Let the Mountains Move You
Pack your bags, you’re going on an adventure! Hike, bike, canoe, kayak, bird watch, fish, whitewater raft, cross-country ski, and snowmobile to your heart’s content. Explore Mt. Robson, a UNESCO world heritage site and the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. There are countless wilderness adventures for you in and around the Village of Valemount, near the mouth of the Fraser River. Glacier-fed wilderness lakes, mighty rivers and mountain ranges are waiting for you.
Valemount is nestled between the Cariboo, Monashee, and Rocky mountain ranges on the Yellowhead Highway 5, north of Blue River and south of Jasper, AB. There’s plenty of wilderness here to keep you adventuring for weeks at a time. Sample a little of everything they have to offer in this mountain wilderness.
Valemount’s Recreational Hinterland
Take a quiet stroll through the Cranberry Marsh wilderness sanctuary, or explore the trails of Mount Robson Provincial Park. The wilderness has a way of beckoning you to venture outside. Visit the Valemount & Mt. Robson Trails website for more info.
Explore the wonders of Mount Robson on your own or on a guided tour. Trek your way up the Berg Lake trail (23 km/14 mi) to pristine blue-green waters. For something more dramatic, take a heli-tour and experience this glacial jewel from the air.
Slow things down a bit at Cranberry Marsh where you can revel in the migratory patterns of over 140 species of birds. In the winter, bring the family for an afternoon of skating on the marsh.
Create warm summer memories on a family-friendly scenic float trip along the historic Fraser River. For some heart pounding adventure tackle the rapids on a white water rafting tour.
Make the snow fly on an epic snowmobile journey through the winter wilderness or snowshoe pioneer-style amongst powder drenched trees. You’ll find it all here, in Valemount.
Events in Valemount
Events and celebrations in Valemount will have you feeling like a local. Have a good chin-wag with the locals at Valemountain Days every June. Then in July, get ready to cheer for your favourites at the Canoe Mountain Rodeo. Bull riding, bareback and barrel racing will have you stompin’ your feet and tossin’ your hat. In August you’ll find an eclectic group of performers’ at the Robson Music Festival. In September, take part in the Mount Robson Marathon along the Berg Lake trail. It’s time to let the mountains move you.