Valemount, British Columbia (Valley in the Mountains) is a world-class destination for those who love the outdoors and opportunities to experience a variety of sports and activities. Valemount is surrounded by the Rockies, Cariboo and Monashee mountain ranges and is therefore ideally situated as one of British Columbia’s foremost “winter wonderland” playgrounds. As a vacation destination, the quaint Village of Valemount, as well as the surrounding areas, offer activities that are boundless.
During the winter months (December to April), “Heli-skiers” from around the world arrive on this door step to experience the thrill of skiing in the pristine Cariboo Mountain Range. Enthusiastic skiers have access to glacier terrain and steep and deep runs that are touted as some of the best in the world. Skilled instructors and guides ensure that visitors will have an exceptional and unforgettable experience. Back-country skiing and cross-country skiing is readily enjoyed by visitors and residents alike, and guided activities are available.
This location is also well known as a “snowmobilier’s” paradise. The Village of Valemount has received a number of awards as BC’s favourite snowmobile destination. Perfectly groomed trails, powdery abundant snowfall, sunny days and out-of-this-world scenery attract visitors all winter long to this first-class snowmobiling location. Alpine areas are accessible even to novice sledders, but if you are a little uncertain and want to ride safely, guided tours are also available.
VARDA (Valemount and Area Development Assn) has planned additional warming shelters in the riding areas and is working on THE FIRST EVER SNOWMOBILE ACCESSED SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING AREA- visit the VARDA website for information.
Bird lovers and walkers are easily enticed to take a leisurely walk through the peaceful paths of the R.W. Starratt Wildlife Sanctuary, directly behind the Legacy, and Jackman Flats Ecological Reserve is located close to the Village. You can also go golfing on a golfing green surrounded by spectacular glacier-topped mountains.
There are some excellent fishing lakes to be found close to Valemount and they are Kinbasket, Yellowhead-Lucerne and Moose. These lake areas offer a variety of trout such as Rainbow, Dolly Varden, Lake Trout, Kokanee and White Fish. Sport river fishing is also close by at Canoe River, Camp Creek, Swift Creek and McLennan River.
In recent years, biking has become a very popular sport in Valemount, and the tourism office will be happy to provide you with maps of the area's biking trails. Top it off with a visit to the local brewery. You will not be disappointed.
In close proximity to Valemount is majestic Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rocky Mountain range, situated in Mount Robson Provincial Park. This is an ideal location for those who like to hike in the unspoiled, magnificent backcountry. The park comprises a portion of “one of the world’s largest blocks of protected areas” and has been designated as part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990. Within the park boundaries there are lakes that are suitable for canoeing, boating and fishing. As well, there are rafting companies that operate along sections of the river offering visitors an exciting experience in white water river rafting travel. Commercial horse outfitters use the Berg Lake Trail in the park in case you would like to experience the backcountry on horseback.
IF YOU ARE SEEKING INFORMATION ABOUT VALEMOUNT AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES GO TO THE OFFICIAL VALEMOUNT WEBSITE WHICH IS CONTINUALLY UPDATED AND HAS THE MOST ACCURATE INFORMATION.