Explore the communities of Clearwater, Blue River and Valemount. With amazing vistas and spectacular adventure opportunities, there’s so much to enjoy. Plan in advance for an epic adventure or escape for a day of complete zen. Whatever you choose, the untamed wilderness of the North Thompson will leave you in awe.

Duration 1-7 Days
Location Clearwater & Wells Gray, Blue River, Valemount
When to Go May - October
Traveller Type Authentic Experiencer, Free Spirits

Day 1 Valemount

After you check into your accommodations, explore the community. Take in the Visitor Center, pick up a Valemount Bike Park map and guide to plan your hiking and biking adventures.

Enjoy a fresh roasted coffee, and a fresh baked treat. Explore the many trails in and around the community. As the sun begins to set relax and enjoy a freshly prepared meal and sip a cold beverage.

Day 2

Take your time to discover the many trails at the Valemount Bike Park. From flowy or cross country trails, to more challenging downhill terrain there is something for the novice to advanced rider. You may want to extend your stay!

For the hiker there are also many trails to choose from. There are mostly flat sandy trails at Jackman Flats, scenic alpine hikes, and the tropical looking of the Aloha Trail that features lush terrain, and beautiful waterfalls. All beautiful sites for capturing photos and selfies!

Day 3 Blue River

Spend your morning riding your new favourite trails at Valemount Bike Park before hitting the highway to Blue River.

Check into your Blue River accommodation, grab your bike and experience the good old school multi-use trails.

Whether hiking or biking, the trail network in Blue River provides backcountry wilderness within close proximity to the quaint town. End your day with a cool down and a picnic at Eleanor Lake.

Day 4 Clearwater

You have arrived in Clearwater, the gateway to Wells Gray Provincial Park. Check into your accommodation and start planning your adventure.

Pack up your bike and head off to explore the Candle Creek Trail network, full of family fun for all levels. This trail network offers 32 km of trails that provide beautiful viewpoints, technical features and something for everyone.

Day 5 Wells Gray Park

Unpack your hiking boots and get ready to explore Wells Gray Provincial Park, Canada’s waterfall park. Stop and smell the flowers, you have arrived in a hiker’s paradise whether you day trip or multi-day hike.

Take in one of 42 named waterfalls, with options ranging from a short stroll from your car to a challenging backcountry hike.

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.