Summer activities in the shadow of Mt. Robson are very much like our national parks, with some very significant exceptions; much less regulation, and far fewer people. So if you are looking for guided or structured recreational activities or if you just want pristine wilderness with no company......try the Robson Valley.
Probably the most common activity sought by most travellers is walking. Walking or hiking from minutes to hours on either a well developed trail system or just rambling the alpine is mental therapy for most. The grade of trail varies to provide both strenuous or casual walking. For those that want intensive interpretation along the route guided trips are available. The trail system in Valemount area is managed by the British Columbia Forest Service at Mt. Robson The trails or routes in the Provincial Forests see very few tracks each season, although the routes that utilize public huts can see larger numbers. The advantage to walking the forests adjacent to the National Parks is largely one of remoteness or seclusion. For the traveller with less time or ability to get to the more remote sites, helicopter hiking is available. This guided activity allows you to burn all your energy in the alpine viewing the flowers, wildlife and valley below.
Rafting experiences operate mainly on the Fraser River, 15 minutes from Valemount. Although one operator does provide advanced white-water experiences on the Canoe ( previous experience mandatory). White water excursions on the Fraser entail approximately two hours of water time with a portage. All the necessary equipment is supplied, and the trip encounters class three waters. During August and September the spawning salmon can be seen during the trip.
Gentle or flat water floats are also available on the Fraser that cater to people of all ages. No paddling is required and the trip is suitable for most anyone, please inquire at the Mt. Robson Info Centre, Valemount Info or at the Dream Catcher Inn.
Horse back trips
Guided horse back
riding in the Rockies is probably one of the most satisfying experiences
for travellers looking to get away! Several operations provide either
hourly or multi day trips.
The Starret Wildlife sanctuary has been developed in co-operation with Ducks Unlimited to provide a refuge for waterfowl. The walkways and water developments provide an ideal opportunity to view birds and wildlife in their natural environment. Platforms also allow a higher more expansive view for photography enthusiasts. The trails start only 2 KM south of the Dream Catcher Inn.
Cycling in the area
is not fully developed, however this provides an opportunity for the more
enterprising cyclist to explore the many abandoned roads and trails that
access the valley floor and mountain slopes. An ideal stopover on the
national park loop, the Dream Catcher Inn is 120 km from Jasper, your
next logical stop, heading east.
Valemount BC, Canada, nestled at the base of Canoe Mountain, offers unparalleled natural beauty and quiet solitude. Valemount - "The Valley of the Mountains" is located in the Robson Valley with the Rocky Mountains to the east, The Monashee Mountains to the south and The Caribou Mountains to the west. Nearby Mt. Robson Park is home to the highest peaks in British Columbia, with Mt. Robson towering above the valley at 3954 m., a short drive along Highway 16 from Jasper, Alberta. Valemount is on Highway 5, a few miles south of the junction of Highway 16 (known as the Yellowhead Highway) at Tete Jaune Cache and McBride is north west of the junction as you head towards Prince George.
Other activities like golfing at the Melsvicer Links, 2 KM south or the Valemount Pines, 2 KM north. You can also go 4x4 on a quad this is very exciting also, especially with all the beautiful wilderness around you here in Valemount, Terracans Resort offers quite an experience that you will never forget!
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