Valemount, British Columbia
There are a few RV parks and campgrounds on the highway at Valemont.
Mountain views abound around this village in the valley of three mountain ranges, namely, the Rockies, the Cariboo and the Monashee. Recreational activities are many and include hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing, whitewater rafting, canoeing, rock climbing, skiing and snowmobiling. With Mount Robson Park in the neighbourhood, Jasper Park a little over an hour away, and at least two other parks nearby, Valemount is well-situated for adventure and exploration. The moderate climate is an asset to the outdoor life that beckons.
History begins in the very early 1800s with the coming of fur traders, David Thompson and Pierre Hatsination. In 1862, the Overlanders passed through en route to the Cariboo gold fields from Ontario. Then the arrival of the railroads in the early 1900s changed Valemount into a railway town which it continued to be into the 1960s. Now the economy is based on forestry, ranching and tourism.
- near to Mount Robson, 3,954 m. in height and the origin of the Fraser River
- near to Jasper National Park, AB
- hiking at Mount Terry Fox Provincial Park
- fishing at Rearguard Falls Provincial Park
- Valemount and Area Museum
- Valemount Birding Festival, June
- Robson Valley Music Festival, August
- wildlife viewing, such as moose, mountain goats, grizzly bears, beaver, muskrat, and pika
- helicopter tours of mountains and glaciers
- whitewater rafting