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Posted November 24, 2020

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The Valemount and Area Recreation Development Association is a non-profit association, consisting of a range of local business and backcountry users. Our key goals are focused on community and public education to help backcountry use and improve the backcountry experience for all user groups. VARDA assists in managing a Sustainable Resource Management Plan (SRMP) for our area the covers territory from Horsey Creek to Blue River.
The SRMP was developed for:

  • security of investments
  • protection for public access to crown land
  • and sustainability of growth for each outdoor recreational activity.

In addition, VARDA assists government in the management of the recreational snowmobiling sector in the Valemount area. We oversee grooming, manage trailhead staff and area maintenance. Much of our efforts are put towards rider education relating to ethical riding, wildlife sensitivities, safety and backcountry stewardship. As the association grows we will focus on further developing the other outdoor recreational activities that our valley has to offer.

Membership is key!  As a membership driven non-profit, VARDA relies on participation and support from our members.  Please sign up for a VARDA membership in the links above, ask you friends to do the same, and be proud to support a group that has your best interests in mind.  There are many benefits associated with membership besides general support and you will find them under the membership section on this website.

Thank you for your interest in VARDA and Valemount.


To contact us:

VARDA, Box 721, Valemount BC. V0E 2Z0
250-566-4817 ph/f



Latest News

Difficult Times

Posted by on Nov 20, 2020 in News

Snowmobiling and all other outdoor activities are a safe way to blow off the mental stress we are all facing.. If you do decide to travel to Valemount we ask that everyone be as safe and respectful as possible, no matter which side of the Covid discussion you are on. Anyone deciding to travel for recreation needs to portray a good public image to the communities they travel to by: – Wearing a mask as required by the most recent PHO – Travel only with yourself, household or pandemic bubble – Respect other people’s beliefs...

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VARDA Annual General Meeting October 14 2020

Posted by on Sep 14, 2020 in News

October 14th, 2020, 7:00pm @ VARDA Office 1020 Commercial Drive Covid safety measures will be in place including social distancing and the mandatory use of face masks in the building. The AGM is a mandatory and legal requirement for all non-profits to hold annually. Attendees will be given a high-level report of the year in review and updated on VARDA current events. Members in attendance will also be voting in three directors for a one-year term and appointing two directors from the snowmobile membership as per our bylaws. After the AGM...

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