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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Thompson Okanagan > Valemount

The Village of Valemount is located 320 km (200 miles) north of Kamloops and 300 km (188 miles) south-east of Prince George on Yellowhead Hwy 5.

Major Mountain Ranges
Valemount is situated in a valley right in the heart of three major mountain ranges. These three ranges - the Cariboo, Columbia and Rocky Mountains contain some of British Columbia's highest mountains.

Great Canadians
Two peaks close by to Valemount are named after two great Canadians - Mt. Sir Wilfrid Laurier at 3,505 metres (11,499 feet) and Mt. Terry Fox, 2,650 metres (8,694 feet).

Canadian National Railway
Valemount has been historically linked to the Canadian National Railway with the original station built in 1927. Including the railway, forestry, guiding, and heli-skiing are Valemount's main driving economic forces.

Yellowhead Hwy 5
Valemount also provides a service role as support for the transportation of goods and people on the Yellowhead Hwy 5 between Kamloops and Edmonton. Various accommodations, gas stations and restaurants are available for you if you require a rest.

BC's Best Backcountry Skiing
The outdoor recreation and scenery around Valemount is absolutely incredible. If you love heli-skiing, Valemount has recently been on a quest to become BC's number one location for this sport. Also, during the wintertime, give your self a treat and try some of BC's best backcountry skiing and snowmobiling.

Canoe Mountain Resort
The latest news that is going around Valemount is the completion of a new four season facility called Canoe Mountain Resort. This new alpine village will feature North America's longest gondola and a 27-hole golf course complete with exclusive residential homes.

Fraser River
During the summer you can hike into the Rockies, white water raft in the headwaters of the Fraser River or experience the various horseback trails throughout the valley.

Mount Robson
If you happen to like taking photos or painting, the panoramic views of the mountains and valley is spectacular. Mount Robson, the highest point in the Canadian Rockies, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) is only 25 km (15 miles) north-east of Valemount near Tête Jaune Cache. Look for the entrance to the parking lot near the Mount Robson Motor Village the gas station and resort located nearby.

Valemount Links


Campground and RV Parks



Map of Valemount
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Photo of Mount Terry Fox from Hwy 5
Mount Terry Fox from Hwy 5


Welcome to Valemount
Welcome to Valemount


Photo of Main Street in Valemount


Valemount Pines Golf & RV Campground
Valemount Pines Golf & RV Campground


Mount Robson
Mount Robson


Visitor Centre for Information
Visitor Centre for Information


Valemount Museum
Valemount Museum

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