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Recreational Facilities & Parks

No matter your age or ability, there are numerous ways to get involved and stay active within our community. Enjoy the sauna at the Aquatic Centre, or test your skills at the Vanderhoof Skateboard Park.

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Vanderhoof is home to Omineca Golf Course, offering 18 holes with undulating grass greens. The front nine transects the woods and crosses gullies, while the back nine is flat, open and has water features on three fairways. Open from April to October as weather permits. Relax in the lounge of the log club house that overlooks the back nine. The course is available for private tournaments.


Tired of driving and want to spend a day at the beach? Hogsback Lake, Nulki Lake, and the Nechako River are popular swimming spots. Take the day and cool off in these scenic and family friendly locations, or try the new indoor Aquatic Centre.


A popular pastime for residents and travelers alike. Vanderhoof has a number of geocach sites, some of which are situated in places that you’ll want to spend the day at. Check in at the Visitor Centre for more information.


No matter the season, the Rip’n the North Bike Park has something for the beginner to the advanced rider. The park incorporates 10 kilometers of flow, jump and technical trails, along with featuring a technical boardwalk square, pump track and 24ft wallride. It is located on 7th Street, off of Kenny Dam Road.

A full trail map can be found on trailforks.com.


Surrounded by hundreds of pristine lakes and streams, Vanderhoof is the game fish central of BC and a sought-after fishing area by angling enthusiasts from around the world. Whether you are fly-fishing for rainbow trout, ice fishing for kokanee trout or trolling for lake trout, please make sure you comply with BC’s fishing regulations available at the Visitor Centre and sporting stores.


Stop and stretch your legs on one of the many hiking trails in and around Vanderhoof. From wheelchair accessible to advanced level hikes, come and enjoy the scenery and wildlife of the area.

Full List of Trails