Valentines Day – Cross country Skiing, Delicious Breakfasts, off season rates

Valentines Day

Enjoy a world class getaway this Valentines Day weekend. Stay at Valley Hideaway Guest House in Clearwater, BC. Enjoy our low off season rates. Savour our delicious breakfast menu.

Your suite includes a comfortable master bedroom with a queen sized bed. An attached sitting room overlooks the backyard and into the forest beyond. You have exclusive use of the spacious comfortable living room with a wood burning fireplace. Your dining area has plenty of complementary delights, including a variety of coffees and teas, snacks and more.

Candle Creek Cross Country Ski Trails

Bring your cross country skis. Guests during the Valentines Day weekend will receive free passes to the Candle Creek Ski area. Enjoy miles of groomed trails. You may also want to take some time to do a self guided winter waterfall tour,


Helmcken Falls is a must on your self guided winter waterfall tour this Valentines Day weekend

Helmcken Falls


or nordic ski in Wells Gray Provincial Park.

Valley Hideaway Guest House is ideal for that romantic Valentines Day weekend retreat, or grab some friends and come as a foursome. The guest area also includes a second bedroom with two twin beds which can be combined into a larger bed on request.

Make Clearwater BC, Wells Gray Park and Valley Hideaway Guest House your destination for this  weekend. Space is limited so book now.



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The Birchleg

The Birchleg is coming February 3, 2018

What is the Birchleg?

The Birchleg is a family fun cross country ski event. It begins with a mass start at 10:00 AM at the Candle Creek Cross Country Ski Trails. You can expect expert skiers, families and novices out for a good time. Ski all 28 km of trails or ski just a bit, its up to you.

Its your chance to dress up like a viking or ancient Norwegian. There are prizes for the best costume. It’s followed by a hot Norwegian Style lunch (or vegetarian lunch). Its a fun filled community event.

Whats it all about?

According to the Wells Gray Outdoors Club (Clearwater, BC, Canada):

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Rescue of Haakon Haakonsson. Painted by Knud Bergslien

 “The Birchleg is a fun ski event in early February re-enacting a cross country ski trip made by two Viking warriors in the 13th Century. King Haakon of Norway was murdered in 1204 during a time of civil war. The King’s infant son was in immediate peril of the same fate. Two Viking warriors loyal to their dead king and his heir took the baby to safety in Trondheim. Their flight was in midwinter, skiing 55 kilometres across the mountains. Holding the child secure behind a shield, these warriors were armed with a battle-axe and spears. Young Haakon Haakonson grew to adulthood in safety, returning to Norway to claim his father’s throne.”

There was even a movie made recently about the rescue of King Haakon based on the mythic historical story. The Last King is worth watching, whether you plan to ski the Birchleg or not.

A scene from the rescue as depicted in “The Last King” – Image Courtesy Norwegian Film Institute

Follow this link for waiver and entry form.

Busy BirchLeg day? No problem, there’ re still lots of opportunities to cross country (nordic) ski here through the rest of the winter.  More than 25 km of groomed trails at Candle Creek await you at. There are still more groomed trails at North Thompson Provincial Park and there are miles upon miles of unbroken trails through the wilderness.

If you are looking for a place to stay while here, book your stay at Valley Hideaway Guest House, we are open year round.

Valley Hideaway Guest House is a non smoking property

No Smoking inside the guest house or on the premises