Uncover Nature's Palette

Embark on an adventure through the breathtaking landscapes of the North Thompson Valley. From sub-alpine meadows to ancient rainforests, this region boasts a rich tapestry of ecosystems waiting to be discovered. Capture the vibrant blooms of wildflower meadows, stand in awe beneath towering cedars, and traverse the treeless beauty of the alpine tundra.

Experience Four
Unique Zones

Spanning 330 kilometers (205 miles) from south to north, the North Thompson Valley encompasses four distinct ecological zones. Journey through sub-alpine and alpine forests, explore the rugged alpine tundra, and immerse yourself in the world's only inland temperate rainforest. Whether hiking, biking, snowshoeing, or skiing, the wonders of nature will leave you spellbound.

Where Mountains
Meet Rivers

Venture north from Kamloops and find yourself embraced by the Monashee Mountains, their lush forests blending seamlessly with verdant fields. Here, narrow strips of Interior Cedar and Western Hemlock forests paint a picturesque backdrop against the mountainous terrain.

Discover the Inland Temperate Rainforest

Nestled within the North Thompson Valley lies North America's only inland temperate rainforest. Spanning 400 to 600 kilometers (250-370 miles) from the ocean, this unique ecosystem thrives on snow melt and coastal air, creating ideal conditions for winter and summer adventures. Experience the thrill of heli-skiing amidst pristine powder snow, or seek refuge from the summer heat beneath the cool canopy of cedar and hemlock.

From Rainforest to Alpine Meadows

As elevation rises between 1,495 and 1,985 meters (4,904 and 6,512 feet), the landscape transitions from lush rainforest to sub-alpine forests. Explore moss covered trails and rocky outcrops, marvel at vibrant wildflower meadows in summer, and experience the tranquility of snow covered landscapes in winter.

Journey to the
Alpine Tundra

Reach new heights in the alpine tundra zone, where extreme climates and elevations over 2,000 meters (6,561 feet) create a rugged wilderness. Explore jagged peaks, glacier fed lakes, and snow-capped glaciers, embarking on heli-hiking adventures and hut-to-hut expeditions. Discover the untamed beauty of this raw landscape, where every corner holds a new adventure.

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.