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Fishing & Camping

Kinbasket Marina

Kinbasket Marina

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Valemount holds some great opportunities for enjoying the outdoors in the summer.

Kinbasket Lake is located minutes from Valemount and provides great opportunities for camping and fishing alike.  To view the Valemount Marina’s website, please click here Valemount Marina

The lake is actually a reservoir created with the construction of the Mica Dam.  Water levels in the lake can fluctuate drastically so its a good idea to call ahead to our office or the Visitor Information center if you are planning your first trip to the area.  Typically, good boat access to the area begins in mid June.

The lake has three designated campgrounds, Yellowjacket (18km) Griffin (19.5km) and Horse (20.5km) on the East access road and a Marina is located at the 21km marker with a good boat launch, limited camp spots and boat storage available.  For more details on these campgrounds, please go to www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca or contact the Visitor Information Center at 250-566-9893.  Please click the link on the side to download a Google Earth file for the area.

If you need hookups and or wanted to stay a little closer to the actual village, there area multiple campgrounds located close by as well and we would suggest getting in touch with the pros at the Visitor Information Centre for the most accurate descriptions and contacts 250-566-9893.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Construction of embankment improvements at Yellowjacket Creek along E.Canoe FSR will commence July 21, 2014.  Please be advised of the following traffic restrictions:During hauling operations, all empty or “up” traffic to report with personnel at 17. 8 km. Those with a radio MUST call “up at Yellowjacket” before proceeding. Those without a radio may be detained until it is safe to proceed. All traffic must yield to truck traffic. Vehicles without a two way radio can expect delays up to 30 minutes.Loaded or “down” traffic must yield to truck traffic and will be restricted to 30 kph. Radio equipped vehicles are expected to call all km’s within the work zone. The work zone starts at 17.7 km and ends at 23 km.  Fire Danger Ratings will govern operations but are anticipated to start Monday July 21st and persist for 30 days. The current radio frequency (CTP 157.400 MHz ) will be used for all communications within the work zone.

Also note: East Canoe Forest Service Road will be closed September 15 – October 15, 2014, due to the installation of a bridge at 5.3km (Packsaddle Creek).  No detours will be available.