel up for your day’s adventures exploring our vast wilderness, then rest-up for tomorrow in comfort and style.
Tastes of the Valley
Each destination within the North Thompson Valley is known for their own dining specialties. Grab and go, European-inspired, romantic lake or mountainside dining — there’s a restaurant to satisfy every hunger pang.
Food fare at Sun Peaks
Wander through the Village, where hospitality, great food and tantalizing settings make dining an experience, not just a meal. Explore the culinary scene at Sun Peaks Resort, where family-friendly, gourmet casual, fine dining, and wine and products from local wineries and ranches can be found in a variety of restaurants and cafes. Come in January to taste the grapes during the Winter Okanagan Wine Festival.
Casual Comfort Food in Barriere, Lower North Thompson
Find casual comfort food in Barriere — from nationally recognized chains, locally owned steak houses, and restaurants at golf courses. Hiking or riding any of Barriere’s trails? Shop the Farmer’s Market every Thursday from May to October for picnic ingredients to enjoy along the way. South of Barriere and Lower North Thompson Eating Establishments. (NEW SERVICE DIRECTORY BARRIERE WEBSITE to come)
Inspired Dining in Wells Gray & Clearwater
Fuel your hunger exploring the wonders of Wells Gray Provincial Park, but feed your appetite in town. Clearwater is the dining hub of Wells Gray Provincial Park — where you’ll find classic Canadian fare with more than a little twist at local pubs, cafes and restaurants and nationally recognized chains. If ever you want a good feed of Schnitzel, Clearwater’s the place for you!
Burgers and More in Blue River and Avola
Wrap your hands around the “Mother of all Burgers” a “must stop” in Avola or indulge in a time-honoured vacation tradition — pub fare at the casual restaurants you’ll find in Blue River.
A romantic dinner by the fireplace, delectables from a Swiss bakery, comfort food found in a log cabin, inventive creations served from the side of a food truck, and a local brewery. The dining scene in Valemount is as eclectic as the international chefs who serve it up in Valemount.
Get your Rest
If it’s true that fresh air leads to a good night’s sleep, then get ready to be well-rested during your stay in the North Thompson Valley. Where will you chose to put in for the night? Handy and affordable family-run motels and hotels are located just off the Yellowhead Highway. Snuggle down in rustic and warm log cabins or make yourself at home with cheery bed and breakfasts. Fall asleep under an awning of trees, or turn down the sheets with local ski slopes just outside your window. In the hustle and bustle of summer, accommodations book up quickly, so make sure that you plan ahead to avoid being disappointed.
Make your accommodations part of your adventure in the North Thompson Valley. Fall into a blissful deep sleep after a day of playing in the mountains at Sun Peaks, bedding down in ski chalet vacation rentals, luxury hotels, large family vacation chalets, condos, cozy bed and breakfasts and an RV site.
Barriere, Lower North Thompson
Convenient, comfortable and reasonable options are prevalent in Barriere and the surrounding area, with motels and inns, quaint bed and breakfasts, RV parks, ranch stays and fishing resorts.
Clearwater, Wells Gray
Further down the highway, you’ll find motels and fishing resorts. Wells Gray and Clearwater will make you feel right at home in hotels, cozy cabins, motels, ranch resorts, RV parks and campgrounds and bed and breakfasts.
Bed down in the backcountry in Murtle Lake, at roadside RV resorts, local but nationally branded hotels or luxury log homes at Mike Wiegele’s Resort in Blue River.
Light a campfire and pitch your tent for the night in the Canadian wilds surrounding Valemount, sleep by the trail on Mount Robson, park your RV, or stay at locally owned hotels, cabins and bed and breakfasts.