Restaurants, Cafes and Bars
Bring Your Appetite
How do you fuel 5,250 square kilometres of postcard worthy wilderness and adventure? Feed your appetite in town with a wide selection of foodie options to choose from. When it comes to where to eat, Clearwater’s pubs, restaurants and cafes and satisfy your cravings. Treat your taste buds to locally sourced ingredients, patio seating, local beers on tap and a selection of world-class BC wines to choose from.
Watch waterlilies floating steps away from your table at the Painted Turtle Restaurant on Dutch Lake, offering full service all day with one of the best views of the lake. For delicious and locally sourced smoked meats, come and feast at the Hop N’ Hog Tap and Smokehouse and wash down your meal with their wide selection of local craft beer on tap. Rated the best smokehouse in Canada, it’s not one to miss.
Try the Gateway Grill Restaurant and Bubble Tea Bar for expertly prepared cuisine paired with craft beer and cocktails for dinner or delicious bubble teas and coffee. Bring the family to enjoy the North American Classics at the Wells Gray Inn Restaurant, where you’ll also find the Tipsy Bear Bar and Grill—the only bar in town.
For artisan bread, sandwiches baked goods, and some of the best coffee in town, try the Wild Flour Café and Bakery. The Clearwater Stop offers German favourites made from scratch including their famous burgers. Fancy homey soups and sandwiches? The Hungry Hiker serves up these plus sweet treats. Treat yourself to pizza and stick-to-your-ribs specials at Ridge 52 Restaurant.
If you’re after a big traditional logger’s breakfast stop in at the Elks Hall on your way to the Farmers Markets each Saturday. Walk through the farmers markets and other local markets to shop local produce, baked goods and crafts at the Clearwater Farmers Market each Saturday morning from May to October on the Dutch Lake Community Centre field.
For dining options up in the park you can enjoy the homemade cakes and a warm cup of tea at the Osprey Café on the shores of the Clearwater Lake. Stop in at the Wells Gray Guest Ranch Saloon for old-west style pub food and beer at their authentic Saloon and outdoor Chuck Wagon beer garden. Looking for a snack? The concession stand at Spahats Falls offers delicious Belgian waffles and smokies. After a hot day of adventures in the park, cool off at the Murray Mountain Ice-cream stand before heading back down into town.
With so many options to enjoy, be sure to bring your appetite when you come to explore Wells Gray Country and Clearwater.