Craving outdoor adventure? Get your fill in Blue River and Avola each summer. With long, unhurried days and mountains of possibilities, there are plenty of outdoor adventures to be had here. Discover our charms – Mike Wiegele’s Heli Resort where all sorts of heli-hiking adventures can be chartered; River Safari Eco Tours where viewing wildlife in their natural habitat is as easy as stepping right into a boat; Murtle Lake, the largest canoe-only lake in North America; and Eleanor Lake, the hub of family fun come summertime. You’ll realize, like travellers who’ve come before you, that there’s much more to Blue River and Avola than first meets the eye.

 Whether you make it your vacation destination or a one-night stop en route between Vancouver and Edmonton, leave plenty of space in your agenda – there’s more to do in Blue River than you might see at first glance.

Summer Attractions

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Summer-Fall

Summer-Fall

Get Your Fill of Outdoor Adventure Craving outdoor adventure? Get your fill in Blue River each summer. With long, unhurried days and mountains of possibilities, there are plenty of outdoor adventures...

Wildlife

Wildlife

Experience Wildlife Most People Only See on TV Get goosebumped gazing at bears and their young playing and grazing forested shores just metres away. Be mesmerized watching eagles and osprey conduct...

Trails

Trails

Take the Path Less Travelled Hike and ride a skyline full of mountain trails. ATV to an alpine picnic. Watch elk, bear and moose ramble through the forest. Cushion your step...

Tours

Tours

Guided Expeditions The rugged and raw Monashee and Cariboo mountains surrounding Blue River just invite exploration, summer and winter. Even if you don’t have a lot of outdoor experience, guided excursions...

Murtle Lake

Murtle Lake

Paddle Our Wilderness Bounded by ancient lava beds, Murtle Lake, is at the eastern end of Wells Gray Provincial Park and is the largest lake in North America that does not...

Lakes, Rivers & Fishing

Lakes, Rivers & Fishing

Explore the Heart of our Watery Wilds Angle for adventure. Drop your line in our lakes and rivers where both fishing and wildlife are the star of the show. Paddle a...

Geocaching

Geocaching

The Ultimate Game of Hide & Go Seek Get beyond the beaten path. Meet new people. Find hidden treasure in unexpected places. Decode a clue. Solve a mystery. Swap out newfound...

Camping

Camping

Classic Canadian Camping Whether it’s roughing it, backcountry camping around Murtle Lake, or camping in one of our RV Parks, Blue River is all about classic, Canadian camping. Pitch you tent,...

Winter Attractions

Winter-Spring

Winter-Spring

We’ve Got Winter Covered (in Powder, that is) Discover an entire mountain range worth of winter adventures in Blue River and Avola. It’s here, amidst 1.2 million acres of pristine wilderness,...

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling

Riding Free – Snowmobiling Blue River Step into your boots. Strap on your helmet. Pilot your own snow machine. Play “follow the leader” through wilderness trails and backcountry bowls glimmering in...

Skiing

Skiing

Break Your Own Trail Make your mark. Break your own trail. Experience high alpine skiing in quiet solitude. Clip into your skis and slide through waist-deep powder so dry, it feels...

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