Open year round at Valley Hideaway Guest House, Clearwater BC.
Open Year Round? Why?
Some guests are amazed to find out that we are open year round at Valley Hideaway. Why do you stay open? What is there to do in Clearwater in the off season?
It is true that the peak tourist season here is the May long weekend through the Thanksgiving weekend. It is also true that some of the tourist attractions close for the off season but there are still plenty of reasons to come by for a visit.
Clearwater is the perfect stopover point for those travelling from Northern Alberta or British Columbia to the lower mainland. Edmonton to Vancouver? Stop over in Clearwater. It’s a natural break in the driving and will leave you refreshed for the balance of your journey.
The fall season is a beautiful time to enjoy the fall scenery and the waterfalls Wells Gray Park is famous for. There are less people around and the water falls remain accessible during the autumn allowing you more space to enjoy our pristine wilderness.
Deer, moose and other wildlife are in their mating season or “rut” during the fall. That means they will be on the move and you have a good chance of seeing them.
There are more than 50 fishable lakes within an hours drive and the river fishing can be great.
If winter is your season enjoy the sight of spectacular ice formations on Helmcken Falls. Traverse miles of cross country and snowshoe trails. Enjoy great snowmobile trails within an hours drive. Try a Canadian winter treat and ice fish for rainbow trout and Kokanee salmon right in town on Dutch Lake.
We have a volunteer run local downhill ski slope. It’s not as fancy as some, but it is a great way to spend the day on some easy slopes.
Relax and enjoy the outdoor fire pit at Valley Hideaway or sit in the living room and cuddle up by the indoor fireplace with a good book.
Check out some of the local events and get to know some of our residents. Try the Blackpool Hall Coffee House once a month and hear great local musicians. Enjoy one of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Saturday Suppers. Watch a local amateur ice hockey team, it’s not the National Hockey League but it is a Canadian tradition.
The pace of life slows down here in the off season, come and relax with us.
Winter, summer, spring and fall. It takes all year to do it all in Clearwater.