Barriere, Little Fort, Clearwater, Blue River, Valemount, BC


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Barriere, Little Fort, Clearwater, Blue River & Valemont, BC

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Travelling BC Highway #5

BARRIERE:

Barriere Rodeo

Located on Highway 5, 63 km (38 miles) north of Kamloops in the North Thompson Valley, Barriere is home of the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo and provides visitors with accomodation, restaurants, a pub, service stations, grocery stores, a golf course and banking facilities.

Nearby lakes and rivers provide excellent fisheries for trout and Dolly Varden.

Accommodation/Adventure Providers

Caverhill Fly Fishing Lodge: Discover 15 pristine lakes and fly fish for wild Kamloops Rainbow trout. A maximum of 12 guests enjoy fine dining in a private lodge and deluxe wilderness cabins. All in a secluded location accessible only by boat. All inclusive 4 or 5 night packages available... more
Tod Mountain Ranch: Our ranch guests relax in comfortable cabins, and rides take place in almost 30,000 hectares of mountain trails, forest and alpine Ö home to bear, deer, moose and coyote. Enjoy home cooked meals, fresh mountain air, and a soak in our hot tub as the sun sets. more

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LITTLE FORT:

Little Fort is located between Barriere and Clearwater at the intersection of Highways #5 and #24 and offers visitors accommodation, restaurants and a pub, service stations, shopping, and a fly & tackle shop.

Here you may cross the North Thompson River via one of two reactionary ferries. There are several guest ranches and fishing resorts nearby.

Accommodation/Adventure Providers

Alpine Meadows Resort: Our luxury outdoor destination is located on Hallamore Lake in BCís spectacular North Thompson. We feature deluxe chalets & spacious log homes. Experience adventure and serenity, in a natural setting with pure air, sparkling waters and magnificent views. more
Lac Des Roches Resort: Our year-round resort on the Fishing Highway overlooks one of BCís most photographed lakes. From your suite or cabin thereís nothing between you and the lake but a picnic table and fire pit. Relax with fine dining, and many outdoor activities in our 175 acre... more
Thuya Lakes Lodge: Fishing as good as it gets! Our resort just north of Kamloops has over 30 lakes joined by streams, naturally reproducing with wild Kamloops trout, perfect for flyfishing and float tubing. Enjoy hiking trails into lakes, mountain biking, the wildlife or just t... more

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CLEARWATER:

Located on Highway #5, north of Little Fort. 124 km (74 miles) from Kamloops, Clearwater, is renowned for its exceptional whitewater rafting and as the gateway to Wells Gray Provincial Park and it's spectacular waterfalls, glacier-fed lakes, canyons and volcanic formations, impressive forest and variety of plant and wildlife species.

For those interested in golfing or shopping, Clearwater township provides a variety of both. Ample accommodation is found here or you can camp in one of the many nearby sites.

Population: 5500

Elevation: 400 m (1312 ft)

Industry: forestry

For Information Contact:

The Travel Infocentre
Clearwater, B.C.
Telephone: (250) 674-2646
Fax: (250) 674-3693
E-mail: clwcofc@mail.wellsgray.net

Accommodation/Adventure Providers

Clearwater Valley Resort: Visit the spectacular surroundings of Wells Gray Park, its world-famous waterfalls, and scenic beauty. Relax in our motel, cabins, or KOA RV campsite -- enjoy our outdoor pool and great dining as well. Our staff will be happy to assist you in planning your a... more
Interior Whitewater Expeditions Ltd: Itís a raft adventure you wonít forget with wild undisturbed rivers plus hiking, canoeing, & the astonishing scenery of Wells Gray Park. We provide a rare combination of river trips as you hike to pounding waterfalls, raft volcanic canyons, & see stunning wil... more

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BLUE RIVER:

Blue River lies in the North Thompson River Valley, nestled in the Columbia Mountains. The North Thompson River flows south between the Cariboo mountains to the northwest and the Monashee mountains to the east. At an elevation of 681 meters, the community of Blue River is situated midway between Edmonton, Alberta and Vancouver, British Columbia. Access to Blue River is via BC Highway #5 - 230 kilometress north from Kamloops and 212 kilometres south from Jasper. The communities of Clearwater and Valemont lie to the immiedate south and north, respectively.
Forestry and tourism are the primary industries, and Blue River is home to between 400 and 500 permanent residents.

An outdoor enthusiasts paradise, Blue River is surrounded by lakes, rivers, streams and forest. Visitors come for the unsurpassed four season recreation. The area offers some of the finest powder snow anywhere, making heli-skiing and cross country skiing popular. Also popular are fishing and canoeing on local lakes, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, hiking and exploring in world famous Wells Gray Provincial Park and more.

Nearby, Wells Gray Park is one of British Columbia's largest parks (over half a million hectares). The scenery is breathtaking, with spectacular lakes, two major river systems (the Clearwater and Mahood), and tumbling waterfalls, rapids, and cataracts.


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Valemont

Located on Highway 5, north of Little Fort in BC's High Country, 320 km (193 miles) from Kamloops, Valemount is situated between the Rocky, Cariboo and Monashee Mountains.

Visitors enjoy exceptional fishing, hiking and camping opportunities, canoeing, kayaking or fishing on one of the rivers in the area. Observe the Chinook salmon at the Swift Creek spawning channel or explore the George Hicks Regional or Mount Robson Provincial Parks. During winter months visitors may wish to take advantage of heli-skiing, snowmobiling or cross-country skiing facilities.

Mountain Climbing. Photo: Tourism Valemount

Valemount offers a variety of restaurants, accommodation, shops, services and a golf course. Check out www.visitvalemount.ca for more information.

Summer activities offered in the Valemount area are: Guided fishing trips, guided hiking and wildlife searches, white water rafting, float trips, horse-back riding and heli-hiking. Consider taking in events such as Valemountain Days, Annual Winter Festival, Triathalon and Poker Run, Annual Birding Festival, Rodeo and more! Check out www.visitvalemount.ca for upcoming events.

Snowmobiling. Photo:Tourism Valemount

Just past Valemount visitors may either turn west towards Prince George and Tete Jaune country or east to the Rocky Mountains and Mount Robson Provincial Park.

Population: 1,200

Elevation: 800 m (2,624 ft)

Industry: Tourism

Valemount Visitor Information Centre
735 Cranberry Lake Road
PO Box 168 Valemount, British Columbia V0E 2Z0
Call: (250)566-3335
Website: www.visitvalemount.ca
Email: marketing@visitvalemount.ca

Accommodation/Adventure Providers

Tourism Valemount: Three majestic mountain ranges serve as inspiration and setting for 100ís of outdoor adventures in the community of Valemount. Get inspired - get out of your comfort zone - get to Valemount for a Rocky Mountain vacation where the mountains will move you. more

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Hwy 1 Hope to Cache Creek:
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