Population: 1,100

Valemount, British Columbia, is located on Highway 5, between Kamloops and Prince George. Valemount is accessible from the Central Access Route.

Visitor Information

Valemount Visitor Information Center, open year-round, is located off of Highway 5 at 785 Cranberry Lake Road. Phone 250-566-9893, email visitorcentre@valemount.ca or visit www.visitvalemount.ca. The center offers free Wi-Fi, adventure activity bookings and accommodation reservation services. Visitors will find a variety of displays about local wildlife, including the Swift Creek chinook salmon run. They have a gift shop with Canada souvenirs as well as local arts and crafts for sale.

Services

Valemount is a great stop because it has all visitor services. 5th Avenue has hotels, a bank with ATM, supermarket, pharmacy, hardware store, brewery, restaurants, pub, coffee shop, salon, health food store, giftshops, car wash, and recycling depot. Turn on to Main Street for the Swiss Bakery and sample their authentic Swiss baked goods. There are free EV plug-ins located at Centennial Park off of Dogwood Street. Valemount has several private campgrounds, including Irvin’s RV Park less than a mile north of town.

Attractions

The Valemount Museum, located in a restored 1914 Railway Station, features a trapper’s cabin, a model railroad and local history. It also features a Fallen Heroes display from the local Legion. The public library is adjacent to the museum.

Valemount is a popular service stop for motorists headed to Mount Robson Provincial Park and Jasper National Park. Summer activities in the Valemount area include rafting, boating, canoeing, mountain biking (bike park), hiking, fishing, horseback riding and golfing. ATV, Jeep or helicopter tours are also available. Winter activities include snowmachining, dogsledding, snowshoeing, skating and cross-country skiing.