Valemount Community Forest works with recreational organizations to enhance local and tourist outdoor experiences.
VCF is supportive of local initiatives and works with Valemount & Area Recreation Development Association (VARDA), Yellowhead Outdoor Recreation Association (YORA), the Valemount Bike Park to develop and maintain roads, trail access and pathways. VCF has also worked with Valemount Glacier Destinations Resort (VGDR).
The 5-Mile recreation trail area includes the bike park, which is within the VCF’s working forest. Communication, education and planning adds to the success story of the local tourism economy.
There is greater use of VCF operating areas due to the increased quality of the road systems. Unfortunately, recreational vehicles (ATV’s, Side-by-Sides and snowmobiles) using active forest roads for their fun-time driving is also a safety concern.