British Columbia Travel Guide
The unofficial BC Travel & Tourism Guide
Take a long gentle walk or chose a strenuous lengthier mountain challenging hike and either way you are only minutes from a wildlife tour, rafting trip or canoeing experience. Exhilarating white water or gentle rafting trips are available.

Travelers who wish to experience some world class mountain biking or hiking have come to the right place! Valemount is home to the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains.

In the winter, visitors may want to bring their own skates to make a day of fun on the local frozen marshes or their skis and head for a day of glistening powder on a heli-skiing trip. Others may want to enjoy the groomed cross-country trails or spend the day tobogganing the slopes. Or guests can even try world class dog sledding!

The area is packed with wildlife! Often spotted on the roadside or during long day hikes are; deer, grizzly bears, chipmunks, goats, squirrels, and moose.

There are also many artists and artisans who make their home here in Valemount. Local shops cater to and showcase their work.

Population: 1,195

Highlights:
Moose lake
Mount Robson Provincial Park - the famous Berg Lake Trail & the massive Berg Glacier. Special fact: Mount Robson is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, reaching 3,954 meters!
Rearguard Falls Provincial Park - great fishing
George Hicks Regional Park - Autumn salmon run
Robert W. Starratt Wildlife Sanctuary
Snowmobiling paradise of over 98,842 acres of groomed trails and warm huts.

Things To Bring:
Take caution around wildlife!

History:
In the early twentieth century, a population of nearly 10,000 camped or resided at Tete Jaune Cache (which no longer exists) during the fur trade, only 19 kilometers north of where Valemount stands today. They were a collection of early pioneers such as; Overlanders, mountain climbers, and railway workmen who would later help to carve Valemountís history. Artifacts of those earlier years are available for viewing at the Valemount and Area Museum.

Climate:
Summer average 20 degrees Celsius
Winter average -10 degrees Celsius

 

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