in Wells Gray Park
Visit Helmcken Falls
Plunging into a dramatic canyon from 141 metres in height, Helmcken Falls is a waterfall almost unlike any other you’ve seen or experienced. It embodies the true power and majesty of nature. Visitors can take in the view from the viewing platform, or choose the more adventures South Rim Trail. But why stop at one waterfall when there are 41 named waterfalls in Wells Gray Park?
Hike the Trophy Mountain Flower Meadows
Home to the largest-sub Alpine flower meadow in Canada, the Trophy Mountain flower meadows bloom twice a year. The first bloom, early in the summer, is a gorgeous yellow-coloured sea of Glacier lilies. The second, most famous bloom, steals the show with a rainbow display of Alpine flowers that almost seems too beautiful to be real, but is.
Witnessing wildlife in the wilderness
Wells Gray Park protects an expanse of pure wilderness that is home to many animal species and hundreds of bird species. From black bears, to Grizzly bears, to moose, deer, and eagles, you are sure to discover some of our more unexpected and wild neighbours.
The majesty of Cleawater and Azures Lakes
The Clearwater and Azure Lake Chain is one of the top five canoe trips in Canada. Each lake is about 25kms long and provides unparalleled backcountry access to one of the most protected watersheds in the world. Venture along its shores and dramatic fjords to find sandy beaches, comfortable campsites, and even a bit of pioneer history in view of snow-capped peaks. How you adventure is your choice—canoe, kayak, SUP, or by boat.
Epic Whitewater Rafting on the Clearwater River
The lifeblood of Wells Gray, the Clearwater River is fed by glaciers and is almost entirely protected within the boundaries of Wells Gray Park. Experiencing its fierce rapids is one of the best ways to truly feel what Wells Gray is about. With three guiding companies, trips allow you to feel the power of the river, gaze at wildlife along its shores, and experience waterfalls up close.