McBride is a small villageon the Yellowhead Route #16 and located in the Robson Valley region of British Columbia. The village is home to several annual events, including the Robson Valley Music Festival and the McBride Fall Fair. McBride is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, with nearby Mount Robson Provincial Park offering hiking, camping, and skiing opportunities.
The McBride area was originally inhabited by First Nations people, and in the early 1800s became an important trading post and transportation hub for fur traders, and later for pioneers and gold prospectors traveling through the area.
When the Canadian National Railway was built through the area in the early 1900s, McBride became an important regional center for agriculture, logging, and mining.
The village of McBride was officially incorporated in 1932 and was named after Richard McBride, who served as the premier of British Columbia from 1903 to 1915.
During World War II, the village housed a prisoner-of-war camp, for captured German and Italian soldiers who were captured and imprisoned. The prisoners worked building roads and bridges in the area, and some of their work can still be seen today.