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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  • October 4, 2017
    The Wells Gray Provincial Park is for me an absolute insider tip in the shadow of the great national parks of Jasper and Banff. We have taken a day hike here and were thrilled. In addition to a varied hiking trail and a rich flora, there are here to see several waterfalls. Highlight was the hike up to trophy mountain. There are some beautiful mountain lakes and breathtaking views! Absolutely recommendable. In the vicinity of the Caligata Lake, we saw a bear!
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  • September 29, 2017
    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...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    A visit to the Park, in particular the two waterfalls Helmcken falls and Dawson falls is strongly recommended. Worth the drive up to the campground of the pyramid
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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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