Invest in the Village of Valemount

British Columbia, Canada

A leader in adventure tourism, situated between an array of mountains

Economic Development Contact

Silvio Gislimberti | Economic Development Officer
250-566-4435 | 

The Village of Valemount is nestled between the Rocky Mountains, the Monashee Mountains and the Cariboo Mountains, at the foot of Canoe Mountain. It is the home of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, and at the watershed of the Fraser and Columbia basins. This is real mountain country with natural beauty, quiet solitude, and clean mountain air. Valemount offers some amazing snowmobiling and heli-skiing in winter; hiking, camping, and trail riding in summer.

Valemount is a rural community of approximately 1,065 residents on an area of 399 hectares or 4 km². Valemount is also the commercial centre for another 700 people who live in the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, from Albreda to Small River.

Today Valemount’s economy is based on logging and a rapidly growing tourism industry with more than 500 hotel rooms ready for visitors who appreciate the wide variety of outdoor adventures this Rocky Mountain destination has to offer. The Village of Valemount is served by ADSL and broadband wireless Internet access, 911 service, which includes the RCMP, a volunteer Fire Department, and BC Ambulance Service. The Valemount Community Health Centre is a full service health centre with 3 full-time doctors, support staff, lab technicians, and nurses.

From all indications, Valemount is ready for a growth spurt as investing in mountain resort properties has huge potential. British Columbia real estate investments are highly sought after by Canadians, and it is growing in popularity with overseas investors in Britain and the rest of Europe.

Local Investment Opportunities

Local Infrastructure Projects

Participating in the Water Smart Ambassador Program to reduce the Village water consumption and review water metering to see if this could be a project the Village wishes to pursue.

The Village of Valemount has invested over $1.9 million into the community's main commercial street in order to improve the downtown area.

The Village of Valemount completed construction of a new Visitor Information and Interpretive Centre in 2007 that also houses the village's municipal offices, and markets the wide range of tourism and recreational opportunities the Valemount area has to offer visitors.

Community Economic Development Contact

Silvio Gislimberti
Economic Development Officer
Village of Valemount

Community Contacts


Jeannette Townsend
Village of Valemount

Community Contact

Anne Yanciw
Acting Chief Administrative Officer
Village of Valemount

Chamber of Commerce Contact

Valemount and Area Chamber of Commerce

Community Futures Contact

Community Futures Fraser Fort George