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Cross-Country Skiing in Jasper National Park

February 24th, 2014 by

Cross-Country Skiing Jasper National ParkJasper National Park is a popular destination year-round because there is always something to do here, no matter the season – and just now it’s time for cross-country skiing. With over 300 kilometers of trails to choose from in the park, there is something for everyone.

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Dog Sledding Tours of The Canadian Rockies

November 27th, 2013 by

dog Sledding Tours of the canadian rockies

It’s the outdoor adventure of a lifetime – dog sledding tours of the Canadian Rockies!

Nothing can prepare you for the experience: the excitement of riding in the sled as it traverses the snowy trail; the quiet, regal beauty of the Canadian Rockies all around you, the warmth and respect you will feel after meeting and watching the sled dog team work – there’s nothing else quite like it.

Offering 4 different dog sledding tours (including one by moonlight!) Cold Fire Creek Dogsledding gives you the opportunity to find out for yourself just how exhilarating and unique an experience dog sledding can be.

The four tours range between an hour and a half in length to four and a half hours, with the shorter tour being more suitable for those just looking for a taste of the experience and the longer ones for those who would prefer a more immersive experience. All four tours include rejuvenating food and drink of some kind to warm you back up and replenish those lost nutrients after your sledding experience.

Cold Fire Creek’s dog sledding tours use Alaskan Husky or mixed breed Northern Dogs to pull their sleds. At any given time they have around 75 of these good humoured, hard working dogs in their kennels. Trained from pups to pull sleds, these dogs like people and love their job, so there’s no need to be nervous around them or worried about their well-being.

Want to learn to drive the sled? The average adult is big and strong enough, so sure! Prefer to ride? No problem! Want to help with the dogs? Some of the tours accommodate the would-be helpful individual – so yes! Want to pet the dogs? Go for it – but be warned you can’t pet just one!

When your tour is over, come on back to your cabin or room at the main lodge here at Mount Robson Mountain River Lodge. We’ll be keeping the room warm for you.

Cold Fire Creek Dog Sledding Tours

For more details and to make reservations, please visit: dogsleddinginjasper.com

Take a Heli-Skiing Vacation on Mt. Robson

November 8th, 2013 by

Heli-skiing, at Mt. Robson.

Heli-skiing, heli-boarding, heli-hiking, heli-touring – all a heli-good time!

Heli-Skiing. You’ve seen it in movies: some gutsy athlete is dropped from a helicopter onto the snow-covered peak of a mountain and goes roaring down the untouched, vertical face of an alpine snowfield on his skis and what has to be gallons of pure adrenaline.

To most of us, this is a fascinating spectacle but *not* something we think of ourselves doing. It’s hard not to be a little jealous of all that untouched snow up there, though – all those pristine, long slopes and empty glades piled high in dry powder … well, stop being jealous. You CAN do this!

If you’re in reasonable shape and can handle the blue and black diamond runs at the resorts, then you’re ready! You don’t necessarily even need your own equipment to handle the fabulously deep, virgin powder. Most heli-ski operators will have skis or snowboards for rent but, by all means, if you’ve some nice, fat powder skis or a board, bring it! Before you know it, you’ll be flying down some of the most epic verticals you’ve ever dreamed of.

But wait, let’s say whipping down intense verticals is not your idea of a good time but the thought of being on top of the world on an alpine glacier still sounds like heaven. Well, fear not: heli-hiking is also available. Strap on those snowshoes and traipse around the beauty that is Mt. Robson with your family and an experienced guide. Oh, did I mention the included lunch? Yum!

Okay maybe playing in the snow isn’t for you – but you have to admit the pictures look fabulous. Well, how about a heli-tour? You’ve NEVER seen the mountains like this and, believe me, folks: pictures simply cannot do it justice. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to view the top of the world from *above.*

And now for the good news: there’s a heli-skiing operator right near Mountain River Lodge that can set you up for heli-skiing, heli-snowboarding, heli-hiking, or going on a breathtaking heli-tour: Robson Helimagic.

