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Activities - Summer & Winter
See an example of a day trip to Wells Gray Park below.

 

Summer at Dutch Lake Resort:

  • Row Boats
  • Canoes & Kayaks
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Hiking

In the area:

Guided Tours:

 

 

Wells Gray Provincial Park - A Vast Wilderness
(the following exerpt is from www.wellsgray.ca/site/discovering-wells-gray.html - please visit link for more information.)

"Wells Gray covers an area of some 5,400km, and is the fourth-largest of BCs provincial parks. It is nearly the same size as Banff National Park, and larger than Yoho, Kootenay, Glacier, Mt Revelstoke and Pacific Rim National Parks all put together.

Most of Wells Gray Country lies within the boundary of Wells Gray Provincial Park, a vast wilderness preserving pristine forests, high mountains, roaring rivers, big lakes, and the plants and wildlife which live among them."

A Day Trip might include:

Spahats Falls Look-out (10.2KM)

  • Spahats Falls is 75 m tall.
  • Spahats Creek Canyon dates from the end of the last Ice Age, about 11,000 years ago.

Dawson Falls (40km)

  • The Murtle River rushes over a ledge of exposed lava, 90 m wide. 
  • The row of basaltic columns opposite the viewpoint and just upstream from the brink resulted from a single lava flow about 200,000 years ago.

Murtle River Bridge - "the Mushbowl" (41.2km)

  • At the Mushbowl, the Murtle River drops 4.5m in a cascade split by a central rock.
  • The name "Mushbowl" was bestowed on this canyon prior to 1940 and is a good description of the water's action.

Helmcken Falls (42.2km)

  • This is the best known of the many waterfalls in Wells Gray Park and considered by many to be among the most impressive in North America.
  • Here the Murtle River plunges 141m into Helmcken Canyon.

Winter Activities

 

Helmcken Falls, Wells Gray Park, BC, Canada