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Wells Gray Provincial Park
, located in British Columbia, Canada, is also known as the waterfall park due to the many waterfalls within the park. Wells Gray has something to offer every outdoor interest: lush alpine meadows, excellent birding and wildlife viewing opportunities; hiking for every ability, ranging from a few minutes on a level trail to many days with a map and compass; boating, canoeing and kayaking. Guiding businesses offer horseback riding, canoeing, river-rafting, fishing and hiking; and the history enthusiast can learn about the early homesteaders, trappers, and prospectors, or about the natural forces that produced Wells Gray’s many volcanoes, waterfalls, mineral springs and glaciers.

(the above excerpt has been taken from the BC Parks web site - located at http://wlapwww.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/wells.htm)

The most beautiful scenery in the world ... all await you in the world renowned Wells Gray Park.

 

 

Distances to
Wells Gray Park (km)

Barriere 100 Jasper

375

Little Fort 66 Vancouver 475
Clearwater 35 Edmonton 640
Avola 105 Calgary 785
Blue River** 145 Seattle 695
Kamloops 160 Spokane 800

**Murtle Lake in Wells Gray Park is 25 km from Blue River.

Excerpts from:
"Exploring Wells Gray Park" by Roland Neave

This book is available at the Clearwater - Wells Gray Info Centre and at many lodging locations throughout Clearwater.


Falls Creek Campground
     A footbridge crosses Falls Creek at the campground entrance.  The creek rises on Azure Mountain, 20 km to the northeast, and flows south in a deep valley between the Goat Peaks and Ray Mountain.  Thirteen km from here, it reaches the lava flow know as Dragon's Tongue and for the remainder of its course, the creek wanders southwest across the lava.  
     The Dragon's Tongue resulted from eruptions on Dragon Cone, east of Ray Lake, 7600 years ago.  After flowing southwest through the narrow valley of Falls Creek, the lava pooled in the Clearwater Valley and extended two km south to where Norman's Eddy is today.  The lava dammed the Clearwater River to a height of four metres and increased the size of Clearwater Lake which is just upstream.  

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Ministry of Environment, BC Parks Website:
Information on Wells Gray Provincial Park
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/wells.html

Recommended Link for Wells Gray Park
www.explorewellsgray.com
www.wellsgray.ca
 

 

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