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Wells Gray Provincial Park

Clearwater, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-674-2646
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This large scenic park and wilderness area contains five major lakes, two river systems, many small lakes, streams, waterfalls and rapids, which make this an outdoor recreation paradise.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“clearwater lake” (33 reviews)
“helmcken falls” (47 reviews)
“green mountain” (11 reviews)
Clearwater, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-674-2646
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Just a beautiful park. Absolutely wonderful waterfalls that are easy to walk to. Lots of mosquitos so take the mosquito spray Nice quiet park to camp at and well worth the trip

Thank 46JimH46
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The campground is a good hour in from Clearwater. We stopped several times on the way in to check out stunning waterfalls. There is no gate to the campground and you basically just drive around until you find your spot. Later the park staff will...More

Thank Chrissy O
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Although less know compared to Jasper en Banff the Wells Gray park is perhaps even more beautiful. Great waterfalls and beautiful silent lakes are breath taking. One waterfall you can even walk behind, be careful though it's slippery but it's an amassing experience. For some...More

1  Thank Tom V
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Met all our expectations and more. Excellent access throughout the park. Some trails and viewpoints closed due to either wildfire risk or wildlife but there was soooo much to see this did not affect our enjoyment of the park. All attractions well signposted, many within...More

Thank thejollytravellers
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This is one of my all time favorite parks, you travel by gravel roads into remote waterfalls and lakes and it is very very beautiful. To me this is what Canada is all about.

Thank Henning252
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Part of our roundtrip intinerary was a 2 night stay in the Helcken Falls Lodge. We spend a full, partly rainy, day in the park visiting the various falls and the lake. Unfortunately the lake side trail was rather slippery so we did not walk....More

Thank Ernst t
Reviewed 14 September 2017

For peace and quiet things could not be any better than here. No trains, no planes and very little road noise, just the odd chipmunk and the gentle flow of the river. The campground maps are very deceiving. First of all the two campgrounds (Clearwater...More

1  Thank doglady55
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This park is a hidden gem, and if you love waterfalls, this is a must go. The three waterfalls : spahat, Dawson and Helmcken and all spectacular and jaw dropping. The whole area is from from volcanic and glacial activity and is a paradise for...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

It is quite a trip to drive through the park to see the four most intersting falls. Make sure to plan a whole day. Helmcken falls are by far the most beautiful and easy to reach (200 meter walk from parking lot) If you are...More

Thank GUPPIE80
Reviewed 2 September 2017

A beautiful park and well worth the drive! We have visited many of the falls, unfortunately during our visit almost all the trails were closed due the risk of forest fires.

Thank DOBA_83
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Mary S
10 October 2016|
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Response from Neil J | Reviewed this property |
Hello Mary S. It does depend on how far in your B&B is, into the park. If prior to Helmcken falls, the road to there is paved. I would assume a good half an hour back into the town of Clearwater. One note is if travelling... More
14 June 2016|
Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
Some falls such as Spahats and Helmeken have parking almost beside then with just an easy few metres of flat walking. Moules falls and Dawson are much more challenging. Enquirer at the visitor centre and they will be able to... More
Sammi M
4 May 2016|
Response from mark E | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sammi, Yes, the province is worth exploring. Much of the area is ancient volcanic and the glacial land striations are beautiful. Helmcken falls and it's South rim trail about 4km round trip, Mushbowl, Dawson and Spahats... More