McBride Area Attractions
Mt. Robson Provincial Park
Some of the most spectacular scenery in the Rocky Mountains can be seen in nearby Mt. Robson Park. At 3,954 m (12,972 ft), Mt. Robson is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies and dominates the western entrance to the park. The rugged snow-capped mountains, wandering valleys, steep sided canyons, glacier fed lakes and streams are the birthplace of the mighty Fraser River, BC's longest river. The Mt. Robson Visitor Information Centre is located at the entrance to the park and is open from mid-June to September. For park information please contact BC Parks, Park Supervisor, Box 579, Valemount, B.C., V0E 2Z0, Tel:250-566-4325.
If you love the outdoors, you will love the hike up to these natural arches.
Beaver River and Falls
In the late summer, watch the salmon run in this pretty river. Call the Tourism Center for the best dates and don't forget to ask direction to the falls.
Historic Valley Museum and Archives
Browse the history of the area in the Historic Valley Museum and Archives.
Koeneman Regional Park
Named for a homesteading family, this park is located about 1.5 km east of McBride. Drive or hike to Rainbow Falls and head up to the first of two lookouts on Teare Mountain which offer views of Robson Valley and the Cariboo Mountains. The homestead is now used as a theatre and a special events gallery, In the summer call 250-563-9225.
Horseshoe Lake Bird Watch
Be entertained all year round by a full range of ducks, including wood ducks, scoters and teals. Listen for yellow warblers or soras. Watch for hawks and bald eagles. Observe nature in full bloom.
Teare Mountain Lookout
For an incredible view beyond compare, drive up to Teare Mountian Lookout. Contact the McBride Tourism Center for directions.
Goat River Viewpoint
Located on Highway 16 west of McBride, this picnic site offers a scenic place to have a lunch.