Make your vacation to Mt. Robson one you’ll never forget with lodging at Mountain River Lodge and a day of heli-skiing: you’re bound to have a heli-great time!

Heli-Skiing Vacation

Robson Helimagic
Please visit www.robsonhelimagic.com for rates, schedules, and details.

Northwest Mud Racing 2013

July 29th, 2013 by insideout

Northwest Mud Racing 2013

Side by Side Mud Racing – Aug 3 & 4, 2013

Are you ready for some good, clean fun? Figuratively, not literally, in this case! Side by Side Mud Racing in Valemont is coming back next weekend, August 3 & 4, 2013. Presented by the North West Mud Racing Association, this fun event involves 4×4 dragsters racing through a mod bog about three feet deep and 50 – 75 feet long. This sounds like a really great, loud and adrenaline-filled event!

Take a break from the quiet, serene surroundings of Mountain River Lodge & Cabins, in the shadow of Mt Robson, and enjoy this small town good time in nearby Valemount!

Mud Race Info

General Admission is $20. Kids under 7 are free.

Races take place at the Canoe Mountain Rodeo Grounds in Valemont, BC.

Saturday, August 3rd ~

  • Gates open at 10 a.m.
  • Beer Garden and Concessions open at 11 a.m.
  • Racing takes place from approx. 2 – 6 p.m.
  • Live music & dancing with “Wiley” at 9 p.m. $10 admission, no minors.

Sunday, August 4th ~

  • Gates & concession open at 10 a.m.
  • Beer Garden opens at 11 a.m.
  • Racing begins at noon, until 4 p.m.

Lodging for Summer Adventures in British Columbia

Whatever kind of vacation you are looking for this summer – whether it be peaceful and scenic hiking with a private cabin to come back to and rest your head, or a chance to be pampered with a bed and breakfast getaway at Mt. Robson Park, we would love to be included in your itinerary!

We have stand-alone, self contained cabins for those travelers desiring more privacy, or for those traveling with children and pets. Enjoy a full kitchen in each if our cabins, as well as an outdoor gas BBQ and fire pit with chopped firewood waiting for you.

In our Main Lodge are the bed and breakfast rooms. Located on the second floor of the lodge, they have private bathrooms and balconies with lovely views.

 

 

 

 

The Canoe Mountain Rodeo in Valemount

July 8th, 2013 by insideout

Did you know Canada had its fair share of cowboys? That legacy lives on here, just as it does in the States, with the rodeo. An event showcasing the kind of horseback skills that were essential during the cattle drives of yore, this Rodeo is no different. Enjoy all of the traditional rodeo events plus a live country music band, dancing and steak dinner.

The Canoe Mountain Rodeo takes place this year on July 13 & 14. Located in Valemount at the Canoe River Campground Rodeo Grounds, it is only 20 minutes from our Mount Robson cabins and lodge.

The rodeo will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with the steak dinner on Saturday night from 5 – 7 p.m., followed by dancing to the “Union Jack” band starting at 9 p.m.

Admission for each day’s events is $15, children 12 and under are free. Admission to the dance is $10.

Events at the Canoe Mountain Rodeo

  • Bareback bronc riding
  • Saddle bronc riding
  • Bull riding
  • Steer wrestling
  • Tie-down roping
  • Breakaway roping
  • Team roping
  • Ladies’ barrel racing
  • Bull-A-Rama

Junior Events at the Rodeo

  • Breakaway roping
  • Steer riding
  • Barrel racing
  • Pee wee barrel racing
  • Pole bending
  • Pee wee pole bending

 

Cedarpoint Cabin

The interior of one of our self-contained cabins.

Throughout the day, enjoy a beer garden and concessions, along with other vendors. For the kids, there is a sprinkler play space to keep ’em cool, as well as a ‘Treasure Mountain’ play area.

