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This large scenic park and wilderness area contains five major lakes, two river systems, many small lakes, streams, waterfalls and rapids, which make this an outdoor recreation paradise.
Clearwater, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-674-2646
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 February 2003

On our honeymoon, my wife cried at one waterfall because she had become overwhelmed by how beautiful everything was. And that was before seeing Helmken Falls! We could have spent a month here and never gotten bored. The Helmken Falls Lodge just south of the...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Based on all the hype from a few people, maybe we expected unicorns and rainbows for this place? But honestly, it was underwhelming to us personally. Without a doubt - the main attraction is a MUST see (Helmcken falls) - but a short day trip...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Wells Gray Provincial Park in June 2018. It was one of the last busy parks I visited during my trip - seems that a lot of tour agency-made itineraries simply skip it for some reason. I spent 2 full days here and...More

Thank Gwen_BE
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We only had 2 half days there but we were very impressed by the 3 main waterfalls, Spahats, Dawson and Helmcken. The drive on an unmade road to the Green Mountain Tower Viewpoint was worthwhile for its panoramic views of large expanses of the park,...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

It is hard to believe that Wells Gray is not a national park in Canada. It is absolutely phenomenal and made all the better by the fact that it is one of the less touristy and well trodden parks to visit in BC. The main...More

Thank 656gracer
Reviewed 6 October 2018

We visited September 2018, and adored Wells Grey. Perhaps the high light was watching the salmon trying to jump Baileys Shoot.

Thank Cloudhouse
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Most of the scenery revolves around waterfalls, and they do not disappoint, but be prepared to do some hiking if you want to see them all as if you visit them all you will accumulate the miles. The car parks do get full so get...More

Thank Festie
Reviewed 4 October 2018

waterfalls are amazing great place to see all kinds of waterfalls. driving into park has beautiful scenery overall don't miss this park if in Clearwater

Thank mcf0ur
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Some really nice easy trails and some impressive waterfalls. I would highly recommend a visit. You can squeeze in the highlights within a day but you’ll pretty tired afterwards!

Thank OhEarcain
Reviewed 20 September 2018

This is a very stunning provincial park. We were going from Banff to Vancouver and visited this park. I recommend it to everyone. The waterfalls in this park are astounding. If you like nature, forests, dramatic waterfalls, please see this park. Many of the waterfalls...More

Thank sujocaha12
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Clearwater British Columbia's Wells Gray Provincial Park was a welcome stop on our driving trip after we purchased some items from Greffard's & Greenscapes. Beautiful scenery and very quiet on a weekday.

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 13 September 2018

This is the Canada I imagined! You can do short family trips or heavy hiking up to 2.500 m height. Choose what you like - you won´t get disappointed...

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Mary S
11 October 2016|
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Response from Neil J | Reviewed this property |
Hello Mary S. It does depend on how far in your B&B is, into the park. If prior to Helmcken falls, the road to there is paved. I would assume a good half an hour back into the town of Clearwater. One note is if travelling... More
15 June 2016|
Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
Some falls such as Spahats and Helmeken have parking almost beside then with just an easy few metres of flat walking. Moules falls and Dawson are much more challenging. Enquirer at the visitor centre and they will be able to... More
Sammi M
4 May 2016|
Response from mark E | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sammi, Yes, the province is worth exploring. Much of the area is ancient volcanic and the glacial land striations are beautiful. Helmcken falls and it's South rim trail about 4km round trip, Mushbowl, Dawson and Spahats... More