Lakes and wilderness, soaring mountains

Sun Peaks, Barriere, Blue River, Clearwater, Valemount

The same natural elements that define the dramatic landscapes of so much of Canada also define the pristine, wilderness playground you’ll find in the North Thompson Valley.

Explore the stunning natural elements… hoodoos and ranch lands of its southern reaches to the BC and Canadian Rockies in the north. The North Thompson is intersected by the North Thompson River, the Clearwater River, and the wildest of all — the mighty Fraser River at the doorstep to the Canadian Rockies. Four season recreation includes Sun Peaks, a major ski resort.

Explore cool, timbered slopes leading into the world’s only inland temperate rainforest with ancient forests of cedar and fir; a wide-open alpine blanketed by wildflowers in summer and by deep, deep powdery snow come winter. This region is rich in wildlife deer, moose, and the highest concentration of black bears in North America. Wells Gray Provincial Park is just one of the iconic natural wonders in this region. Often referred to as the ‘Waterfall Park’, visitors have easy access to viewing Helmcken, Dawson and Spahats Falls.

North Thompson Valley TOTA Regions Map
Helmcken Falls, Wells Gray Provincial Park, Clearwater