Your quiet reverie is broken by the gentle buzzing of bees flitting from flower to flower. The light blue sky streams sunlight on your shoulders as you watch a golden eagle floating in the thermals above your head. Look toward the horizon lined by ever-greater mountain peaks. Lie back in a blanket of blossoms and watch the clouds silently drift by.
Pick Your Destination
You’re here, up in the alpine, walking along flower-strewn cliffs and silent forests, into a yawning alpine meadow. With rugged mountain passes, loamy rainforest paths, and alpine meadows dotted with colour, hiking through the North Thompson Valley can be the theme of your vacation.
Each destination offers a unique experience and sets you up for the next. Before your vacation is done you’ll have conquered the most scenic trails in the North Thompson Valley.
Set out for a trek on the Skull Mountain trail close to Barriere. This trail, once devastated by a fire in 2003, has now rebounded. The charred and damaged timber has been removed, providing sweeping views of the pristine North Thompson Valley.
Wells Gray Provincial Park Hikes
Next, journey on to Wells Gray Provincial Park for a one-day or multi-day trek from hut to hut. Hike through the painted blossom of Trophy Mountain, then above the alpine along the spine of the mountains.
Finish with a bang in Valemount as a helicopter whisks you away near the peak of Mount Robson — the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. You can be dropped at Berg Lake to start your final hike. Get inspired by the ice-capped turquoise waters of the lake, and start your descent down the Berg Lake Trail. If this isn’t enough hiking for you, skip the helicopter, and hike all 44 km (27 miles) roundtrip instead.