Wells Gray Park is British Columbia’s outdoor adventure paradise with a protected mountain wilderness exceeding 540.000 hectares in area. Bordered on the north and west by the Cariboo Mountains, an on the east by the Shuswap Mountain Plateau, Wells Gray Park encompasses a broad spectrum of majestic mountain scenery and clear deep blue lakes. The area is abundant in flora and fauna. Caribou, moose, black bear, beaver and wolf roam freely the park, and local streams are well stocked with trout. The Chinook Salmon reaches late August/early September its final destination at Bailey’s Chute on the Clearwater River and you can watch them jump trying to overcome this obstacle. This is a very powerful experience, both heartbreaking and overwhelming at the same time.
Endless opportunities are open to you, whether it be sightseeing our majestic waterfalls (there are 41 named ones and 13 of them are easy accessible), cruising Clearwater and Azure Lakes to an enchanted forest at Rainbow Falls, walking the multitude of trails or touring to the various heritage and wildlife viewing sites along the park road.
Discover one of the most unique eco-systems in all of British Columbia, explore volcanic fields, follow the path of receding glaciers where now the Trophy Mountains alpine meadows burst with colour in July/August.
Feeling more adventurous, try one of the many backcountry activities offered in the park like horseback riding, canoeing, hiking, jet boating, fishing and river rafting on the world class Clearwater River.
You may explore the Park on your own but to understand the geology and history of the Park, to learn about flora and fauna you may want to do this with a local guide. We gladly assist you in finding the perfect trip for you.
For General Information on Wells Gray Park please visit: British Columbia BC Parks: Wells Gray
5177 Clearwater Valley Rd
Clearwater, V0E 1N1
Toll Free: 1 866 ECO TRIP (326-8747)