Join in the Fun!

Experience real small-town hospitality. Welcome winter and fling in spring. Raise a pint with the locals. Slow dance with your best guy or gal. Shake your groove thing on the dance floor. Pull up a lawn chair and cheer on your favourite ball team. Whether you’re competing in our annual Blue River Blues Slo-pitch Tournament or taking part in any of our six annual community dances, you’re invited to come meet the locals and join in the fun!

Community Dances

Community dances are the heart of the social scene in Blue River, where having a good time is made all the better by fundraising for a good cause. Valentines, St. Patrick’s Day, Spring Fling, Welcome to Winter or New Year’s Eve – are just a few of the reasons we like to throw a party. The Blue River Community Hall or the local chapter of the Royal Canadian Legion play host to the community dances, each held to fundraise for a variety of local causes.

Blue River Blues Slo-pitch Tournament

Bring your lawn chair and plenty of sunscreen to cheer the Blue River Blues Slo-pitch Tournament. The pitcher’s mound at the Blue River Community Park is where the fastest arms from Prince George to Timothy Lake and points in between compete for the title of Slo-pitch champion every August Long Weekend.

Take in all the action on the field, then cool off with a dip in Eleanor Lake, explore our trails, quadding, hiking or mountain biking, or experience the River Safari eco tour, searching for bears, moose and abundant bird-life. One thing is certain, you may come to play ball, but after a weekend of playing in our mountain backyard, you’ll leave having had a ball!

Blue River’s Events by Month:

  • January-Legion Installation Dance
  • February-Valentine’s Day Dance
  • March-St. Paddy’s Day Dance
  • April-Spring Fling Dance
  • July-Canada Day Parade & Picnic
  • August-Blue River Blues Slo-pitch Tournament
  • October-Harvest Dinner
  • November-Welcome to Winter Dance
  • December - New Year’s Eve Dance

Winter Attractions

Winter-Spring

Winter-Spring

We’ve Got Winter Covered (in Powder, that is) Discover an entire mountain range worth of winter adventures in Blue River and Avola. It’s here, amidst 1.2 million acres of pristine wilderness,...

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling

Riding Free – Snowmobiling Blue River Step into your boots. Strap on your helmet. Pilot your own snow machine. Play “follow the leader” through wilderness trails and backcountry bowls glimmering in...

Skiing

Skiing

Break Your Own Trail Make your mark. Break your own trail. Experience high alpine skiing in quiet solitude. Clip into your skis and slide through waist-deep powder so dry, it feels...

Summer Attractions

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Summer-Fall

Summer-Fall

Get Your Fill of Outdoor Adventure Craving outdoor adventure? Get your fill in Blue River each summer. With long, unhurried days and mountains of possibilities, there are plenty of outdoor adventures...

Wildlife

Wildlife

Experience Wildlife Most People Only See on TV Get goosebumped gazing at bears and their young playing and grazing forested shores just metres away. Be mesmerized watching eagles and osprey conduct...

Trails

Trails

Take the Path Less Travelled Hike and ride a skyline full of mountain trails. ATV to an alpine picnic. Watch elk, bear and moose ramble through the forest. Cushion your step...

Tours

Tours

Guided Expeditions The rugged and raw Monashee and Cariboo mountains surrounding Blue River just invite exploration, summer and winter. Even if you don’t have a lot of outdoor experience, guided excursions...

Murtle Lake

Murtle Lake

Paddle Our Wilderness Bounded by ancient lava beds, Murtle Lake, is at the eastern end of Wells Gray Provincial Park and is the largest lake in North America that does not...

Lakes, Rivers & Fishing

Lakes, Rivers & Fishing

Explore the Heart of our Watery Wilds Angle for adventure. Drop your line in our lakes and rivers where both fishing and wildlife are the star of the show. Paddle a...

Geocaching

Geocaching

The Ultimate Game of Hide & Go Seek Get beyond the beaten path. Meet new people. Find hidden treasure in unexpected places. Decode a clue. Solve a mystery. Swap out newfound...

Camping

Camping

Classic Canadian Camping Whether it’s roughing it, backcountry camping around Murtle Lake, or camping in one of our RV Parks, Blue River is all about classic, Canadian camping. Pitch you tent,...

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