Welcome to the North Thompson Valley. Come learn about the iconic experiences and memorable destinations you will want to visit this summer. Wander and take your time cruising the peaceful Highway 5. Take in the wilderness that is just a step away from becoming your new favourite memory. Take your time and visit the communities along Highway 5 of Valemount, Blue River, Clearwater & Wells Gray Provincial Park, and Lower North Thompson Valley. There's plenty of wilderness here to keep you adventuring for weeks at a time.

Mountains and Memories

Weave through the scenic beauty of this region, with mountains to keep you company on your travels. Hiking is a must-do activity to experience the true natural beauty of the North Thompson Valley. Stop into Clearwater and embark on your next itinerary to experience Canada’s Waterfall Park, Wells Gray Provincial Park. Not sure which falls, sights, hikes, or stops to make while in Wells Gray Park? Have no fear; the welcoming staff at the Tourism Wells Gray Visitor Centre are the perfect addition to help set up your itinerary for the day. Start your hiking adventures with fields of alpine blooms at Trophy Mountains, the popular scenes of glacier lilies in June, and rolling alpine meadows with endless vibrant coloured wildflowers in July and August. Visitors travelling in the North Thompson Valley have the luxury of enjoying numerous marine campsites. Whether you bring your own canoe or kayak, rent one, or hire Clearwater Boat Tours to transport you to one of the marine campsites, it is inclusive for all. Choose from the abundance of campgrounds, cabins, and hotels in every community.

Enjoy the quiet adventure through Blue River’s trail network of cedar and spruce forests. Choose from Blue River’s campground, marine campsites at Murtle Lake, or hotels to rest up for your next adventure in the North Thompson Valley. Take in the sights of true wilderness at Mud Lake, with forested mountains as the perfect background for capturing memories.

Mount Robson, the Crown Jewel of the Rocky Mountains, calls the North Thompson Valley home. Take in the majestic sight of lupins blooming as far as the eye can see with Mount Robson as the backdrop. This iconic mountainous scene draws crowds from around the world. Continue your road trip to Valemount by stopping to experience the rushing water of Regard Falls, just a short distance from Mount Robson. Regard Falls is a fantastic viewing place to witness the power of the Fraser River. Valemount is surrounded by three mountain ranges: the Rocky Mountains, the Monashee Mountains, and the Cariboo Mountains. Since you have arrived in Valemount, check into the numerous accommodations options and learn about the other amazing sights from the knowledgeable Valemount Visitor Centre staff. Transport yourself into the tropics and experience the wondrous adventure of the Hawaii BC hike, and take in the falls as your reward.

Adrenaline Adventure

Hello travellers who love to get their adrenaline flowing and heart pumping! The North Thompson Valley is legendary for its whitewater rafting and mountain biking. Feel the rush of wind on your face as you paddle or pedal, we promise a smile will be stuck to your face.

Whether you are flying down one of the 56 trails at Valemount Bike Park, winding through the old-school feel of Blue River’s trails, or leading the family pack at Candle Creek Trails in Clearwater, there is biking fun for everyone in the North Thompson Valley.

Whitewater rafting is a summer thrill that you need to experience for the first time or do again. It is one of the best ways to see the natural beauty of the North Thompson Valley. Take in the sights of the Fraser River or the Clearwater River, and you will be making memories for a lifetime. Whether it is a hot summer or a warm rainy day, whitewater rafting is the perfect activity!

If you prefer the scenic approach, stop in Blue River for a river safari and experience the wilderness that calls this valley home. Or enjoy the adventure of North America’s paddle-only lake, Murtle Lake. It is time for you to start planning your next adventure in the North Thompson Valley and we can’t wait to welcome you.

Lower North Thompson Valley

The southern entrance to the North Thompson Valley is where summer adventure is a warm welcome—famously known for the cowboy style, rolling hills, cabin & camping getaways, lakes, and ultimate fishing. Pack up your friends, family, and pets to enjoy a road trip through the Lower North Thompson Valley. Take a turn off Highway 5 to cruise the roads that wind through the Lower North Thompson Valley. Drop a lure in some of the best fishing spots in B.C. and soak in the peace and solitude you will find here. Camping and cabins are a fantastic way to enjoy your vacation with the comforts of home. With lakes just steps from cabin doors, it is an oasis in the Lower North Thompson Valley.

Fuel up for a day of relaxation, adventures, and memory-making by enjoying the tasty delights of the local dining. The High Five Diner is a must-stop on your road trip as you step into the classic feel of a homestyle diner. If you’re looking for homemade goodies and fresh produce, look no further than Teniye Market.

Learn more about how to best adventure the Lower North Thompson.

This website is the official travel website for the North Thompson Valley, British Columbia, Canada and is sponsored by the North Thompson Valley Marketing Committee; a partnership of Tourism Wells Gray, Thompson-Nicola Regional District and Tourism Valemount.