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Valemount, British Columbia

Valemount is a village located in British Columbia, Canada, near the Alberta border, and located about 20 km (15 minutes) south of the highway junction of #16 and #5 at Tete Jaune Cache

The area that is now Valemount has a long history, dating back thousands of years to when it was home to the Secwepemc and Carrier First Nations peoples. European fur traders arrived in the area in the early 1800s, and a Hudson’s Bay Company trading post was established nearby in 1823.

In the late 1800s, prospectors began exploring the region for minerals and resources, and a small settlement grew up around the trading post. In the early 1900s, the Canadian National Railway was constructed through the area, and the settlement began to grow more rapidly. The town was officially incorporated as Valemount in 1962, taking its name from a combination of “valley” and “mountain”.

Throughout its history, Valemount has been a hub for transportation and resource extraction. The Yellowhead Highway, which runs through the village, was completed in 1970 and has helped to connect Valemount to other communities in the region. The town has also been home to a sawmill, a pulp mill, and a variety of other industries over the years.

Today, Valemount is primarily a tourist destination, known for its proximity to outdoor recreation opportunities such as hiking, skiing, and wildlife viewing. The village is also home to several museums and historical sites that showcase the area’s history, including the Valemount Museum, which features exhibits on the local First Nations people, the fur trade, and the construction of the Yellowhead Highway and Canadian National Railway.

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Valemount-forest and mountainsThompson Okanagan-Allen Jones

Valemount Attractions

Mount Robson Provincial Park

This park is home to the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson, and offers stunning hiking trails, lakes, and viewpoints.

2505 Berg Lake Rd, Valemount, BC V0E 2Z0

+1 250-566-4038


Valemount Visitor Centre

740 Highway 5 South, Valemount, BC V0E 2Z0



This center is a great place to start your visit to Valemount and offers information on local attractions, activities, and events.

Valemount Museum

1090 Main Street, Valemount, BC V0E 2Z0

+1 250-566-4177


This museum showcases the history of Valemount and the surrounding area, including exhibits on the local First Nations people, the fur trade, and the construction of the Yellowhead Highway and Canadian National Railway.

Valemount Bike Park

1665 Swift Creek Road, Valemount, BC V0E 2Z0

+1 250-566-4817


This mountain bike park offers a variety of trails for all skill levels, including downhill and cross-country routes.

George Hicks Regional Park

1555 Valemount-Frontage Rd, Valemount, BC V0E 2Z0



This park offers a playground, picnic tables, and a beach area on the shores of Kinbasket Lake.

Valemount Glacier Destinations


The resort will provide public access to high alpine glaciers for the first time in North America for sightseeing and year-round skiing. Reaching elevations of approximately 3,000 meters (on nearby Mount Peirre Elliot Trudeau) Valemount will also feature the largest vertical drop in North America, and one of the largest in the world, as well as some of the longest ski runs in the world. It is a unique and magical location, with large, majestic mountains and glaciers and a huge skiable terrain. The resort village is designed to be compact and environmentally sustainable and is designed in an authentic Canadian Rocky Mountain style.

The resort is located on land of the Simpcw  First Nation who are a division of the Secwepemc, or Shuswap, whose traditional territory encompasses approximately 5,000,000 Hectares in the North Thompson region. The area extends from slightly North of McLure to the headwaters of Fraser River near McBride, to Tête Jeune Cache,

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Vallemount-lakes and mountain range-Thompson Okanagan-Allen Jones

Valemount, British Columbia Area Map