Northwest of Golden in the Purcell Mountains, this 3km one-way trail follows the Valenciennes River into a wild, deep canyon. There are beautiful wildflowers in May and June. To reach the hiking trailhead from Golden, head west on the TransCanada Highway #1 for 26km. Turn onto the Bush River Forest Service Road to the 109km point and park at the Valenciennes River Recreation Site.
Overall, Valenciennes Canyon is the 8th most popular hiking trail of all 18 hikes in British Columbia.