North Thompson Valley British Columbia — Wilderness Just a Step Away. Discover a land of endless adventures — where rivers run wild and waterfalls thunder, where Canadian wildlife roam free and the snowfall is epic. Find yourself here, awed by Canada’s rugged beauty and charmed by the people who call this place home. Come play in an untamed wilderness — in the heart of British Columbia’s central interior.
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Venture into Sun Peaks in winter to taste your way through the village during the Winter Okanagan Wine Festival, or tap your toes to the beats during the Summer Concert Series or annual Alpine Blossom Festival.
Barriere, Lower North Thompson
Clearwater Wells Gray
If the great outdoors is where you like to party, hop on over to Clearwater and join in for the return of the salmon and experience First Nations tradition during the Simpcw First Fish Ceremony. Make a splash at the Clearwater Canoe Regatta, located on beautiful Dutch Lake in Clearwater’s centre. Look to the skies and join astronomers as meteors burn through the sky during the annual Stargazing Festival.
Let the mountains move you in Valemount during Valemountain Days every June. Grab a dance partner and get ready to boogie during the Robson Music Festival in August, with music for everyone. Hit the trail running in September, for the Mount Robson Marathon.
Summer 2017 Event Listing
Blue River/Community Park – July 1: Canada Day Parade and Celebration
Blue River/Community Park – August long weekend: Blue River Blues Slo-pitch Tournament
Valemount/Various Locations – July 1: Canada Day 150th Celebration
Valemount/Mount Robson – : September 9: Mount Robson Marathon
Barriere Tourist/Visitor Info Booth
Barriere and District Chamber of Commerce
#3 – 4323 Conner Road, Barriere
Sun Peaks — year round
Tourism Sun Peaks — Central Reservations
Located in the Village, #13-3250 Village Way
Toll Free 1-800-807-3257 (North America only)
Main 250-578-5399 (when calling from outside of North America)
Daily, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Pacific Standard Time
When travelling to Sun Peaks, our Central Reservations agents can assist you with your plans or bookings.
Blue River Tourism — year round
250-674-3530 ext. 111
Box 173, Blue River BC, V0E 1J0
Blue River Tourism — May 15 – Oct 31
Blue River Campground,
991 W. Frontage Rd. Blue River
Open May 15 – October 31
Wells Gray Park Visitor Information Centre
Highway 5, Clearwater Valley Road
Valemount Visitor Centre
785 Cranberry Lake Road, Valemount
RV facilities are available, check on each community website for details.
North Thompson Valley
Sunpeaks: Voyageur canoe tour, down hill and x-country skiing, Hike Alpine Blossoms
Barriere LNT: North Thompson Rodeo & Fall Fair, Ranch Stays
Clearwater: Wells Gray Park, Helmcken Falls, Whitewater Rafting, Hut-to-hut canoeing & Wilderness Camping
Blue River: Bear Viewing and Habitat, Murtle Lake Canoeing & Camping, Heli-Skiing
Valemount: Cranberry Marsh Birding, Whitewater Rafting, alpine snowmobiling, Berg Lake heli-tour