We recently drove through the Rocky Mountains again on our way northward, and stopped at Valemount, British Columbia, to stretch our legs and spend the night.

The weather was variable with mixed sun and cloud and a few rain showers, but the temperature was well above zero. Fairly typical April weather, really.

Valemount is in the traditional territory of the Kootenai, Shuswap and Rocky Mountain Cree and is located between the Rocky, Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. It’s the nearest community to the west of Jasper National Park and is one of 14 designated resort municipalities in British Columbia (Wikipedia). We often stop there to rest or for the night as there are a couple of good hotels with decent restaurants and there’s also a good local brewery.

There are many outdoor activities in the Valemount area because of its location: skiing, both downhill and cross-country, snowboarding and snowmobiling; and in the summer, hiking and walking. And then there’s the scenery. Surrounded by gorgeous mountains, the views are stunning, no matter the season.

Although we are glad that our regular drives through this area will be coming to end in October, we have really enjoyed Valemount and the many beauties of the area.

12 thoughts on “Valemount”

    1. It is a great spot to stop. It will feel really wonderful being able to choose to visit and maybe stay a bit longer than just overnight though. It definitely is bittersweet as this drive is just so beautiful.

  1. Icing sugar mountains. Always a good spring look. We have come to appreciate Valemount on our regular trips to Vancouver and should be going through again in May. It will be nice for you when you visit on your own terms. Have a great week Lynette. Allan

    1. Thanks, Allan; you too. It’s such a great place to stop, isn’t it? And especially nice to enjoy one or two Three Ridges once the day is done. Agreed, Allan. It will be great to have the choice. Cheers.

  2. The drives through may be coming to an end, but there is always the possibility for visits. Especially since there are nice hotels in the area. I’m so envious.

    1. Definitely, Lori, as we do plan to spend quite a bit of time exploring the mountains in a more leisurely fashion. Maybe you can come for a visit some time (the hotel where we stay is dog friendly – we are looking after our friend’s dog right now). Cheers.

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