If you are craving outdoor adventure, get your fill in Blue River, where they say “All Trails Lead to Adventure”.
With long, unhurried days and mountains of possibilities, no matter what the season, there are plenty of outdoor activities to be had here. Set amidst the pristine landscape of the Upper North Thompson Valley, Blue River is surrounded by lush interior rainforest, sparkling glacier-fed lakes and majestic mountain peaks.
Wildlife seekers, outdoor enthusiasts and adrenaline chasers alike will find something to appease their appetite when experiencing nature in its abundancy. 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, or 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.
Enjoy skimming the jade-coloured surface of the Mud River, through the heart of bear country. Step in a high-powered jet boat on an eco-tour of discovery, searching for resident black bear, moose, bald eagles and osprey.
In the winter, make your mark and break your own trail. Clip into your skis or snowboard and slide through dry, waist deep powders to experience the quiet solitude of high alpine skiing. Take part in a heli-ski adventure or mount a skidoo and experience the exhilaration of feeling as though you have the mountains to yourself while you explore wilderness trails on your machine. Or, enjoy a peaceful day and breathe in the crisp alpine air as you glide on your cross-country skis along shimmering track-set trails through a winter wonderland.
Whether you make it your destination or a stop-over en route between Vancouver and Edmonton or Calgary, leave plenty of space in your itinerary - there is more to do in Blue River than you could ever imagine.