Valemount, British Columbia
Valemount is located on the Yellowhead Highway 5, near the northern tip of Kinbasket Lake, 300 km south of Prince George, 320 km north of Kamloops, and 120 km west of Jasper.
Valemount is nestled between the Rocky Mountains, the Monashee Mountains and the Cariboo Mountains, at the foot of Canoe Mountain. The topography primarily consists of Paleozoic or sedimentary and Proterozoic, sedimentary and minor volcanic rock. It is an area of glacial drift and colluviums with sandy deposits being the main glacial features.
Valemount is the home of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, and at the watershed of the Fraser and Columbia basins. This is real mountain country with natural beauty, quiet solitude, and clean mountain air. Valemount offers some amazing snowmobiling and heli-skiing in winter; hiking, camping, and trail riding in summer.
Population and Services
Valemount is a rural community of approximately 1,065 residents on an area of 399 hectares or 4 square km. Valemount is also the commercial centre for another 700 people who live in the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George (Area H), from Albreda to Small River.
Today Valemount’s economy is based on logging and a rapidly growing tourism industry. The Village of Valemount is served by ADSL and broadband wireless Internet access, 911 service, which includes the RCMP, a volunteer Fire Department, and BC Ambulance Service.
The Valemount Community Health Centre is a full service health centre with 3 full-time doctors, support staff, lab technicians, and nurses.
Valemount experiences four definitive seasons, including cold but dry winters, and warm summers.