Wells Gray Provincial Park

Wells Gray Park is about 2 hours north of Kamloops, BC. Clearwater is the Gateway to Wells Gray.

We stayed at Dutch Lake Rv Resort, right on the lake! There is a short path that leads to the waters edge. We were there at the beginning of October and the fall colours were stunning!

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”
Jim Bishop

Dutch Lake RV Resort, Clearwater, BC

The campground also offers rustic log cabin accommodations!

Dutch Lake RV Resort, Clearwater, BC

In the morning we were awarded with a lovely mist covering the lake!

Dutch Lake RV Resort, Clearwater, BC  Foggy morning

The foliage along the pathway was gorgeous! I think Fall is my favorite season, Mother Nature saved her best for the send off to winter!

Dutch Lake RV Resort, Clearwater, BC

 

There are 39 waterfalls inside Wells Gray park, we visited 3 of them. You can see all the beautiful layers in the volcanic rock as you view Spahats falls.

Wells Gray Provincial Patk, Clearwater, BC Spahats Falls

The falls come out of a keyhole slot in the rock and plunge 200 ft!

Wells Gray Provincial Patk, Clearwater, BC Spahats Falls

Next was Dawson Falls on the Murtle River. These falls are right along the roadway and sometimes it can be difficult to stop and get out if there is too much traffic. We were very lucky the day we were there as we almost had the whole park to ourselves!

Wells Gray Provincial Patk, Clearwater, BC Dawson Falls

Wells Gray Provincial Patk, Clearwater, BC Dawson Falls

Our last stop for the day was Helmcken Falls, probably the most famous falls in the park, one that the park is best known for. It is 463 feet high! The protection of Helmcken Falls was one of the reasons for the creation of Wells Gray Provincial Park in 1939.

Wells Gray Provincial Park, Clearwater, BC Helmcken Falls

It is difficult to find a view that has not been photographed numerous times, but it is always beautiful!

Wells Gray Provincial Park, Clearwater, BC Helmcken Falls

The gorgeous weather we were lucky to experience, the stunning colours and the delicious fall smells added up to an amazing fall day!

Wells Gray Provincial Park, Clearwater, BC

Wells Gray Provincial Park, Clearwater, BC

“When the autumn meets the tranquillity, there you can see the King of the Sceneries!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

This was the end of our month long journey, it was time to go home!

Thanks for traveling along,

until next time……….

9 thoughts on “Wells Gray Provincial Park

  1. Mikeann

    A tour to Helmeken Falls in winter to see the frozen ice cone is good to. But the fall colours are just to good to pass up.

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