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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 Cariboo Mountains about halfway between Kamloops and Jasper, the park was established in 1939 across an enormous 541,000 hectares.

Guided walks

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 onward 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 meters into an abyss and, through the winter, freezes into a great tower of ice.

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