Summer time in Wells Gray Park & Clearwater
Summer is a fun and exciting time in Clearwater & Wells Gray with so many activities to do. The best part of visiting the area is that you remove yourself from the hustle and bustle, from the higher prices, and for the time you spend in Wells Gray & Clearwater – you get to be a local! We have a lot of activities on offer and many of these are free of charge! However, if you truly want to enhance your experience, signing up to a guided activity will definitely add to the quality of your visit and firmly place your time here in the memory books!
A boat tour is a great way to explore Clearwater and Azure Lake. Tours range from one hour to full day trips. Learn about the geology that shaped the lakes and much of Wells Gray Park and see waterfalls such as Rainbow Falls that are only accessible by boat.
Wells Gray Park has about 219 bird species. If you are an avid birder we have a checklist that will help you make the most of your time here.
Wells Gray Park and Clearwater is seen as a camping mecca with over 350 wilderness campsites to choose from. There are also several vehicle accessible campgrounds within Wells Gray Park.
Home to Murtle Lake, the worlds largest non-motorized lake, and the pure, clean water of Clearwater and Azure Lake, Wells Gray Park is BC’s canoeing capital. Take a canoe on your own or sign up to an unforgettable tour ranging from 1 day to 6 days.
There are over 100 stocked lakes within an hour of Clearwater. Species range from Kokanee, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Dolly Vartan and more.
There are two 9-hole golf courses in Wells Gray; one at par 35, and the other a par 36. Both of these courses offer challenging obstacles for advanced players, with tricky water holes and bunkers. The design of these courses is intended to suit recreational players of all levels.
A range of health and wellness products are on offer. These include reiki, Colour Energy, Ionic Foot Detoxing, and Chakra Balancing and woman retreats and workshops.
Listen to homegrown BC music alongside the North Thompson River, learn how volcanoes and glaciation created this beautiful area, and come visit the Information Centre on one of our author speaking days – local authors will be coming in on several occasions to speak about our area’s culture, heritage, and landscape.
If you want to experience our area in a whole new way, paragliding is a great option. X Sky Paragliding takes you on a scenic aerial tour of the North Thompson Valley, with stunning views of the river, forest and farmland below.
The Clearwater River is known for the best combination of wilderness and whitewater rafting in BC. Trips range from 3 hours to 2 days.
There are several operators offering unique packages allowing you to view different parts of the Wells Gray Park or to taste a little bit of country on working ranches. There are trail rides for all abilities from an hour to a full day trip.
There is a lot of opportunity to see wildlife in Wells Gray. Bears, deer, and small animals are often seen on the side of the road, and if you’re very lucky you may see a moose! There are also boat safaris leaving multiple times a day from Blue River.