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Clearwater – Gateway to Wells Gray

Wells Gray


Wilderness, Waterfalls, Wildlife

Welcome to B.C.’s hidden wilderness playground where you can easily escape from the crowds and reconnect with nature and yourself. Borne from volcanoes and carved by glaciers—it’s here in the heart of the world’s only old-growth inland temperate rainforest, tranquil lakes, powerful rivers, and soaring mountain peaks that you can find your wild.

With 41 named waterfalls, expansive lakes, powerful rivers, and soaring mountain peaks— this untamed land invites you to explore, unwind, and answer the call of the wild.

What is this place? It’s Wells Gray Country—the mountain communities in the North Thompson Valley centered around the town of Clearwater, Wells Gray Provincial Park, and North Thompson Provincial Park.

Clearwater and Wells Gray Country are found within Simpcwúl̓ecw, an unceded territory on which the Simpcw and Tsq’escen people have resided since time immemorial.

This is a wild place, offering boundless and beautiful nature in every season. Offering a warm, community welcome and amenities to meet your every need.

In the Spotlight

Our Story

  • Water Sports in Clearwater and Wells Gray Park
    Summer has arrived in the Interior of BC and there’s no time like the present to dust off your kayak, canoe, or paddleboard and get busy planning your next water adventure. Clearwater and Wells Gray Park are home to countless waterways guaranteed to satisfy your white-water or flat-water desires.
  • Top Reasons to Visit Wells Gray in the Spring
    The Spring season offers some unique opportunities for enjoying your Wells Gray and Clearwater adventures may entice you for an early season adventure.
  • Winter Waterfall Tour
    Winter transforms the beautiful and iconic waterfalls of Wells Gray Park into magnificent sculptures of snow and ice. The road into the Park and these falls is maintained all winter. Here’s your guide to seeing the frozen waterfalls of Wells Gray in the Winter.
  • How to Enjoy the Fall Colours in Wells Gray
    The cooler Fall temperatures brings about a dramatic transformation to Wells Gray Country. The forests change to seas of green with startling yellow and orange hues. With 1.3 million acres of pristine wilderness, there are many ways for you to revel in the colours of Fall in Wells Gray Park and Clearwater.