Wells Gray Provincial Park is one of Canada’s most beautiful parks and is renowned for its wildlife viewing, its many thundering waterfalls and remarkable white water rafting.
Set in the Caribou Mountains about halfway between Kamloops and Jasper, the park was established in 1939 across an enormous 541,000 hectares.
Most people enter the park via the town of Clearwater and travel to the heart of the park on the Wells Gray Corridor, with extensive interpretive guiding available from Parks Canada, to introduce the flora and fauna.
Wildlife of Wells Gray Provincial Park
Black bears are commonly seen in May and June as they visit the valley floors to feed on new shoots while deer and moose are frequent sightings throughout the summer and wolves are also commonly seen. From June onwards alpine flower meadows transform the landscape above the treeline, with some of the finest found on Trophy Mountain, and provide a stunning backdrop to excursions on horseback, canoe and on foot.
The many stunning waterfalls include Dawson and Spahats Falls, but the most impressive of all is Helmcken Falls which plunges 140 metres into an abyss and, through the winter, freezes into a great tower of ice.
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Places near Wells Gray Provincial Park
- The Cariboo 87 kilometers away
- Jasper 156 kilometers away
- Prince George 236 kilometers away
- Field 282 kilometers away
- Yoho National Park 287 kilometers away
- Lake Louise 301 kilometers away
- Naramata & Okanagan Valley 318 kilometers away
- Whistler 319 kilometers away
- The Kootenays 333 kilometers away
- Banff 351 kilometers away
- Canmore 369 kilometers away
- British Columbia 380 kilometers away
- The Purcell Mountains 380 kilometers away
- Vancouver 406 kilometers away
- The Sunshine Coast & Desolation Sound 415 kilometers away
- Campbell River 439 kilometers away
- Bella Coola 445 kilometers away
- Calgary 453 kilometers away
- Northern Vancouver Island 460 kilometers away
- Salt Spring Island 464 kilometers away
- Edmonton 470 kilometers away
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