Wells Gray Park 2018 - Regular park services start beginning of May! North Thompson and Pyramid now accessible. Clearwater Lake/ Clearwater Marine -May 15 opening. Mahood -May 15 opening. Murtle Lake estimated opening- May 21 Please check back for updates as there is a heavy snow load.


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.

  • Clearwater Lake Cabins

    The cabins have been removed. Sorry! :)
    Click here for more info.

  • Clearwater Lake

    New! There is now a small store at Clearwater Lake Campground with pay per use showers, and two cabins for rent. Ice, basic groceries, and some camping type stuff is available.
  • Good To Know

    There are several picnic stops along the Clearwater River, including Red Springs and Deer Creek.

  • About Clearwater

    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.

    The town is also a hive of outdoor adventure. You can try just about every outdoor activity imaginable, including:

    • Whitewater rafting & kayaking
    • Dog sledding
    • Horseback riding
    • Guided fly fishing
    • Guided canoe adventures
    • Cross country skiing
    • Hiking
  • Blue River

    Blue River is a good place for a pit stop, but don't look for much in the way of facilities. There are several motels and restaurants, a couple gas stations, two general stores, and a medical station. That’s about it. There's no bank, so if you need cash get it in Clearwater or Valemount. The same goes for most groceries and camping supplies.