Major project in Valemount takes another step forward

Twilight Glacier, Valemount
Twilight Glacier, west of Mount Pierre Elliot Trudeau. – Photo Submitted.

The Valemount Glacier Destination Resort – a potential year-round skiing and alpine resort worth $175 million – has taken another step forward with the B.C. government’s approval of the master plan.

The proposed resort is located in the Cariboo Mountains immediately west of the Village of Valemount and would be a major economic contributor to the region. The project has strong support from the local MLA and the Simpcw First Nation, as well a variety of stakeholders including local residents, community groups, the Village of Valemount and the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George. Public consultation was completed in March 2016.
With the master plan, the proponent envisions year-round glacier skiing, gondola access for alpine sightseeing, and a 1,997-bed unit base area development.

Now that the master plan has been approved, Valemount Glacier Destination Resort will work with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations on the master development agreement.

Valemount Day Lodge
Illustration of the proposed Day Lodge submitted in the Master Plan. -Photo Submitted

The master development agreement is the land use contract between the resort proponent and the Province and details how the resort will be constructed and operated. Once a master development agreement is in place, resort construction can proceed.