Nordic Skiing / Cross Country Skiing in Wells Gray Park & Clearwater
Wells Gray Park and Clearwater has an extensive network of groomed cross-country ski trails. Trails are groomed for both skate and classic skiing. When conditions are ideal there can be up to 85km of ski trails. In addition there are also adventure touring opportunities.
Ski Trails close to Clearwater:
To the left is a map of the area called the Candle Creek system, located 10 minutes from the Clearwater Information Center. Here you will find about 25km of well-groomed classic and skate trails. The Wells Gray Outdoor club has built a warming-cabin which is open for trail users.
Visitors are always welcome; there is a nominal fee for trail-use of $10 per visit which goes towards our grooming costs, which are deposited in the ‘honour-boxes’ at the trailhead.
You can also view the Wells Gray Outdoor Club’s website
Wells Gray Park Ski Trails:
There are a few ski systems in the park. The first is The Murtle River Nordic trails, which are located along the Murtle River. To reach them, drive about 40km along the Clearwater Valley Road from the Wells Gray/Clearwater Information Centre, just shy of the Dawson Falls car park. A warming hut is provided just in front of the parking area. From here you can access the Blackwater trail, which descends over about 10km to Helmcken Falls Lodge, the Murtle trail, MacLeod Hill and Stillwater trails.