Wells Gray Provincial Park, Clearwater

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Explore a large, diverse corner of British Columbian wilderness at Wells Gray Provincial Park, measuring in at 5,250 sq km (2,027 sq mi). Tackle the impressive peaks of the southern Cariboo mountains, or simply admire them from afar with a stroll across the flower meadows. Plan a route that includes the main rivers and waterfalls, and expect to see a great diversity of animal and plant life along the way. Bordered on each side by different types of terrain, the confluence of conditions means the park enjoys great natural variety, including 200 species of mushrooms, 56 mammalian species, and 219 species of bird. Using our custom trip planner, Clearwater attractions like Wells Gray Provincial Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A bit off the regular drive. Major disadvantage is that you have to drive all the way to reach all the falls, especially Helmcken and then all the way the same road back. And the detour from Jasper or...  more »
  • Hiking trails - encounters with bears included - and all four waterfalls, beautiful with far less crowds than in the large park - Wells Gray surprised us completely. We have not regretted to have spent two nights in Clearwater and a day in the Park on the way to have been. For the more adventurous with the right vehicle, the Park at Helmcken falls not to end is still, for us with the RV was closing here unfortunately. Yet an unforgettable part of our Western Canada tour.
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  • Beautiful park with many waterfalls that are easily accessible. In the end there is a small lake with tavern where you can eat something. Though no receipt on phone in entire park In Tavern you can buy Wi-Fi
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Camping grounds and RV parks make up the majority of options in the small town, with the most scenic of these located slightly west of the center, on the shores of Dutch Lake. Don't expect much in the way of amenities at these sites--if you're looking for something more luxurious, reserve in advance to secure a room in one of the town's few bed and breakfasts.
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