As the gateway to Wells Gray Provincial Park, Clearwater sees its population rise markedly during the summer months.

Forestry, tourism and outdoor recreation are the mainstays of Clearwater's economy. White Water Rafting is a big attraction on the North Thompson River, with a number of companies offering both half and full day trips.

Easily accessible by RV, Wells Gray Park is home to Canada's fourth highest waterfall, Helmcken Falls, and also to four rivers, six major lakes and a further 38 more named waterfalls. Fall brings spectacular colours to Wells Gray Park with muted tones of reds, orange and yellow providing a picturesque contrast with the blue sky above.

The Clearwater River meanders through Bailey's Chute, where early September sees the arrival of salmon battling strong currents to return to their spawning grounds in Clearwater Lake. Wherever you choose to travel on your RV road trip, you'll find something new to discover around every bend in Wells Grey Park.

Top 5 Things to Do

  • Hiking in Well's Gray Provincial Park
  • White Water Rafting on the North Thompson River
  • Bear Watching with River Safari
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rent a canoe and go paddling on Murtle Lake

The "Canada you imagined"

Wells Gray Park is the "Canada you imagined". 1.3 million acres of wilderness, making it B.C.'s fourth largest provincial Park. Wilderness, waterfalls and wildlife will truly capitvate your imagination.

Video courtesy of North Thompson Valley Tourism

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