Step Into Nature
Like No Other

The North Thompson Valley offers an excess of hiking adventures and trails, catering to every level of outdoor enthusiast. In Blue River, explore the breathtaking alpine vistas and unspoiled forest trails. Valemount boasts stunning mountain ranges with trails ranging from gentle walks through rolling hills to challenging ascents up iconic mountain passes. Meanwhile, Wells Gray Provincial Park offers a wilderness playground with a network of trails leading to stunning waterfalls, lush forests, and serene lakes. Whether you seek a leisurely stroll or a rigorous trek, the North Thompson Valley has hiking experiences to suit every taste and skill level.

Hut to Hut

Breathe in the refreshing mountain air as you climb, winding through trees and valleys. The rugged mountain peaks of the Cariboos stretch into a cloudless sky. This is hut to hut hiking in the North Thompson’s back country.

In the warmer months, rainbows of alpine blooms fill rolling meadows as far as the eye can see. You catch sight of a mule deer dashing through the forest as birds serenade you. Explore where old growth rainforests give way to stony mountain slopes, where wild flowers shelter scurrying creatures and tranquil lakes call to you to jump in for a swim. Reach your peak; find your path, let nature lead you in the North Thompson Valley.

Whether it’s a day trip in the old growth rainforest or a week-long adventure going hut to hut, there’s nothing quite like this adventure.

Interior Cedar-Hemlock, sub-alpine and alpine tundra eco zones climb from valley floor to the peaks of sloping mountains in the pure wilderness of Wells Gray Provincial Park. Born of erupting volcanoes, scarred and scoured by retreating glaciers, this is Canada at its most raw and wild. And it’s all a half-hour drive off the Yellowhead Highway, near the town of Clearwater. Take your time and explore Wells Gray on a three, five or seven-day hut to hut adventure on foot or on cross-country skis. Restore yourself as you play in nature, climb its peaks and tumble through its fields.

Embark on an epic adventure amidst the towering peaks of the North Thompson Valley. Choose your own path as you explore the giant among giants, majestic Mount Robson. Whether you opt for a helicopter ride to the peak or prefer to hike the entire trail, the choice is yours. As you traverse the rugged terrain, marvel at the aquamarine hues of Berg Lake and the grandeur of Mount Robson. Experience the thrill of witnessing thundering waterfalls and encountering diverse wildlife. With options for helicopter access or a challenging hike, you can customize your journey to suit your preferences. Discover the untamed beauty of the Canadian Rockies and create memories to last a lifetime.

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Escape into the tranquil embrace of the alpine meadows, where vibrant blossoms paint the landscape in a tapestry of colours. As you wander through this natural paradise, listen to the gentle hum of bees and marvel at the graceful flight of golden eagles soaring overhead. With each step, the towering peaks of the North Thompson Valley beckon you forward, offering a journey of discovery through rugged mountain passes, lush rainforest trails, and expansive alpine meadows.

Explore Diverse Destinations

Begin your adventure in Wells Gray Provincial Park, where you can embark on a day trip or an extended hike from hut to hut. Traverse the picturesque trails of Trophy Mountain, adorned with a breathtaking display of painted blossoms, before ascending to the lofty heights of the alpine ridges.

Reach New Heights
in Valemount

Conclude your expedition with a thrilling helicopter ride to the summit of Mount Robson, the crown jewel of the Canadian Rockies. From there, descend to the shores of Berg Lake, where the tranquil turquoise waters reflect the majestic glaciers above. Whether you opt for the helicopter ride or choose to hike the entire 44 km roundtrip journey, every step is a testament to the awe-inspiring beauty of the alpine wilderness.

Seize the Moment

Bask in the fleeting beauty of the alpine meadows, knowing that these precious moments are as ephemeral as the blossoms themselves. Let the warmth of the sun on your shoulders and the serenity of the mountain peaks on the horizon fill you with a sense of peace and wonder. Embrace the magic of the moment, for in the alpine, time stands still, and nature's beauty reigns supreme.

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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO *Mount Robson-Berg Lake Trail Repairs
Significant repairs need to be made along the entire 23 kilometres of trail. Due to the scale of damage, the dynamic actions of the river, the brief construction window, and taking into account climate resiliency in rebuilding, B.C. Parks plans to reconstruct the trail over a staged, multi-year process, with the following targets for re-opening:

Trailhead to Kinney Lake – Summer 2023
Kinney Lake to Whitehorn – Summer 2024
Whitehorn to Berg Lake – Summer 2025

For more information visit the Mount Robson Provincial Park Website

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.