Hikes in the McBride area range from an easy walk in town to Horseshoe Lake to observe migrating birds travelling through the Rocky Mountain Trench, to a moderate alpine hike overlooking McBride, to rigorous one or multi-day trips into the alpine and onto nearby glaciers. Local hiking club - Ozalenka Alpine Club maintains backcountry trails in the area including serveral with overnight cabins. For information on trail conditions, road access to trailheads and cabin booking, call 250-569-2596.
British Columbia's most recently named Provincial Park is near McBride and provides stunning hiking opportunites to view the most northerly inland temperate rainforests in the world. Some of the Western Red Cedar trees are over 1000 years old. A boardwalk provides wheelchair access to this rare and beautiful forest. See the BC Park's website here for more information.
Logging around McBride has created a network of gravel roads radiating from into the mountains - ideal for exploring by ATV.
The Robson Valley Chapter advocates for improvement of trail access, and involved in improving trail heads and staging areas, GPSing and mapping of existing trails so they are officially recognized, building new trails, and maintaining and preserving existing trails for day rides and back country excursions.
Equestrian riders can access the multi-use BLUFF trail at McBride Peak and Teare Mountain. Day-use equestrian riders can access the trail from a staging area at the Northeast corner of Koeneman Park, as Rainbow Road is not recommended for horse trailers. This will add an additional four kilometres to the journey. The Robson Valley Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen have installed hitching rails and a kiosk at this location.
The Robson Valley Chapter puts on trail rides, clinics and workshops, work bees and trail care events, potluck get-togethers, as well as participating in parades and other events.
The Robson Valley Mountain Bike Association (RVMBA) is pleased to announce the completion of THE BLUFF TRAIL, a multi-use trail built for hiking, trail running, horseback riding, mountain biking, dog walking, snow shoeing, and ungroomed cross-country skiing. Approximately five kilometres in length, the Bluff Trail is named for the stunning rock bluffs situated on it. The trail is part of the McBride and Teare Mountain Bike Trail Network, a trail system planned for the community of McBride by professional trail builder Joel Pirnke. The trail head is found on the west end of the parking lot at kilometre one on Rainbow Road.Check out their Facebook page.
Geocaching is defined as a real-world, outdoor treasure-hunting game. Players try to locate hidden containers called geocaches, using GPS enabled devices, and then share their experiences online.
Check out www.geocaching.com for clues to the many geocaches hidden in McBride and area.