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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
& 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
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
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.