Groups of the North Thompson Valley:
The groups are listed by the towns they meet in. If you see your group listed and the information is incorrect, please let us know and we will correct it. If you don't see your group listed, give us the details and we will add it.
(Call Margaret Houben at 250-672-9330, or email her at email@example.com .)
We printed a new edition of the Community Groups booklets (one for Barriere, one for Clearwater) during the summer of 2015.
North Thompson (River) Valley
The North Thompson River originates at the toe of the Thompson Glacier in the Cariboo Mountains west of the community of Valemount and flows generally south towards Kamloops and the confluence with the South Thompson. For most of its length, the river is paralleled by Highway #5, and the Canadian National Railway (both of which cross the river a couple times). The North Thompson passes by several small communities, Valemount, Tete Jaune Cache, Blue River, Avola, Vavenby, Clearwater, Blackpool, Little Fort, Chu Chua, Barriere, Louis Creek, Squam Bay, Brennan Creek, McLure, Heffley Creek, Sun Peaks, and Whitecroft.
The North Thompson picks up the Clearwater River at the town of Clearwater. The Clearwater, the North Thompson's largest tributary, drains much of Wells Gray Provincial Park. It also picks up the waters of Albreda River, Thunder River, Mud Creek, Blue River, Mad River, Raft River and Barriere River.