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Canoeing, Cranberry Marsh
(Picture BC photo)

Valemount

Geography

Look east, west, north and south, and it's immediately obvious what defines Valemount.

Sitting at 800m/2,667ft above sea level, the town sits at the foot of Canoe Mountain, which is the meeting point of three spectacular mountain ranges: the Rockies, Monashees, and Cariboos.

Valemount is also the entry point to Mount Robson Provincial Park. Mount Robson is the highest point in the Rocky Mountains (at an elevation of 3,954m/12,972ft), and towers above the western entrance of the park. The park has excellent hiking and fishing in summer, and backcountry skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

Climate and Weather

Average temperatures in Valemount are surprisingly moderate. In July, for example, the average daily high is about 24°C/75°F, while the low is 7.6°C/45°F, so a sweater or jacket in the evenings are recommended. In winter, the average the high temperature is -6.7°C/20°F, and the low temperature is -15.2°C/4.6°F. However, temperatures can vary significantly from day to day. And once in the mountains, temperatures change dramatically with elevation. It is best to dress in layers when participating in outdoor activities.