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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns >  Yellowhead Hwy > Tête Jaune Cache

Tête Jaune Cache
Tête Jaune Cache is a small community located 20 km (12.5 miles) north of Valemount on Hwy 5 and 63 km (40 miles) east of McBride and 104 km (65 miles) west of Jasper, Alberta on Hwy 16.

'Yellow Head'
The words Tête Jaune translated means 'Yellow Head' referring to the Iroquois Métis guide named Pierre Bostonais (also recorded as Pierre Hastination) who was employed by the Hudson's Bay Company to cross the Rocky Mountains in 1819. Pierre Bostonais (Pierre Hastination) had long blonde hair and was nicknamed Tete Jaune or 'Yellow Head' by the other French voyageurs.

Robson and Fraser Rivers
Tête Jaune Cache is situated at the confluence of the Robson and Fraser Rivers. Both of these rivers provide ample recreational activities including canoeing, white-water kayaking, exploring and fishing.

Recreational Activities
Other outdoor recreational activities that you can do in the summer and spring include: quad riding, horse-riding, ATV tours, motorcycle, cycling and mountain biking. During the winter you have heli-skiing, Cat-skiing, ice fishing, dog sledding tours, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

Yellowhead Hwy 5 and Hwy 16
Tête Jaune Cache is also where the Yellowhead Hwy 5 that goes to the prairies and western British Columbia meets the Yellowhead Hwy 16 travelling along the North Thompson River. From Tête Jaune Cache, you can either travel south to Kamloops, west to Prince George or east to Edmonton, Alberta.

Mount Robson
Canada's highest peak in the Rocky Mountains called Mount Robson is located about 14 km (9 miles) east of Tête Jaune Cache in Mount Robson Provincial Park. This provincial park has a number of world-class trails venturing into the 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) high peak.

Hwy 16 Viewpoint
Along the way to Mount Robson you will also be able to see Mount Terry Fox from Hwy 16. There is a vehicle pull out available on Hwy 16 about 7 km west of entering Mount Robson Provincial Park. The vehicle pullout features a lookout point if you would like to take photos of Mount Robson and Mount Terry Fox.

Mount Terry Fox Provincial Park
Mount Terry Fox Provincial Park is named after Terry Fox a British Columbian from Port Coquitlam, who ran across Canada in aid of cancer research and died on June 28th, 1981. The park features a 13-km (8-mile) round-trip hike, highlighting very impressive views of 2,650 metres (8,700 feet) high Mount Terry Fox.

Accommodation
If you would like to stay in Tête Jaune Cache, there are a few B&B's, lodges and accommodation in the nearby area.

Tete Jaune Lodge
A favourite is Tete Jaune Lodge, which has affordable accommodation, the famous Riverside Restaurant and campground. The campground features RV water and power hook-ups, some tenting sites plus has no-cost showers and flush toilets available.

Valemount
If things are full in Tête Jaune Cache, Valemount is a little larger plus has a few more options for RV camping and is only 20 km (12.5 miles) away. iRVins a favourite stop for an RV site is located on the north side of Valemount off Hwy 5.

Eco-Tourism Opportunities
Valemount also has a number of eco-tourism opportunities including horse-riding, backcountry skiing and hiking in the nearby mountains.

Golf Courses
If you enjoy golfing Valemount also contains the two golf courses in the area: the 9-hole Valemount Pines Golf Club and the 9-hole Melsview Links.

Tourist Services
For tourist services as well, you'll have better luck in Valemount if you require anything. Most of the banking, more accommodation options as well as larger grocery stores and service stations featuring lower gas prices can be found here.
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Information on Tête Jaune Cache

White-Water Rafting

Accommodation

 

 

Map of Tête Jaune Cache
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Photo of the Fraser River at Tête Jaune Cache
Fraser River at Tête Jaune Cache

 

Stellar Descents Rafting
Stellar Descents Rafting

 

Photo of Mount Robson
Mount Robson

 

Photo of Photo of Mount Terry Fox
Photo of Mount Terry Fox

 

Tete Jaune Lodge
Tete Jaune Lodge

 

Photo of the River Side Cafe
River Side Cafe

 

Photo of Map Kiosk of Local Backroads
Map Kiosk of Local Backroads

 

Mount Robson
Mount Robson from Hwy 16 Viewpoint

 
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