Work Life Balance

Whether you come here to work, to raise a family, or to retire the natural environment is the backdrop for your new life in the Robson Valley. Take advantage of the fertile soil, abundance of water and sunshine and grow your own vegetables; participate in community events and your neighbours will soon become your friends.

You may wish to turn your hobby into your career. With opportunities in winter recreation, water sports, hiking, cycling and fishing you can do what you love and treat visitors to the area with the thrill of a lifetime. Your proximity to Jasper National Park provides a you will excellent opportunities to market your business to visitors in the region. If you are an artist, set up your studio in this beautiful environment. Close proximity to larger centres will allow you to market your products regionally, provincially, or worldwide.



Health Care services are available across the Robson Valley. The McBride and District Hospital is equipped with an emergency Room, 3 acute care beds and 8 long term care beds. X-ray and lab services are also available.

Two full time doctors are stationed here along with a full contingent of nursing staff. The Valemount Health Centre provides full service as well, with 3 full time doctors, a full contingent of nursing staff, lab technicians and support services.

Pharmacies can be found in the community of Valemount and for McBride within the McBride & District Hospital.
Acupuncture and massage therapy are also available in the valley.

Northern Health provides Mental Health and Addiction Services, Public Health Services and Home and Community Care for valley residents. Additionally they provide a health bus that travels to Valemount, Kamloops, McBride, Prince George and Vancouver for medical appointments when services are not available locally.

BC Ambulance Service is stationed in both McBride and Valemount and 911 Service is available throughout the valley. Patients are transferred to Northern BC University Hospital in Prince George when required, and to surrounding hospitals in Jasper, Clearwater, and Kamloops when needed. Air evacuation facilities are available.


The wholesome lifestyle of the Robson Valley cannot be denied. Mountain air is clean and fresh, and nature is just outside your door. The land is fertile, the water is sweet, and outdoor recreation opportunities are spectacular year round.

Traffic noise is a thing of the past. You will be able to step outside and hear the quiet as you enjoy the sounds of nature at its best. The communities of the Robson Valley are small and intimate; you will know your neighbours and they will greet you with a smile.

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Your friends will live nearby and your kids will enjoy the freedom of a small community, where traffic is minimal and neighbours watch out for each other. The backgrounds of people who live here are diverse and reflected in the dynamic of each community

Get outside! Enjoy hiking, fishing and camping – explore far into the wilderness on old forestry roads on your quad or ATV. In the winter you can snowshoe, ski, or take part in some of the best snowmobiling in North America, or perhaps join in on backcountry skiing in the area’s bottomless champagne powder.

Valemount offers a unique ATV experience. Come here where Forestry roads let you enjoy the scenic backdrops and natural beauty that our area has to offer, while respecting the ecological sensitivity when in the back country. From waterfalls and fishing adventures to scenic panoramic views; Valemount has many natural wonders to offer while responsibly enjoying our Valley on an ATV. For more information on ATVing in the Robson Valley, please visit Ride Valemount website.

Unleash your creative side! The Robson Valley has an active arts community. With no commute to worry about you can use your new found spare time to join a theatre group, make some music, or learn a new artistic skill.

Services and shopping are available in both Valemount and McBride. When you want to take advantage of a more extensive selection you have relatively short and easy access to Edmonton, Prince George or Kamloops.

Art Community


There is a vibrant Arts Community in the Robson Valley with many artists and craftspeople making the area their home. Samples of work done by local painters, woodworkers, potters, photographers and tactile artists can be found in the Whistle Stop Gallery in McBride and the Valemount Visitor Centre.

The wood found in northern BC is ideal for musical instruments and there are several luthiers in the Valley. Luthiers specialize in building and repairing stringed instruments such as guitars and mandolins.

Keith Berg is a world renowned French horn maker resides in Dunster, providing his superb work to musicians around the world.

Dunster is the home of the Robson Valley Music Festival and artists come from across North America to perform during this magical weekend. If you are a fan of any genre there will be something that teases your senses. Bluegrass, folk, jazz, soul, reggae, world music and more are all represented here.

There are active theatre groups in both Valemount and McBride. The McBride Roundhouse non-profit society makes it its mission to bring professional musical and theatrical entertainment to the Robson Valley. Valemount Community Theatre is an initiative of the Valemount Arts and Culture Society. Wishbone Productions produces and stages theatre productions throughout the Robson Valley.


Students in McBride and Valemount have access to great elementary and high schools within their communities. Students from outlying areas (Dome Creek, Crescent Spur, Dunster, and Tête Jaune Cache) are bussed to either Valemount or McBride.

The Robson Valley Junior Academy is also located in McBride and provides schooling for children from grade 1 – 8. Post secondary education is available through the College of New Caledonia and University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, and Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. Additionally, Edmonton Alberta has an abundance of post secondary options.


Active Retirees Welcome


Just imagine retirement in the beautiful Robson Valley. Away from the fast paced lifestyle of larger centres, you can immerse yourself in the quiet and beauty. The affordability of local real estate will allow you to realize your dream; whether that is a home on acreage, a single family dwelling, or dedicated Senior’s housing.

Sell that condo in Vancouver, buy a nice sized home and grow a backyard vegetable garden in a warm and welcoming community. If you don’t have space for a garden in your back yard, but you likely will, you may want to engage in a local community garden.

Area recreation centres offer sporting activities for people of any age or level of fitness and there are a myriad of organized activities for the young at heart senior. Once you are established here, you can stay in touch with your family and friends with high speed internet service.

Active Seniors organizations will keep you busy with activities. Trips to Jasper or Prince Rupert are planned by using VIA Rail Service, and bus trips to Prince George for Christmas activities or Casino visits are common. Recreation Centres provides seniors rates to use the workout equipment or participate in carpet bowling.