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McBride

Community

McBride (pop. 660) is located in the beautiful Mount Robson Valley near the Canadian Rockies. McBride's major industries include forestry, agriculture, government service, construction and trade.

Fertile valley near McBride, BC
Hayfield - BC Govt Photo licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 at PictureBC.ca

Activities:

  • Hiking and camping
  • Bird-watching
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Mountain-climbing
  • Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing
  • Curling and skating
  • Roller skating
  • Snowboarding and downhill skiing
  • Canoeing, rafting and kayaking

Amenities:

  • Library
  • Live theatre
  • Community centre
  • Recreation centre

Events:

  • Robson Valley Music Festival
  • Pioneer Days
  • Community Market
  • Fall Fair
  • Festival of Lights Parade
Facilities

The McBride & District Hospital is a full-service hospital:

McBride District Hospital

  • 24-hour emergency room
  • Outpatient services
  • 3 acute-care beds
  • 1 respite bed / 1 Palliative Care room
  • 8 long-term-care beds
  • Full-time laboratory services
  • Full-time X-ray services
  • Spiritual room

Hospital staff:

  • Two full time physicians
  • A full contingent of nursing staff including RN, LPN, care aides and bath aide
  • Full support staff - dietary, housekeeping, laundry and maintenance

Other programs at the facility or in the adjoining Health Centre:

  • Medical clinic providing general medical appointments with a focus on preventative health and developing a primary care home for patients
  • Mental health and Substance Use services
  • Primary Care services - wound care, immunizations, pre-natal and much more
  • Visiting specialist clinics  (orthopedics and renal)
  • Well woman clinics
  • Foot care clinics (limited)
  • Community paramedic services
  • Patient/physician videoconferencing consultations
  • Alternate provider room - private physiotherapist and massage therapist

The Northern Health Connections bus stops in McBride to provide patient/client transportation to Valemount, Kamloops, Prince George, and Vancouver for medical appointments and health care services not available locally.

The B.C. Ambulance Service has a station in McBride, and 9-1-1 service is available throughout the valley.

Valemount and McBride work closely together to support the clients throughout the Valley.

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