Blue River is situated north of Kamloops
on Yellowhead Hwy 5. Halfway between Vancouver and Edmonton, Blue
River is located on the North Thompson River near to the Blue and
Mud Rivers. Nearest communities on Hwy 5 include Valemount
89 km (56 miles) to the north and Avola
39 km (24 miles) to the south.
and Cariboo Mountains
Rising above Blue River are the Monashee and Cariboo mountain ranges.
To the west of Blue River is Murtle Lake, which allows access to
Wells Gray Provincial Park.
Blue River is famous for its great heli-skiing and back-country
adventures. A great many eco-tourism companies operate from Blue
River providing a variety of recreational choices. Activities include
great wildlife watching all over the valley, hiking, skiing, jet
boat excursions up the Mud River to Mud Lake, snowmobiling and mountain
Safari - Jet Boat adventures in the wilderness surrounding
If you enjoy quiet solitude, check out Murtle Lake. Famous for being
North America's largest non-motorized lake, Murtle Lake offers great
wilderness camping. There are some great beaches for those who enjoy
swimming. Make sure you bring your fishing rod along as the lake
contains lots of fish.
To access Murtle Lake you will need a permit. You can obtain these
at Blue River Wilderness Outfitters in Blue River. The road into
Murtle Lake can be easily found as you travel through Blue River
on Hwy 5.
Wiegele Helicopter Skiing
As you drive into Blue River you can't help to notice the beautiful
resort at the Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Heli-Ski Village. At
Mike Wiegele they totally understand the Blue River area and will
assist you in finding total comfort and exploring the abundant recreation
that is offered throughout the valley.
If you are short of time, try stopping for a quick visit at Lake
Eleanor. Situated right in Blue River, Lake Eleanor makes for a
great diversion from a long car ride. Relax, sit back and enjoy
the scenery. If you enjoy swimming try Lake Elenor Park where you
can find an excellent swimming area complete with 3 metre diving
tower, water slide, rafts and sandy beach. Just remember watch your
kids as there is no lifeguard present.
Lots of RV camping is available along Lake Elenor if you want to
stay awhile. There is also the Blue River Campground and RV Park
located just off the road to Murtle Lake.
- a well established business with good facilities. Web site has
a excellent map of the Blue River town
Located around Lake Eleanor are some biking, hiking and cross-country
ski trails making for a great place to enjoy the local recreation.
Blue River has a number of tourist services if you require them.
Included along Hwy 5 is a 24 hour Husky Travel Centre with a restaurant
and a Esso Service Station that has a food store. For other food
options try the Saddle Restaurant located across from Mike Wiegele
on Blue River
in Blue River