The North Thompson Valley
North Thompson Valley British Columbia — Wilderness Just a Step Away. Discover a land of endless adventures — where rivers run wild and waterfalls thunder, where Canadian wildlife roam free and the snowfall is epic. Find yourself here, awed by Canada’s rugged beauty and charmed by the people who call this place home. Come play in an untamed wilderness — in the heart of British Columbia’s central interior.
In the summer, the North Thompson Valley is a playground built for adventurers. The sun basking your skin is the perfect complement to hiking through alpine meadows, feeling the spray of rushing waterfalls, or peacefully paddling along tree-lined lakes. This is the perfect time of year to experience an epic multi-day hike and camp in the wilderness that is our backyard. The Berg Lake Trail leading to Mount Robson and Wells Gray Provincial Park are two legendary hikes filled with wildlife, alpine meadows, waterfalls, glaciers, and so much more. If you’re looking to scratch that adrenaline itch, the North Thompson Valley has you covered there too.
Get your downhill mountain biking fix at the fully-equipped bike park in Valemount that is encapsulated in stunning vistas, or ride the well-worn trails through the forests of Clearwater. Really push the pace and try riding some wild rapids on the North Thompson River.
The North Thompson does relaxation right, as well. Slow things down with a back-country canoe camping adventure and revitalize your spirit with crisp mountain air. The azure blue of Murtle Lake will have you thinking about your next return trip before you leave. Cast a line in any of the surrounding lakes down in Barriere, and you’ll be sure to unwind. If fishing isn’t your thing, channel your inner cowboy and cruise the trails of the Lower North Thompson on horseback! Your summer adventure can include all of these or just a couple of them. Either way, you’ll be left awe-struck with what you discover in the North Thompson Valley and left with memories that will be difficult to forget.