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Wells Gray Provincial Park

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Address: Clearwater, British Columbia, Canada
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+1 250-674-2646

This large scenic park and wilderness area contains five major lakes, two...

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.

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Great place to hike and see waterfalls in deep canyons and gorges

My husband and I went to this lovely park and hiked to beautiful falls in gorges with stunning views. Very well laid out.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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73 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see attractions within a short walking distance, this is not the park for you. We could only see three waterfalls (Helmchken, Dawson, Spahat) from our car with a short walk, as well as the tower on green mountain (which was boring). We were told at the visitor's center that the next closest waterfall was around an... More 

1 Thank Brooke B
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to this lovely park and hiked to beautiful falls in gorges with stunning views. Very well laid out.

Thank janramreview
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179 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

One must go to see the falls in winter. The ice cone is amazing. Easy to access the view from the parking lot. Bring your snow shoes if you want to try out a few tracks, sometimes the snow can be deep. This is a wonderful place to visit in summer too, the smell of the forest is amazing

Thank Judi K
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

These Falls are truly amzing. The roar of the water the low clouds the moss on every tree. there is a lot to see in this area if you enjoy nature. The falls them selves are a sight to behold the size and power they have are breathtaking. The trees around are full of wonderful green moss. If you enjoy... More 

Thank Cathy B
Lennox Head, Australia
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199 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We basically had the whole park to ourselves! We took our time driving from Helmcken Falls and all the way back into Clearwater. It was so beautiful. Did not pass another car! I imagine it is also beautiful in Summer, just a lot busier.

Thank ClaireKing92
Salmon Arm, BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The sights in this PP parallel or surpass many that we experienced of our 4 month cross country adventure. I was more than impressed with the natural wonders of the various falls and scenic views but also with the condition of the trails and signage. Accessible to all ! We are planning to go back this month to see the... More 

Thank CAGSalmonArm_BC
Hasselt, Belgium
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296 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is one of the nicest parks we saw in British Columbia. It is easy accessible by car and the 3 main waterfalls are easy to reach on foot at a short distance from each parking lot.

Thank traveladdict3500
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

This park is huge depending on how long of an adventure you want. It is a bit of a drive in from the highway, but well worth the trip. There are a couple of RV and camping areas. The furthest at Clearwater Lake. There aren't a huge number of sites and would be nice to have more, but may take... More 

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Albany, Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Within the park between the falls, Spahat and Helmcken, there is a lookout on Green Mountain. You take a 4 km drive, on a thin dirt road, up the mountain and the view at the top is vast! I was there close to sundown, 3:30 pm, and the sky was turning pink. Within the lookout, 3 stories high, there are... More 

1 Thank Jannie N
Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

After Banff and Jasper Wells Gray park is so peaceful and quiet. There are no huge hotels and there is no through road. That's why this park is relatively quiet and unspoilt. There are a couple of beautiful waterfalls wonderful nature. The falls are all within minutes from the one and only road. Half way into the park, the paved... More 

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