Valemount

Located on Highway 5, midway between Kamloops and Prince George. Population: 1,100.

Visitor Information: Valemount Visitor Information Centre just off of Highway 5 at 785 Cranberry Lake Rd.; phone 250-566-9893; open May–October. The Centre offers free WiFi, adventure activity bookings, accommodation reservation services and a gift shop. It also showcases interpretive displays on the natural history of the area and the Chinook (king) salmon. In the off-season, stop by the Village of Valemount office for visitor information.

Valemount has hotels/motels, a bank with ATM, supermarket, pharmacy, hardware store, brewery, restaurants, pub, coffee shop (The Gathering Tree), salon/spa, health food store, gift stores and car wash/recycling depot. Turn on to Main Street for the Swiss Bakery (authentic Swiss baked goods), Alpine Country Tours/Auto Parts, Bike Shop for repairs/rentals, and the Valemount Museum (also accessed from Dogwood).

Attractions:

  • The Valemount Museum, located in a restored 1914 Railway Station, features a trapper’s cabin, a model railroad and local history, including a Fallen Heroes display from the local Legion. The public library is adjacent to the museum.
  • Robert W. Starratt Wildlife Sanctuary has more than 90 species of birds and animals.