Clearwater – Gateway to Wells Gray
CLEARWATER | BRITISH COLUMBIA | CANADA
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
On the Water
- Top Reasons to Visit Wells Gray in the SpringThe Spring season offers some unique opportunities for enjoying your Wells Gray and Clearwater adventures may entice you for an early season adventure.
- Winter Waterfall TourWinter 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 GrayThe 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.
- Top Canoe Trips in Wells Gray ParkWith 1.3 million acres of untouched wilderness, it’s no suprise that Wells Gray Park is home to two of the top five canoe trips in Canada. Whether you are looking for accessible backcountry lakes or for the epic adventure of a lifetime, we have the trip for you.