We Love to Bring People Together to Celebrate

Make yourself at home at one of our events and festivals. The communities of the North Thompson Valley love to bring people together to celebrate. There’s something in every season. Have fun in the North Thompson Valley, where wilderness is just a step away.

Clearwater & Wells Gray

During the warmer months in Clearwater & Wells Gray Park, immerse yourself in the vibrant local community by stocking up on local goodness at their weekly Saturday Farmers' Market and enjoying a delicious Elks breakfast. Each Spring in Clearwater enjoy the May Day festivities or relish in the live music at the annual Dunn Folkin Around music festival. For those looking for a unique way to explore the trails in Clearwater there is the annual Candle Creek Half Marathon event. For a slower paced activity and great spectator sport, give disc golf a try! Wells Gray Park hosts the provincial and national disc golf tournaments each year. As the seasons transition to fall, experience the joy of outdoor festivities and celebrate the return of the salmon. Experience the Simpcw First Fish Ceremony, a cultural experience that honours the significance of this annual event. Join the celebration and embrace the beauty of nature's bounty in Clearwater & Wells Gray Park.

Blue River

Throughout the year, there's no shortage of opportunities for fun, with dances and dinners happening almost every month. Mark your calendars for the welcoming of summer with the community BBQ in June – it's an event not to be missed! Blue River hosts a Canada Day parade and lakeside celebration which showcases the vibrancy of this small community. August brings the excitement of the Blue River Slo-pitch tournament, where teams come together for friendly competition and camaraderie. Join in the festivities and create unforgettable memories in Blue River.


Experience the magic of Valemount during Valemountain Days on the second weekend of June, where the mountains themselves seem to inspire adventure and excitement. Don't miss out on the vALEmount Craft Beer Experience, offering a taste of local flavours that perfectly complement the stunning scenery. For outdoor enthusiasts, September brings the Mount Robson Marathon, inviting you to hit the trails and discover the breathtaking beauty of the area while testing your limits. Enjoy the fun times at the Spring and Fall Bike Fest. Tickets go quickly for these events! And for those who prefer the tranquility of the water, there's the Valemount Marina Fishing Derby at Kinbasket Lake on the Labour Day long weekend. Grab your fishing gear and try your luck – who knows, you might reel in the catch of a lifetime!

Full List of Festivals & Events

Check with the local Visitor Centres for exact dates and times of events.


  • Winter Festival (Valemount)
  • Clearwater Winter Festival (Clearwater & Wells Gray)
  • Ice Man Fishing Derby (Clearwater & Wells Gray)


  • Birch Leg Cross Country Ski Race (Clearwater & Wells Gray)


  • Honouring Young Women Pow Wow (Chu Chua)


  • May Day Parade (Clearwater & Wells Gray)
  • High School Rodeo (Valemount)
  • Saturday Farmers Market (Clearwater & Wells Gray)
  • Dunn Folkin Around music festival (Clearwater & Wells Gray)


  • Welcome to Summer Community BBQ (Blue River)
  • Summer Solstice Disc Golf Tournament (Clearwater)
  • Valemountain Days (Valemount 3 days)
  • Thursday Farmers Market (Valemount)
  • Saturday Farmers Market (Clearwater & Wells Gray)


  • Celebrate Canada’s birthday
  • Valemountain Days (Valemount)
  • Canoe Mountain Rodeo (Valemount)
  • Canada Parks Day (Mount Robson)
  • Clearwater Kayak Festival (Clearwater & Wells Gray)
  • Thursday Night Concert Series (Clearwater & Wells Gray)
  • Thursday Farmers Market (Valemount)
  • Saturday Farmers Market (Clearwater & Wells Gray)


  • Clearwater Children’s Arts Festival (Clearwater & Wells Gray)
  • Blue River Blues Slo-Pitch Tournament (Blue River)
  • North West Mud Racing (Valemount)
  • Robson Valley Music Festival (Dunster)
  • First Fish Ceremony (Simpcw First Nation – north of Clearwater)
  • The Blueberry Tea (Valemount)
  • Thursday Night Concert Series (Clearwater & Wells Gray)
  • Thursday Farmers Market (Valemount)
  • Saturday Farmers Market (Clearwater & Wells Gray)
  • Candle Creek Half Marathon (Clearwater & Wells Gray)


  • Valemount Craft Beer Experience (Valemount)
  • Valemount Marina Fishing Derby (Valemount)
  • Serenity Harvest Music Festival (Clearwater & Wells Gray)
  • Mount Robson Marathon Run (Mount Robson)
  • Thursday Farmers Market (Valemount)
  • Saturday Farmers Market (Clearwater & Wells Gray)
  • Disc Golf National Tournament (Clearwater & Wells Gray)


  • Annual Community Harvest Dinner (Blue River)
  • Kid’s Halloween Party (Blue River)


  • Welcome to Winter Dance (Blue River)
  • Christmas Craft Fair (Blue River)
  • Christmas Light Up and Market (Clearwater & Wells Gray)

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.