Do the Canoe

This Valemount ride is a must-do for summer


People ATVing

With a peak elevation of 2,621 metres, Canoe Mountain amazes visiting ATVers. — Photo courtesy VARDA

For an invigorating alpine ride, visitors to Valemount should definitely try the Canoe Mountain route.

Accessed via an old road system from the valley bottom, this ATVing area is representative of the natural scenery that makes this area so popular among riders.

“(You will) see 360-degree views of the entire area,” said Curtis Pawliuk of the Valemount Area Recreation Development Association (VARDA), “including the famous Mount Robson.”

The Canoe Mountain ride offers more than just a picturesque place to go quadding. A range of other outdoor recreation opportunities abound in this territory as well.

“Once at the end of the road system, short hikes can be done to see emerald green alpine lakes, alpine flowers, wildlife and amazing natural opportunities for the photographer,” said Pawliuk. “This ride can begin just off of Highway 5 south of Valemount, or better yet from one of the beautiful campgrounds on the shores of Kinbasket Lake.”

The staff at VARDA is eager to assist in any way with questions pertaining to ATVing and other recreational use of the Valemount trails.

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