Things To DoHiking & Mountain Biking

Take a path less travelled along gentle cedar and spruce-lined trails, venture through alpine meadows bursting with colour and ascend craggy rock faces to overlook the reflective mountain lakes below.

Explore on FootHiking Blue River

Discover the interior rainforest. Hope for a rare glimpse of the mountain caribou, eagle and black bear. Explore craggy rock faces and glimmering mountain lakes. Immerse yourself amongst calming scents of spruce and cedar and feast your eyes on jagged mountaintops that stretch all around you, savouring views that can only be described as inspirational.

Set your own pace hiking our mountains. Stop in at the Blue River Campground to pick up a local trail map, then venture further off the road well-travelled. Within minutes of leaving the Yellowhead Highway you’ll be immersed in wilderness, surrounded by cedars and soaring mountains, with endless trail possibilities to choose from. You decide which way to go…a gentle walk along Eleanor Lake, or a stroll along the North Thompson River. Blue River is a traditional harvesting site located within Simpcwúl’ecw, the territory of Simpcw. You can hike the Green Mile trail, gaining 220m (721 ft) as you explore, picking wild blueberries and huckleberries along the way, just as the Simpcw people have for generations. Blue River boasts over 27.5 kms of trails. Hike to a mountainside picnic at the summit of White Rock. Savour the sights, taking in views of the valley and Blue River below. Reward yourself with a refreshing swim after hiking (or mountain biking) to Mystery Lake. Bring your fishing rod too – the fish are always biting here.

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Pedestrian Bridge

The new pedestrian bridge in Blue River, BC, has quickly become a beloved local gem. With its breathtaking views and easy access to nature, it's a perfect spot for families to create lasting memories. Strolling across the bridge, you can marvel at the pristine river below, enjoy the Salmon Run in the fall and immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the surrounding area. It's a true get away for relaxation and adventure, offering a wonderful experience for all ages. Whether it's a leisurely weekend walk or a playful family outing, the bridge over Blue River is a place where cherished moments are made.

Explore on Two WheelsMountain Biking

Blue River's mountain biking terrain will have you twisting and turning from alpine summits to lush valley floors. The Green Mile, Chef’s Mile or any of our Forestry Service Roads provide plenty of knobby-tire thrills and a workout for your legs, through a fragrant and lush interior rainforest of cedar and spruce.

Please be rescpectful as these trails are for multi-use.

Need to Know
  • Get Informed and go Outdoors Visit -
  • Touring bikes, locks and helmets may be rented at the Blue River Campground
  • Bring your own ATV or rent from Alpine Country Rentals in nearby Valemount
  • Be prepared for wildlife encounters. Bear bells can be purchased locally
  • Many of the best trails around Blue River are unmarked and most are not maintained. Explore with caution, or ask for directions from any of the locals you may encounter around town – they’ll be happy to point you in the right direction
  • Mosquitoes are a fact of life throughout the Interior of BC. Prepare for mosquitoes in summer – bring repellent and light-weight, long-sleeved clothing and netting for protection
  • Weather conditions can change from moment to moment. Prepare for cold and/or wet conditions whenever you head into the backcountry
  • Remember to pack out what you pack in, respect this fragile ecosystem
  • Please respect the hiking trails by keeping off of them

Forest Service RoadsYour Gateway
to Adventure

Blue River is fringed with hundreds of kilometres of Forestry Service Roads providing plenty of access to the backcountry for days full of excitement. Hardcore mountaineers and families with small children can find the trail just right for them, just off the beaten path in Blue River.