The town of Clearwater is a hive of outdoor adventure. Here you will find almost any outdoor activity imaginable, including white water rafting, kayaking, dog sledding, horseback riding, guided fly fishing, guided canoe adventures, cross country skiing, hiking, swimming, camping, and many others.
August is the busy season in Wells Gray, a time for canoe treks, sunny days on sandy beaches, day hikes and picnics in the flower meadows and along the river banks. It’s also the beginning of the Bailey’s Chute Salmon Run; if you want to see a 40 pound fish fly this is the place to see one up close.
September is quiet. The salmon run tapers off around the 20th, and cooler nights bring on fall colours throughout the park, most notably around Mahood Lake and up the Clearwater River Valley.
Winter unveils a whole new Wells Gray, with Cross Country skiing, the ice cone on Helmcken Falls, and a cold blanket of snow that covers the Trophies. Cross-country and backcountry skiing is popular, as well as guided dogsledding, and snowmobiling in select areas outside the park.