The room was ok. Although this isn't a luxury hotel it pleased us.


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Blue River Attractions

Sandman Hotel Group features properties located within a rich mosaic of neighbourhoods and surrounding areas, each with a distinct, welcoming personality. We have compiled a list of useful information below to enhance your stay.


Blue River, known as the Jewel of the Yellowhead, is located on the Yellowhead Hwy #5. Halfway between Kamloops and Jasper in the pristine North Thompson Valley.

  • Kamloops to Blue River - 229km / 133 mi
  • Blue River to Avola - 39km / 24mi
  • Calgary to Blue River - 636km / 394 mi (via Jasper)
  • Edmonton to Blue River - 590km / 366 mi
  • Banff to Blue River - 507km / 314mi

Blue River is midway between Edmonton and Vancouver in what is known as the Columbia Mountain System. The Monashee and Cariboo Mountain ranges rise over 3,000 metres above sea level.


  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wild Berry Picking
  • Alpine Meadow Picnics
  • Local Dances
  • Barbecues
  • River Safari Jet Boat Tours
  • Scenic Helicopter Tours   
  • Heli-Skiing
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Back-Country Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowboarding
  • Ice Climbing
  • Ice Fishing
  • Snow Sculpting
  • Sledding
  • Skating
  • Glacier Skiing


Don’t miss the fun, food, music and laughter of Oktoberfest, Blue River’s Autumn ‘Theatre’.


  • Convenience store
    City Center 1KM


  • Tony’s Grill