North Thompson Valley, Thompson, BC

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Our Story

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.


Photo Credit: Valemount Bike Park @BoostedImagery, Barriere Fall Fair @AllenJones, Valemount Snowbmobiling @Boosted Imagery, Barriere “Man Tracker” @AllenJones, Sun Peaks @, Sun Peaks@ , Blue River @, Blue River @, Tourism Wells Grey (Wells Gray Park)@Wells Gray Adventures  , Tourism Wells Gray (Helmcken Falls)@Tourism Wells Gray


What's Happening

Sun Peaks

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

In Barriere, western pride is celebrated every Labour Day long weekend with the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo, check out other events at the Agriplex throughout the year.

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.

Blue River

Whether you make Blue River your destination or a stop-over en route between Vancouver and Edmonton, leave plenty of space in your agenda.  Get off the highway and you will understand. Celebrate Canada Day like a local, or join us for the August long weekend slo-pitch tournament. There’s more do to in Blue River than you might see at first glance!”


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 2019 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 – February 10: 3rd Annual Valemount Winter  Festival

Valemount/Canoe River Campground – May 25–26: High School Rodeo

Valemount SportPlex Grounds – June 7–9: Valemountain Days

Valemount/Airport – June 15-16: vALEmount Craft Beer Experience

Valemount/Valemount Visitor Centre – June–September, every Thursday: Valemount Farmer’s Market

Valemount/Dunster Community Hall – June 29: Dunster Ice Cream Social

Valemount/Various Locations – July 1: Canada Day  Celebrations

Valemount/Canoe River Campground – July 13–14: Canoe Mountain Rodeo

Valemount/Mount Robson – July 20: Canada Parks Day

Valemount/Canoe River Campground – August 3–4: North West Mud Racing

Valemount/ Dunster – August 16–18: Robson Valley Music Festival

Valemount/Valemount Museum – August TBA: The Blueberry Tea

Valemount/Kinbasket Lake Marina – August 31–September 1: Valemount Marina Fishing Derby

Valemount/Mount Robson – September 7: Mount Robson Marathon Run




Visitor Centres

Barriere Lower North Thompson

Barriere Tourist/Visitor Info Booth

Barriere and District Chamber of Commerce
4629 Barriere Town Road
Open May-October
Main 250-672-9221

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, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, 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

Blue River Tourism

TNRD Services Coordinator
250-674-3530 ext 111

Clearwater Wells Gray

Wells Gray Park Visitor Information Centre

Highway 5, Clearwater Valley Road
Open May-October
Main 250-674-3334

Valemount – year-round

Valemount Visitor Centre

785 Cranberry Lake Road, Valemount
Main 250-566-9893


Contact and Location
4353 Conner Road Barrière British Columbia V0E 1E0 CA
RV Facilities

RV facilities are available, check on each community website for details.


Top 10

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