An ancient and romantically Canadian method of winter travel, snow shoes offer a different winter experience than Nordic skis. 

Snowshoes are better suited for thick woods and hilly terrain than skis, letting you explore all the nooks and crannies of the landscape.  Snow shoes are also very easy to use, requiring no experience other than simple hiking.  Perfect for a family afternoon in the snow.


Some of the best places to Snowshoe in Wells Gray Park

  • Pyramid Mountain and Campground trail
  • Green Mountain and surrounding trail system
  • Flat Iron Trail
  • Red Springs, Ray Farm (Clearwater Lake Tours)
  • Murtle River warming hut to Pyramid Bay
  • Spahats Viewpoint and trail to the Shaden Viewpoint
  • Helmcken Falls Rim Trail
For the more experienced winter hiker there are a vast array of back country trails giving you access to the most incredible powder in North America. See BC Parks for more information.

With over a 100kms of backcountry snowshoe trail, Wells Gray Park offers a variety of sights and terrain. From mountain views, to dramatic waterfalls, to woodland trails and finally historic homesteads.



Twice Daily Snow-Taxi Runs

Clearwater Lake Tours offers twice daily Snow-Taxi trips to snowshoe at Red Springs in the Upper part of Wells Gray Park. With departures at 11am and 1pm, the Snow-Taxi is the only way to access the upper portion of the Wells Gray Park corridor to Clearwater Lake in the Winter.

Looking for a longer excursion in our winter wonderland? Try Clearwater Lake Tours' fully guided, outfitted, and catered overnight trip to Clearwater Lake in the Snow-Taxi. Snowshoe at Ray Farm and Osprey Falls while enjoying the comfort of heated cabins and delicious catered meals.

Contact: Clearwater Lake Tours
Phone: (250) 674-2121
VOIP: (251) 545-3987


When to Go

  • December to March is the best time for snow and moose viewing.

Need to know

  • Self-guided trips must be aware of the backcountry conditions and hazards and prepare accordingly
  • There is no cell phone reception in the Park, make sure someone knows where you are going and when you plan to return
  • Keep in mind local sunset as night come early in the forest in the winter