Discover Wells Gray


Interpretive and Adventure Hiking in Wells Gray Provincial Park, British Columbia

Discover Wells Gray

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What You Need To Know

These are the essential things you need to know in preparation for your trip.

Meeting and Transportation

We provide comfortable 4WD transportation to trailheads starting from easy to find meeting points.

You will be informed which of our meeting points is the one for your trip. The main ones are:

  • Spahats Falls parking lot - located on the Clearwater Valley Road (entry road to Wells Gray Park) 10km north of Clearwater from the roundabout junction on Highway 5. It is shortly after the Wells Gray Park sign on the right side of the road. The entrance is signposted and is on the left (west) side of the road. After 50m turn left again to access the main parking area. If approaching from the north (Wells Gray Park direction) the turnoff is on the right at bottom of small hill 1km after passing the Trophy Mountain dirt road on the left.
  • Wells Gray Information Centre parking lot - located at the roundabout junction of Highway 5 (Yellowhead Highway) and the Clearwater Valley Road (entry road to Wells Gray Park) in the town of Clearwater. Look out for the brown building with the statue of “Jerry the Moose” outside.  Turn north onto the Clearwater Valley Road and immediately take the first right onto Eden Road; then immediately right again into the parking area.
  • Helmcken Falls Lodge - 34.5 km (21.3 miles) north on the Park road. Helmcken Falls Lodge is a distinctive historic lodge is the last building on the right side of the road before the main Park entrance, just after Wells Gray Golf Resort – meet in car park just off highway.
  • Trips normally start at 9.15a.m. or 2p.m., but this may vary.

    Your guide will be driving a grey Ford F150 pick-up truck, or grey Mazda SUV.

Food and Drink

Full day trip – lunch and snack provided

Half day trip – snack provided

We recommend that you bring at least 1 litre/2 pints (half day) or 1.5 litres/3 pints (full day) of water per person.

Feel free to bring your own extra energy snacks or please let us know of any special dietry needs in advance.

What to Wear

Please bear in mind that in the mountain setting of Wells Gray Country, weather conditions can change quickly, and it is advisable to always be prepared for cool or wet weather, even in summertime. It is best to dress in layers. Essentials are:

  • Water/windproof outer layer
  • Hiking boots or supportive trail shoes
  • Sun/rain hat

Mosquitoes are a part of life in rural Canada - love them or leave them! We recommend that you wear or carry spare clothing to cover arms and legs to protect from insects (and strong sun).

What to Bring

These are the basics in our view, the rest is up to you!

  • Water bottle (1 to 1.5 litres per person)
  • Comfortable small or medium backpack
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Camera and/or binoculars

We can usually help out with spare gear with advance notice, just let us know.

Safety Notice

Your Safety

Covid-19 - our traditionally small groups trips have been further reduced in size to enable physically distanced meeting outdoors. Access to hand sanitizer is provided. Masks must be worn if and when travelling in our vehicles. We are happy to address any concerns on an individual trip basis.

Safety in the backcountry environment where we operate is our priority, but an element of risk is inherent in any outdoor trip.

All clients are required to sign a liability release and provide contact tracing information.

We reserve the right to change or cancel trips in response to weather conditions and other events beyond our control.

Our guides carry first aid and safety equipment including satellite phone and bear protection.

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