Welcome to Wells Gray & Clearwater

The Land of 39 Named Waterfalls- and counting!

Imagine a place where the Clearwater, Thompson and Murtle Rivers roar and wildlife sightings are as common as sunrise and sunset. Home to 39 named waterfalls, 'Canada's Waterfall Park' welcomes you in every season.

The place you imagine is Wells Gray Country, the mountain communities centred around Clearwater and Wells Gray Provincial Park. 5,250 square kilometres (1.3 million acres) of alpine wilderness, borne from volcanoes and carved by glaciers. It’s one of the most unique landscapes in all of B.C., where your days are measured in your steps hiked, wildlife sightings, and the number of waterfall shots on your camera.

It’s here, among old-growth inland rainforests and soaring mountain peaks that you’ll find your wild. During Spring, Summer and Fall you can hike through ancient forests, paddle pristine lakes, and raft on some of Canada’s fiercest rapids. In the winter, gaze upon frozen waterfalls and ski down untouched backcountry slopes.

Adventure awaits in the Canada you imagined.

Camp along our rivers or treat yourself to rest and relaxation in some of Canada’s best B&B’s. Try local cuisine and enjoy live music. Immerse yourself in First Nations and pioneer history.

Open year-round, you can also experience Wells Gray in the winter. Gaze upon the majesty of frozen waterfalls. Break trail with your snowshoes and glide along ski trails through a winter wonderland. Ice skate on a frozen lake, or try your luck ice fishing. Clearwater, BC is the “Gateway to Wells Gray Park”, and is a welcome base camp for your adventures.


Our Stories

Self-guided Winter Waterfall Tour
Jan 25, 2018
Winter transforms the beautiful and iconic waterfalls of Wells Gray Park into magnificent sculptures of snow and ice. Here's your guide to seeing the frozen waterfalls of Wells Gray in the Winter.
Daily Snow Taxi Tours and Overnight at Clearwater Lake
Jan 5, 2018
Hop on the Snow-Taxi, offered by Clearwater Lake Tours, for the opportunity to have the entire northern part of the Park to yourself! Opportunities for snowshoeing are plentiful and you can choose from short guided day trips to full day and (our favourite) overnight trips up to Clearwater Lake.
Cross-Country Ski Guide for Wells Gray and Clearwater
Dec 24, 2017
Rarely visited during the winter season, Wells Gray and Clearwater offer groomed trails for the cross-country skier in search of wilderness. Escape the crowds and fall into the rhythm of your skis.
Backcountry Powder in Wells Gray's Mountains
Dec 20, 2017
Experience spectacular terrain, covered in the most reliable powder snow in the province - Cariboo Mountain Powder! Find hard or soft adventure in the secluded wilderness of Wells Gray's chalets and huts.
4 Reasons to Love Christmas Time in Wells Gray
Dec 4, 2017
Skip the long lines and crowded malls. Instead relax, recharge and reconnect with nature and your family in Wells Gray and Clearwater this holiday season.
How to Enjoy the Fall Colours in Wells Gray
Sep 14, 2017
The Fall brings a dramatic change in colour of the vasts forests. There are many ways to find adventure and relaxation in Wells Gray.