Your springboard for mountain adventures, cabin rentals come in all shapes and sizes in Blue River and nearby Avola. From Blue River’s quaint and rustic cabins at Bone Creek Wilderness Retreat, the Blue River Campground to the Log Inn Pub Cabins of Avola, to the luxurious log constructed chalets outfitted with the comforts of home offered off-season at Mike Wiegele’s Ski Resort, all you need to do is decide when you’re coming and make your reservation!

If you’re looking for a soft place to rest your head, book a stay at one of Blue River’s hotels, motels or lodges. Whether it’s a one-night stay at a national chain hotel, as you journey between Vancouver, BC and Edmonton, AB, a longer stay at a local establishment, or a once-in-a-lifetime heli-ski vacation with Mike Wiegele, one thing remains constant: the setting and hospitality is pure Blue River.

Comfortable beds and comfort food – the two go hand in hand at the Holy Smoke Inn B&B. Fuel up for a day exploring the alpine with an all-you-can-eat homemade breakfast, then set out for your day’s adventures. Owners Robin and Patricia are local experts on the sledding, ATVing and motorcycling scene and are happy to share some of Blue River’s best-kept secrets with you!

Situated between rolling ranch lands and the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains, half way between Vancouver, BC, and Edmonton, Alberta, Blue River is an ideal spot to break up any excursion through the mountains. Make Blue River your staging ground for exploring the Cariboo and Monashee mountains, rivers and lakes. Two local campgrounds provide RV and tent camping, or if, you prefer the creature comfort of sleeping in a bed instead of a sleeping bag, rental cabins are available at both campgrounds. Whether you’re pulling your own rig, pitching a pop tent, or backcountry camping at Murtle Lake, there’s a campsite waiting for you here.

Where Your Adventure Begins

Where you stay, isn’t just about where you rest your head. In Blue River, it’s where your adventure begins. Whether you’re resting up on your journey along the Yellowhead Highway, or making Blue River your staging ground for mountainside adventures – you’re going to need a comfortable place to stay!

Pitch your tent in the wilderness, backcountry camping at Murtle Lake. Park your RV at the Blue River Campground and begin unwinding after a day on the road.

Ride your sled straight to the door, and make new friends at the Holy Smoke Inn B&B in Blue River or the Log Inn Pub Cabins in Avola. Revel in the seclusion of Bone Creek Wilderness Retreat’s rustic cabins or indulge in luxurious comfort at Mike Wiegele’s log cabins near the shores of Eleanor Lake.

Put in for a night at the Glacier Mountain Lodge, the Sandman Inn or the Blue River Motel. Then, get plenty of rest. Adventures are waiting right outside your door.

 

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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