Awesome Camping and Hiking Opportunities in the Robson Valley



Despite the closure of the Berg Lake Trail, there are many other excellent camping opportunities, diverse recreational activities, and stunning views in Mount Robson Provincial Park. 

 

 

 

At 3,954 metres, Mount Robson is the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies and is an incredible sight to behold on a clear day. You can get your picture-perfect photo from the back deck of the visitor centre!  

The park is teeming with wildlife, from charismatic species like bears, elk, and moose, to smaller creatures like foxes, coyotes, and even bats that can be observed at dusk in the meadow behind the visitor centre. More than  182 species of birds have been documented in the park, making Mount Robson a fantastic stop for birding enthusiasts.  

With three front-country campgrounds, Mount Robson can easily become your home away from home. Robson River Campground has 22 electrified sites, and both Rivers and Meadows campgrounds have flush toilets and showers. Lucerne Campground, located at the eastern end of the corridor is a bit more rustic, and sits upon the shores of Yellowhead Lake. 


While at the park you can enjoy a paddle around Yellowhead or Moose Lake or try your luck at fishing. For those seeking a wet’n wild adventure consider white water rafting on the Fraser River. Tours can be booked through one of the local guides. Short family-friendly hikes include Overlander Falls, the Outlook Trail, Rearguard Falls (just outside Mount Robson Park), and the East Portal Trail. Longer adventures and overnight backcountry camping trips can be enjoyed on Mount Fitzwilliam. 

For very experienced backcountry hikers, the Moose River Route provides a multi-night out and back trip or connect to the North Boundary Trail and make the 180 km trek to Jasper National Park! Please note that connecting to the Berg Lake Trail is not possible and that this trip should only be undertaken by very experienced hikers and only during periods of low water (typically mid-August to the end of September). 

Other Options in the Robson Valley 

In addition to Mount Robson Provincial Park, there is much to explore within the Robson Valley. If you are looking for other recreation opportunities, consider reaching out to the various visitor centres to learn more.  

  • Visitor Centres: 
    • Valemount – 250.566.9893; 783 Cranberry Lake Rd Valemount, BC 
    • McBride – 250.569.3366; 1000 1st Ave McBride, BC 
    • Prince George – 250.562.3700; 1300 1st Ave Prince George, BC 

 

  • Additional Recreational Activities to Consider: 
    • Kristi Glacier  
    • McKirdy Meadows – cabin bookings can be made through YORA – the Yellowhead Outdoor Recreation Association.  
    • Kinbasket Lake  
    • Ancient Forest / Chun T’oh Whudujut – approximately 2 hours west of Mount Robson. Immerse yourself amongst giant Western Red Cedars in one of the world’s only inland temperate rainforests.  
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