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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns >  Yellowhead Hwy > McBride

The Village of McBride is located 220 km (136 miles) east of Prince George and 168 km (104 miles) west of Jasper, Alberta, on the Yellowhead Hwy 16. McBride is situated right in the heart of the Robson Valley nestled between the Cariboo and Rocky Mountains.

Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
McBride's history has been evolved along the agricultural and forestry potential found throughout the area. During the early 1900's the transcontinental railway, the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway was looking for a route to Prince Rupert. The railway decided upon the McBride area for a terminus in this venture.

Robson Valley
In time various sawmills were built to supply ties and lumber for the railroad and McBride. After the railroad was built many of the workers stayed homesteading in the fertile Robson Valley. Agriculture flourished attracting other people which led to more industry in the valley.

CN Railway
Today the Robson Valley still supports a number of large farms found throughout the region. Other industries present revolve around forestry and the silvaculture industries. The CN Railway has taken over from the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway operating trains with service west to Prince Rupert or east to Edmonton and the rest of Canada or the USA.

Tremendous Recreational Opportunities
Also, because of the beautiful mountain countryside, wild rivers and tremendous recreational opportunities, Eco-Tourism has flourished. You can now have opportunities to go snowmobiling, heli-skiing, hiking, mountain biking, hunting and fishing all throughout McBride. There is also a challenging 9-hole golf course found at King Creek Golf & Winter Club.

McBride's Heritage Railway Station
When you're visiting McBride make sure you get a chance to visit McBride's Heritage Railway Station. It is conveniently situated in the Village at First and Main. This has to be perhaps the best example of heritage railway building still intact in British Columbia. This Grand Trunk Pacific Railway relic now houses the McBride Visitor Info Centre.

Whistle Stop Gallery
Located inside the Heritage Railway Station is the Whistle Stop Gallery featuring local art. This gallery itself is a work of art crafted out of wood beams by gifted artisans. There is also a small museum located in the McBride Library.

McBride & Area Guide
The Visitor Info Centre is the place where you can pick up your free copy of the McBride & Area Guide. This helpful pamphlet comes in handy if you are trying to find local businesses, parks and various trailheads for some excellent local hikes or driving tours.

If you are driving east from McBride on Hwy 16, Valemount is only 86 km (53 miles) away. On the way you will pass through the small communities of Dome Creek, Crescent Spur, McBride, Dunster, Croydon and Tête Jaune Cache.

Mount Robson
Canada's highest peak in the Rocky Mountains called Mount Robson is located about 14 km (9 miles) east of Tête Jaune Cache. Along the way you will also be able to see Mount Terry Fox named after one of Canada's biggest heroes.

Information on McBride




Map of McBride and the Robson Valley
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Photo of the Robson Valley
Robson Valley


CN Railway History
CN Railway History


Photo of the King Creek Golf Course
King Creek Golf Course


Photo of the Heritage Railway Station
Heritage Railway Station


Photo of McBride


Photo of Mount Robson
Mount Robson


Photo of antique of a John Deere Tractor
John Deere Tractor

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