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Wells Gray Park & Activities

A good start in exploring Wells Gray Park would be Green Mountain Look out. Green Mountain is a feature at the south end of Wells Gray Provincial Park. A 4 km gravel road off of Clearwater Valley Road leads up this mountain to a viewing tower that overlooks the south end of the Park. From the look out you can make yourself a good picture of the immense size of this park.

There are endless opportunities for outdoor lovers to enjoy this unique wilderness area.

  • Lush alpine meadows

  • Wildlife - Bears, eagles, foxes, koyotes, if you are lucky you can see a wolf and not to forget the impressive sandhill cranes

  • Hiking for every ability, ranging from a few minutes on a level trail to many days with a map and compass

  • Boating, canoeing, and kayaking 

  • Guiding businesses offer horseback riding, canoeing, river-rafting, fishing, and hiking 

  • Information about the early homesteaders, trappers, and prospectors in the area and on the natural forces that produced Wells Gray’s many volcanoes, waterfalls, mineral springs, and glaciers are to be found on the trails.


The Park embraces a narrow corridor of private land which Battle Creek Ranch is part of. Wells Gray Park features more than 600.000 acres of protected wilderness with lots of different types of terrain and volcanic features that can be accessed by Clearwater Valley Road and a variety of long and short trails.  According to B.C. Parks, Wells Gray contains over 700 species of vascular plants, over 200 species of mushrooms, 56 species of mammals and 219 species of birds. This park is home to grizzly bearswhite-tailed deerbeavermoosemule deerblack bear, timber wolf and many more.

Wells Gray is a great place to spend your holidays. Explore nature on the back of a horse, by paddling on Clearwater Lake or River, hike the wonderful trails and visit the stunning waterfalls. Helmcken Falls is one of the tallest waterfall in Canada. 

Here are a few recommendations for your outdoor activities:

Summer:

Winter:

  • Snowshoeing

  • Crosscountry skiing

  • Hiking

  • Wildlife watching

Find general information about Wells Gray Provincial Park here.

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