Local Area Attractions
The famous Wells Gray Park is only a short 35 kilometer drive from Clearwater. The park is world famous for its majestic and numerous waterfalls. The three major falls are only a short walk from your car. For the more energetic, there are some excellent hikes to view the more remote falls.
Wells Gray Park also offers extinct volcanoes, lava rock formations, alpine meadows, lush forests, unspoiled lakes and beautiful rivers. Wells Gray is a "must see" on your tour of Western Canada.
River Rafting and Kayaking
Clearwater, BC is famous for its excellent river trips. From exciting white water rafting, to the more relaxing scenic boat trips, there is a trip to suite your taste and time schedule. Kayaking trips and classes are also available. Check out these businesses located in Clearwater for more information:
Interior Whitewater - interiorwhitewater.com/
Riverside Adventures - www.riveradventures.ca
For those fishing enthusiasts look no further. Wells Gray country offers some excellent fishing; especially the fresh water Rainbow Trout, well known for its fierce fighting power.
Try fly fishing on the Clearwater River with "Silent Sport Fly Fishing".
With the numerous lakes and rivers in the area you are sure to find your "ideal' fishing hole.
There is fantastic hiking in the area. From short one kilometer trails to all day hikes to the more remote backcountry trips. The Clearwater/ Wells Gray area has pristine wilderness that is waiting to be discovered. You can explore on your own or utilize the services of the many qualified guides in the area. Click here for a map of the trails in Wells Gray Park.
Wells Gray Adventures has hut to hut hiking to their three remote lodges in the beautiful alpine of Wells Gray Park. They operate both summer and winter programs. Wells Gray Adventures also do combination trips of canoeing and hiking. For more information visit www.skihike.com.
Between the end of June and mid-August is the time to see the wildflowers that carpet the subalpine meadows of Trophy Mountain. The 'To the Treeline and Beyond' trail is an easy 2 k walk. A lengthier hiking trail leads from the meadows to views of the Shuswap Highlands from Skyline Ridge (moderate; 12 km return). The turnoff for this trail is 10K up the Clearwater Valley Road and turn east at Spahats Creek Provincial Park.
On the Water - Canoeing, Kayaking
In addition to its famous waterfalls, Wells Gray Park is also known for its two large pristine lakes, Clearwater Lake and Azure Lake. Try canoeing and kayaking on these lakes as a means to explore the park.
Wells Gray Adventures offers 3 to 6 day canoe trips on Clearwater and Azure Lake. They also offer fully guided and catered canoe trips to the end of Azure Lake and back.