Who We Are
Blackwell Park Operations Ltd. is a small family company that has been the park contractor in parts of Wells Gray since 1989. We now take care of the Provincial Parks in the North Thompson District including Murtle Lake, Spahats, Wells Gray, and North Thompson.
Blackwell Parks Ltd. has been the Park Operator for Murtle Lake since 2003. Our staff patrol the lake, maintain the trails and campgrounds, collect your fees, and help ensure you have a safe and fun experience.
A Little History…
Wells Gray Provincial Park was created in 1939, and is named after a former BC Minister of Lands, Arthur Wellesley Gray.
The Park is over 500,000 hectares in area, has 5 major lakes within its boundaries, and is home to the headwaters of both the Murtle and Clearwater Rivers. Most of the park is classed as an inland temperate rain forest, one of very few in North America, and is a lush, green home for endless species of birds, plants and animals.
About an hour and 20 minute drive north of Kamloops, Clearwater has one or two of everything; a small
supermarket (Safety Mart), a hospital, a library, a couple of hardware stores, several auto mechanics, fine dining, and lots of excellent hotels, B and B’s, and motels.
About Blue River…
Blue River, is situated halfway between Jasper and Kamloops, and is the staging point for Murtle Lake in the summer.