To experience authentic ranch life, look no further than the Aveley Sheep Ranch. They are the oldest and largest family run ranch in British Columbia and have been operating since 1906 with over four generations of their family. Located just over 20 minutes outside of Clearwater, every Spring the Aveley Ranch gives you the opportunity to book a lambing tour. Come cuddle with fluffy lambs in their lush rolling fields. For those wanting to stay and live the full sheep ranch experience; they also provide guest accommodation in their cottage and cabin.
For those wanting to experience farm life with a more western flair, the Wells Gray Guest Ranch provides western hospitality on their historic dude ranch. The ranch’s proximity to the park makes it an ideal destination to hang your hat and get acquainted with the beautiful ‘Wild West’ of Wells Gray Park. Channel your inner cowboy and hit the trails with their guided horseback riding adventures into the park. Or relax with a nice cold drink in their Black Horse Saloon and enjoy the western style atmosphere of their outdoor chuckwagon patio.
Get back to the pioneering lifestyle at the Wolfwood Guest Ranch and Wilderness School. Enjoy the unspoiled beauty of their 160-acre ranch with its private lake and rustic cabins. You’ll find countless opportunities for wildlife viewing with moose, bears, wolves, coyotes and more frequenting the fields and trails. Offering classes in survival, pioneer, and homesteading skills as well as wilderness experiences, Wolfwood Guest Ranch is the perfect place to get back in touch with nature and away from the daily grind of the city.
From Farm to Table
Find local farm fresh produce on your visit to Wells Gray Country at the Clearwater Farmers Market. Running each Saturday of the Summer from 9am – 12 noon on the grassy field at the Dutch Lake Community Centre, it’s the best place to find local food, art and products that are made, grown, raised, baked or wild harvested within the North Thompson Valley. Experience locally grown produce, grass fed beef, pastured chickens, fresh baking, gourmet chocolates and mushrooms, local coffee, honey and a wide variety of quality handcrafted items and local artisans. Buy direct from the farmer and taste the difference of locally produced farm fresh produce.