Welcome to the Robson Valley – there is so much to see and do!
The area’s varied terrain ensures incredible hiking, boating, rafting and camping experiences during the summer months and skiing, snowshoeing, dogsledding and snowmobiling during the winter season. Wildlife and bird watching opportunities are plentiful year round and the night skies are clear and dark for stargazers to enjoy.
Remember, hiking and exploring the back country can be dangerous for the unprepared. Hazards include sudden weather changes, wild animals, steep terrain, avalanche hazards, crevasses etc.
Carry with you:
- Topographic map and magnetic compass.
- Flashlight (with extra batteries and bulb)
- Extra clothing (including mittens, hat, jacket and rain gear)
- Extra food and water
- Waterproof matches in waterproof container
- Candle/Fire starter
- Pocket knife
- First aid kit
- Space blanket or two large heavy-duty trash bags – These items can help provide shelter in an emergency situation and can be used as a raincoat or a windbreak.
Educate yourself about the particular hazards of the area, i.e. wildlife, steep terrain, sudden weather changes etc – and be prepared.
Plan your trip and let other know where you are going and when you are likely to be back.
Know your limitations and stay safe!
A good website to visit is: www.bcadventure.com/adventure/hiking/safety.htm
There is an excellent selection of nature, safety and map books as well stories and histories for reading in the tent available for sale at the McBride Visitor Centre.
McBride Visitor Centre www.2mcbride.ca 1 866-569-3366
McBride Community Forest Corp. www.mcbridecommunityforest.com
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca
Tourism BC www.hellobc.com
Northern BC Tourism www.hellobc.com/nbc
Canadian Avalanche Centre www.avalanche.ca
BC Adventure www.bcadventure.com
Weather conditions www.weatheroffice.gc.ca
Wildfire Information Line 1 888 336 7378 or www.bcwildfire.ca
Report a Wildfire 1 800-663-5555 or cell: *5555
Ozalenka Hiking Club cabin reservations 1 250 569 2596
BC Provincial Parks information www.bcparks.ca