Welcome to Winter in Wells Gray – In the Canada You Imagined.
Imagine a place where the wild things are, free of crowds, with plenty of wide, open, spaces. The home of Helmcken Falls , Canada’s fourth highest waterfall, and its immense ice cone is just one of 39 named waterfalls you’ll find here.
Embrace the Chill
We know winter , We should – we have six months of it! In a land created by cold and ice, we have plenty of ways to work up a sweat. Embrace the chill – riding backcountry trails fuelled by sled dogs or snow machine horsepower.
Carve fresh tracks over new fallen snow. Ski tour the backcountry from hut to hut, to hut. Cozy up by a fire. Watch moose migrate through distant meadows. Come for a Bonspiel or hockey tournament , stay and savour the solitude of Wells Gray in the off-season. Experience winter in its purest form or experience the chill of an adrenaline rush that is purely Canadian.
Dog - Sledding Wells Gray StyleA blanket of snow muffles all sound except the excited yelping of the pack, straining their harness, anxious to get underway. You’ll feel the rush just as much as they do as you set off on the ride of your life.
Whether you’re steering the team or snuggled in the warmth of your sled bag, you’ll be travelling in the tracks of our earliest explorers. Ride through silent forests draped in snow and over wide-open ranges beneath frozen mountain peaks – this is pure Wells Gray wilderness, straight out of a postcard, just like you imagined.
Skiing & Snowshoeing in Wells Gray
Slalom, kick turn, side step, or telemark ski your way through snow covered valleys. Downhill or Nordic, front-range, or backcountry – where you ski is up to you. What you’ll experience? Pure Wells Gray: crisp alpine air, dazzling trails under a bright winter sun, where the only sound you’ll hear is the swish of your skis – just like you imagined.