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There is much to see and do in Vanderhoof. Below is a list of some of the many attractions in Vanderhoof. Please contact the Vanderhoof Visitor Centre for more information.
Migratory Bird Sanctuary
The Migratory Bird Sanctuary, located on the Nechako River at Riverside Park, is a major migratory stopping grouds for thousands of Canada Geese along with many other species of birds including Trumpeter Swans, Northern Pintails, and sandpipers. Even Caspian Terns have been seen in the Sanctuary. A great place to spend the day birdwatching. The community network trail runs along the river from Riverside Park and affords more bird watching of chickadees, flycatchers, cowbirds, swallows, blackbirds and more. A sure stop for avid birdwatchers. Learn more.
There are many hiking trails in the Vanderhoof area. Some of these include Greer Creek Falls (wonderful falls and moderate hiking trail - okay for strollers), Sinkut Mountain (the highest point in Vanderhoof), Omineca Trail, Telegraph Trail and many others. Please contact us for more information about hiking trails around Vanderhoof (difficulty level, accessibility, etc.). Stop by our office and pick up a Trail Map and Area Hiking Guide (2.4MB) or a Hiking Trails brochure with additional trails. These have information on some of the many hiking trails around Vanderhoof.
Vanderhoof Community Museum
The Vanderhoof Heritage Museum is a wonderful place to learn about our area's history, and also to take a step back in time and wander through old buildings, work in a train caboose and savor the tastes of times gone by. In the summer months the museum grounds are the centre of many community events, including the Canada Day celebrations. Stop by the Visitor Centre to learn more.
Ferland Park Spray Park
Let the kids cool off while you take a break at the Ferland Park Spray Park. Open during the summer months, the spray pool is a fun and safe place for kids to play, burn off energy and cool off. Ferland Park is situated right in town, so it is close to shops and restaurants. There is ample parking for vehicles and RVs. So stop, find a shady spot and relax from a long day on the road.
Omineca Golf Course
Just a few minutes north of town, you will find the 18 hole Golf Course, with a Restaurant, Snack Bar, and a Full Bar. Rental Clubs and Carts available. Public Tee Times are from 8:00am to dusk, 7 days a week, May through Thanksgiving.
Indoor Riding Arena
Traveling through town and need to run your horse for an hour - drop by the Nechako Valley Exhibition grounds and ride your horse in their large, heated, indoor arena, or outdoor riding rings (during the summer months). The Nechako Valley Exhibition Society can board horses and other livestock as well. Located on Northside Road just 4km from Highway 16 and downtown Vandehroof. Contact the Nechako Valley Exhibition Society for more information.