This is Blue River's oldest family run store...if you need groceries, liquor, a movie, book or a snack - these friendly folks will be happy to serve you! If you are interested in local conversation - you're sure to find someone ready to have a chat here.
For a filling, home-style meal grab a booth at the Blue River Husky and try their meatloaf, burgers or a thick slice of pie! Popular truck stop/diner, extensive menu, open 5am - 11pm, breakfast served all day.
You'll be charmed by the original structure of this former CN stopover - Janie's is 'Character Plus'! One of the three oldest historically preserved stores in British Columbia. This store displays imported gift ware, artful drums, a large stash of used books, a deli/coffee counter, liquor outlet, film, a wide variety of snacks and drinks as well as everything you need to create your own meal. Take a moment and sit a spell in the conversation corner on a comfy couch while you sip your specialty coffee or tea.
"Mother of all Burgers"
If you're driving through Avola and you're hungry, stop in at the Log Inn Pub, situated on Village Road. The Log Inn's claim to fame is its famous, "Mother of all Burgers" - very big and very tasty - famous since 1991. The Avola Pub is very popular with bikers travelling the Yellowhead - really big Juicy burgers and beer are their specialty. They have an annual Pig Roast barbecue and people just tent and stay to party.
One of the rewards of active mountain life is eating well, a pleasure we take seriously in Blue River. Under the guidance of our professionally trained Executive Chef, gourmet meals and attentive service make dining in Blue River the perfect compliment to a great day of skiing.
Our Award Winning Wine Cellar features wines from around the world selected to compliment any meal and satisfy our most wine knowledgeable guest. The worlds of best powder skiing, gourmet cuisine and fine wine combine to provide a unique and memorable experience. Winter Only.
Yes, this is the place with the best sandwiches, hot food, and baked items on the highway. Ask the locals! Bread and Pastries are baked daily right here on the premises and we can make your favourite sandwich combination just the way you like it. Our atrium has stunning mountain views where you can eat, drink, sit and just relax for a while.
But don't think this is just a food stop. We have a large selection of gift items, souvenirs, postcards and memorabilia on offer too! And of course you mustn't leave before getting a picture of the famous statue of the fighting grizzly bears, made by a local artist and maybe also take a picture of your family in front of our rustic store sign with its cool graphic. The Rocky Mountain Deli is a stop you won't want to miss!
Open 6am – 10pm, 7 days a week
Located directly across Highway #5 from Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Resort, the Saddle Mountain Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from June 29, 2012 to September 3, 2012. With a licensed patio and stunning views of the Monashee Mountains, this is the perfect place to stop for a delicious meal. The Lodge offers an affordable alternative for travelers wishing to experience the beauty of Blue River. Rooms feature 1 or 2 double beds with a kitchenette units and laundry facilities available. All rooms include telephone, satelittle TV, WiFi, and Bath