Valemount Fire Hall Dept (1)

By: Laura Keil

Valemount’s Ramada is getting a makeover – and a new name. Manager Darcy Patara says they expect to transition to Canada’s Best Value Inn hotel chain sometime mid-May. The name change accompanies extensive renovations both inside and outside, which include new bedding, new microwaves and fridges, 50in TVs in every room, a renovated breakfast room, new paint and flooring, as well as a new exterior. Patara says a big reason for the change was the high franchise fees.