Traveling in British Columbia this Summer?

Do not miss the beauty and natural wonder of Mount Robson Park and Jasper National Park. Along with seeing some of the most spectacular peaks in the Canadian Rockies, you can soak in the quiet charm of the rural life we live in this area of the country. Take a hike on the Berg Lake Trail and enjoy a home cooked meal in our lodge or prepare your own steak dinner in one of our self-contained cabins.

 

 

 

Be the Early Bird in Mount Robson and Avoid a Crowd

May 16th, 2013 by insideout

Take advantage of traveling in the shoulder season, before the crowds come to one of the most beautiful parks in all of the Canadian Rockies.

We will also reward your early travel decision with a discount on your lodging. Book now for a stay between May 21 – June 20 and receive:

  • 10% off 2 nights
  • 15% off 3 nights
  • 20% off 4 nights & more

If you come during this time of year, you will find snow still on the ground in many places, but with green blades of grass poking through and new buds on all the branches. It is a magical time of rebirth in the mountains! Often still very empty with few visitors before the warmth of summer days.

black bear near north thompson highwayAnother benefit of arriving at the park early: wildlife viewing. Baby animals are being born, bears are coming out of hibernation and many animals in the park are ready to forage for food after the long, hard winter. Bears wake up hungry after winter in the high country of the Canadian Rockies. Spring mushrooms and dandelions are some of the first plants to grow, and bears find these delicious! Beside the highways and roads in Mount Robson Park are fields of yellow dandelions, which a foraging bear will quickly devour as he moves through the area and munches the tops off the flowers. It’s hard to imagine that a cow would do a better or faster job than the hungry bear!

Mt Robson Lodging for a Springtime Adventure

Whatever time of year you decide to visit Mt Robson Park – whether it is deep in the winter for peaceful solace in the cold, white snow, or an adventure among the greening hills and mountains of spring, we offer both cabin and bed and breakfast lodging for your trip to the park.

 

Mt Robson Dogsledding Tours

December 13th, 2012 by insideout

 If you are planning a winter getaway to Mt Robson, we already know you have an adventurous spirit. To continue our theme of extreme and unique winter tours and activities, this blog is about the Canada’s oldest form of winter transport.

What better way to venture deep into the heart of the Canadian Rockies than behind a team of enthusiastic & friendly Alaskan Huskies? That’s right, we are talking about exploring Mt Robson Provincial Park via dogsled!

Of course, the panoramic views and marvelous beauty of snow capped timbers, frozen waterfalls and icy creeks will Jasper Canada dogsledding toursthrill the viewer.

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Helicopter Skiing, Hiking & Boarding Tours

November 18th, 2012 by insideout

In the winter months, Mt. Robson can seem an intimidating force to some folks. But certainly not the fellas from Robson HeliMagic, an outfitting company that specializes in helicopter-lifted ski and hiking adventures.

Robson HeliMagic offers skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe tours, sightseeing tours and hiking tours throughout Mount Robson Provincial Park. The catch, of course, is that all these tours begin at the helicopter pad in Valemount. If you’re willing to shell out the extra cash and aren’t afraid of heights, taking a helicopter to the top of the mountain is an extraordinary experience. Plus, it’s a whole lot easier than walking all the way to the top!

Mt Robson hiking tours

Catch fresh snow with a helicopter tour up Mt. Robson!

Established in 1991, Robson Helimagic offers amazing vistas for hikers, campers, mountain climbers, and non-able bodied individuals. They have an arrangement with Mount Robson Provincial Park that allows them to fly into Robson Pass on Mondays and Fridays.

Robson HeliMagic’s terrain is the south side of Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. With access to 1,500 square kilometers of the finest high country skiing, you don’t have to be an extreme skier to have the time of your life. If you are a strong intermediate skier you can heliski.

Looking for something a little less extreme? Try snowshoeing with an experienced guide. If the silence, beauty and peace of winter is calling you, this is the escape you need.

