Current Travel Information Helmcken Falls Closure

Current Travel Info

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Helmcken Falls Viewing Platform - current travel info

Planning on traveling in British Columbia? Plan ahead so you can travel safely and responsibly. On this page, you can learn about the latest updates to provincial health orders & recommendations, air travel, weather alerts, and more current travel info.


Beginning April 22 2024, and continuing into May and June, BC Parks will be replacing the Helmcken Falls viewing platform, improving accessibility on the nearby trails and upgrading supporting facilities. For safety reasons, the area will be closed to the public during this time, and road access will be closed at the junction with the Clearwater Valley Road (“Park Road”). Updates will be posted on this site. We appreciate your patience while we repair and improve this area for future visitors.

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BC Highways and Road Travel

Our roads are lifeline of the province helping you get from place to place and and onto your next trip. Clearwater and Wells Gray are accessible through Highway 5. Whichever route you take, stay up to date on highway and drive conditions.

Wild and Safe

In this wild place, full of wildlife and remote terrain, it’s important to learn how to protect our wildlife and adventure safely. WildSafe BC offers great information and resources to assist with traveling in Bear Country.

Venture Prepared

For those venturing into Wells Gray Provincial Park, please note that there is no cell reception in the park. There is also no gas service. Please fill-up or plug-in your vehicle in Clearwater before heading into the Park. Ensure that your contacts know where you are going and when you plan to return.

Access Through the Seasons

The road to Wells Gray Park is open and maintained to Helmcken Falls throughout the winter. The road access from Helmcken Falls to Clearwater Lake is closed in the winter and re-opens for full Park access from mid-May until the end of October.

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