The Jewel of
Set amidst the pristine landscape of the Upper North Thompson Valley, Blue River is surrounded by lush interior rainforests of cedar and spruce, sparkling glacier fed lakes, and majestic mountain peaks. Wildlife seekers, outdoor enthusiasts and adrenaline chasers alike will find something to appease their drive to experience nature in its abundancy.
Whether you make it your destination or a stop-over en route between Vancouver and Edmonton, leave plenty of space in your agenda – there’s more do to in Blue River than you might see at first glance. Get off the highway and you will understand.About Blue River Travel Guide
Lakes, Rivers & Fishing
Spread your beach towel on a tranquil sandy lakeshore, paddle through crystal clear waterways and locate an alluring back eddy in which to cast your line. The watery wilds of Blue River await.
Hiking & 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.
River Safari Eco Tour
Skim the jade-coloured surface of the Mud River, through the heart of bear country, aboard a high-powered jet boat on an eco-tour of discovery, searching for resident black bear, moose, eagles and osprey.
Make your mark. Break your own trail. Clip into your skis or snowboard and slide through dry, waist-deep powder as you experience the quiet solitude of high alpine skiing.
Step into your boots, strap on your helmet and go. Experience the exhilaration of feeling as though you have the mountains to yourself while you explore wilderness trails and backcountry bowls glistening in freshly fallen dry powder.
Breathe in the crisp alpine air as you glide along shimmering track-set trails in winter sunshine or create a trail of your own as you explore our expansive unmarked backcountry vistas.
Guided Tours Make Wilderness Accessible
The rugged and raw Monashee and Cariboo mountains surrounding Blue River just invite exploration, summer and winter. Even if you do not have a lot of outdoor experience, guided excursions make our wilderness habitat accessible to most. For seasoned outdoor explorers, outfitters provide the local knowledge you need when backcountry hiking, skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling through our vast and dramatic mountain playground.Summer Tours Winter Tours