Don’t wanna get that wet and wild? Enjoy a flight over Emperor Falls and Robson Glacier before landing on the shore of Berg Lake. The frozen lake allows access to view Berg Glacier up close.

Whatever your snow day activity might be, we hope you will consider our Mount Robson Inn for your accommodations. We have a self-contained cabin as well as a lodge with a bed and breakfast style full meal served every morning. Hope to see you at the dining table soon!

 

 

Horseback Riding in the Canadian Rocky Mountains

September 2nd, 2012 by

Guided horseback ride in the Canadian Rockies

A horseback ride in the Canadian Rocky Mountains is a great adventure for individuals, couples, families and other groups.

One popular activity for people visiting our Mount Robson lodging is riding horses in Jasper National Park and the Canadian Rockies. Both children and adults love seeing the beauty of the Rocky Mountains by guided horse tour. Outfitters can provide horses, all the gear you need and experienced guides. A number of horseback adventure outfitters are available and we will be happy to help you make arrangements during your stay at our inn near Jasper National Park.

Horses have long been the best transportation through the Canadian Rockies. If you don’t want to “rough it” in the wilderness, a horse packed with goods and gear is the way to go. There’s also a certain romance in re-living something of early explorers’ experiences in the Canadian Wilderness. Travel by horse also allows you to see remote back country that can only be reached by hours on horseback (compared to days on foot!)

Local horseback riding guide services offer many trail ride and packing trip options. You can go out for a few hours of riding or a take a longer trip over the course of days or even weeks! You don’t even have to be an experienced rider. Calm horses, expert instruction and knowledgeable guides are available for those who are new to horses and riding.

After your horseback riding adventure, come home to the comfort of your guest room or cabin at our lodging near Jasper National Park. If you’re new to riding or if it’s been awhile since you’ve been on a horse, you might be feeling a bit stiff and sore. We can set up an appointment for a relaxing massage in nearby Valemount. Combined with the comfort of our Mount Robson accommodations, it’s a perfect way to “re-enter” civilization.

Spend Labour Day 2012 at our Mount Robson Lodging

August 2nd, 2012 by

Mount Robson Main Lodge

Choose a room or cabin with a mountain view at our Mt. Robson accommodations during your Labour Day Weekend in the Canadian Rockies

There’s still time to plan your Labour Day vacation in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Book ahead at Mountain River Lodge, the nearest accommodations to Mount Robson and Jasper National Park on Hwy 16 NW. Choose a room in the Main Lodge or select one of our fully equipped cabins. Main Lodge guests enjoy rooms with mountain or forest views, private bathrooms and a full breakfast. If you choose a private cabin, you’ll have a fully equipped kitchen, plus a fireplace to warm up at night, a balcony to take in the view, gas barbecue for evening cookouts and satellite TV so you don’t miss your favorite shows. We also have pet-friendly cabins. Bring Fido along for your weekend trip!

The longer Labour Day weekend gives you time to spend a day hiking nearby Berg Lake Trail or whitewater rafting. There are also horseback rides, boat tours and all the trails on Mount Robson and Jasper National Park. All are great ways to appreciate the mountains, waters and wildlife of the Canadian Rockies. Take the drive up the Fiddle Valley and relax in the mineral waters of Miette Hot Springs. Valemount is only 20 minutes away if you need gas, groceries or other services and amenities. For fun shops and dining, visit the quaint town of Jasper, a scenic one-hour drive away.

After a day of outdoor adventures, your room or cabin at our Mount Robson accommodations will be the perfect place to relax in comfort. By then, if you’re too tired to drive out to a restaurant, not to worry. With prior reservations, we offer a 6:30 pm supper so you can dine in.

If this sounds like a great way to spend the long Labour Day weekend, give us a call at (250) 566-9899 or inquire about reservations today! Bid a fond farewell to summer with a perfect 2012 Labour Day getaway at Mountain River Lodge.

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