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About McBride

McBride, situated in the beautiful Robson Valley with a population of 616 (2021) residents. Nestled between the Canadian Rockies and the Cariboo Mountains, this tight knit community offers endless opportunities to explore and enjoy the amazing landscape. Check out McBride for more information on this four-season playground.

McBride and District Hospital is a three acute care bed hospital with eight long term care beds, one respite bed and one palliative care bed. It offers 24 hour emergency services, outpatient services, full time laboratory and medical imaging. In the adjoining health centre they offer primary care, mental health and substance use, well woman’s and foot care clinics. Visiting specialists come to the clinic for orthopedics and renal treatment.

Some unique features include:

Take a short walk from the centre of town to the Horseshoe Lake Bird Viewing Station. Here, visitors can observe and photograph Canada Geese, goldeneye ducks, swans and blue herons. Listen for a sora or watch the majesty of hawks and bald eagles.

Visit nearby Koeneman Regional Park, named after a family of settlers whose log house is now used as a theatre and special events gallery. Hike to Rainbow Falls and beyond, to the lookouts on Deer Mountain, for fabulous views of Mount Robson and the Cariboo Mountains.

Summer activities

Summer visitors enjoy hiking through alpine meadows and over 150 kilometres of well-maintained trails that provide excellent views of the Robson Valley. Cabins are located all over the valley for those who want to make a night of it. Heli-hikers take the easy way up, for a memorable trip not easily forgotten.

Winter activities

Winter brings with it a breathtaking mountain beauty, discovered while cross-country skiing on developed trails at nearby Belle and Lucille Mountains, or snowmobiling the local backcountry, which has an international reputation for offering one of the best snowmobiling environments you can find. The Robson Valley offers some of the best heli-skiing in the world, and the Northern Cariboo Mountains and the Canadian Rockies are legendary for their abundance of dry powder, immense open bowls and spectacular glacier skiing.

Woman biking along a path in the forestFamily at a viewpoint in McBride with forest in backgroundMedical staff from McBride standing together