Wells Gray Provincial Park re-opens July 25, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2017
CLEARWATER, BC – Wells Gray Provincial Park will re-open on July 25, 2017 at 7:00AM. The Park had been closed as of July 9, 2017 as a precautionary measure by BC Parks following the wildfire situation.
There were no wildfires within Wells Gray Provincial Park during the closure, and it remains a beautiful and pristine wilderness destination (1.3 million acres in size). The Park is accessible from the town of Clearwater, located along Highway 5 on the well travelled route between Vancouver, BC and Jasper National Park in Alberta.
Wells Gray Provincial Park is the most visited provincial park in the Thompson Cariboo region. It is well known for its 39 waterfalls, including Canada’s fourth highest Helmcken Falls which stands at 141 metres. The Park is also renowned for its over 250kms of hiking trails through temperate rainforest and into the Alpine. Popular activities include camping, whitewater rating on the Clearwater River, hut-to-hut hiking, and horseback riding. The Park is home to two world-class canoe circuits including Murtle Lake (North America’s largest paddle-only lake) and the Clearwater/Azure Lake chain.
Wells Gray Provincial Park stays open for camping well into the Fall. Visitors are encouraged to stop in at the Wells Gray Park Visitor Information Centre in Clearwater, BC (416 Eden Rd, 250-674-3334) for free maps and for help planning their Wells Gray experience in “The Canada You Imagined”.
North Thompson Provincial Park is also re-open as will recreation trails. A campfire ban remains in effect throughout the Province of British Columbia.
Tourism Wells Gray
Tourism Marketing Manager
Office: 250-674-3530, ext 109