Population: 700 Average real estate: $225,000

Why Vavenby, BC

Located on the banks of the North Thompson River, Vavenby is the ideal backcountry playground, an idyllic locale perfectly suited to exploration, adventure and outdoor recreation. When the sun shines, locals make use of a myriad of trails perfect for hiking and horseback riding. In the winter months outdoor activities include skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and skating.


For anything not easily found in Vavenby, the larger community of Clearwater is conveniently located only 20 minutes away.

Nearby Momich Lake Provincial Park is a popular spot for power boating or paddling, swimming, kayaking and canoeing, as well as all other warm weather water sports. The North Thompson River and nearby lakes are abundantly stocked with salmon and trout, luring anglers from all over the world to the area’s pristine waters.

Vavenby’s economy is founded upon the region’s rich natural resources with a focus on logging, mining, forestry and agriculture, as well as eco-tourism. Locals find peace, calm and contentment in this small town BC community.

This area is also home to the famous Wells Gray Provincial Park and Helmcken Falls, to learn more about these amazing recreational opportunities go to wellsgray.ca 

For more information on the area go to districtofclearwater.com