Mt Robson Info – On the Route
The highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson spans over 2,000 square kilometres on the eastern border of British Columbia. A fantastic destination for hiking and camping, it’s ever-popular with riders travelling along Route 16. Park your bike and take in the astounding views of glacial lakes, old-growth forests, thundering waterfalls, wildflower meadows, and roaming wildlife.
The nomadic Texqakalit First Nation called Mount Robson “Yuh-hai-has-kun” or “the mountain of the spiral road,” because of its many layers. Today the area is home to the Simpcw, part of the Secwepemc, or Shuswap. Their traditional territory covers approximately 5,000,000 Ha in the North Thompson region.
Whether you stop by for a quick stretch or for multiple days, Mount Robson Provincial Park has something for all interests and abilities. There are several hiking trails, ranging from short and easy excursions to multi-day backpacking adventures along the Berg Lake Trail and Mount Fitzwilliam.
With over 200 campsites (22 are electrified!), Robson offers a wonderful place to spend the night, while taking in the surrounding scenery. If only a quick stop can be had, be sure to enjoy the visitor centre and the exquisite view of Mount Robson from the back deck.
Book a heli-tour, reserve a campsite at one of the frontcountry campgrounds (or wing it, first-come, first-served sites are also available), hike, fish, mountain bike, and paddle your way around the park. Tourism Valemount is an awesome resource for more info about the area.
Please note: significant repairs need to be made to the Berg Lake trail due to 2021 flooding events and it will remain closed as it is unsafe for public access. BC Parks plans to reconstruct the trail over a staged, multi-year process, with targets into 2025 for reopening.
Side Route Alert | Valemount (South via Hwy 5)
Valemount lies on the traditional territory of the Simpcw First Nation and displays crystal clear blue skies, snow-capped peaks, refreshing lakes and rivers, and a lush valley. Located 36km south of Mount Robson on Highway 5, Valemount is known for its outdoor adventure and classic annual events.