Wells Gray National Park

Day Seven – Wells Gray Provincial Park

Wells Gray Provincial Park is British Columbia’s third largest provincial park. The options to explore this vast wilderness region are many and varied. There will be time to canoe on Clearwater Lake, or get a different perspective on horseback. Needless to say, there are numerous hiking trails on offer.

Camp at a cowboy ranch where the ‘Old West’ comes alive. We’ll roast marshmallows and make delicious s’mores over the campfire. Think we managed to get a hut for the night which was a welcome opportunity for our tents to dry out!

Day Eight – Clearwater Lake – canoe trip!

Day started exploring Wells Gray National Park. Canoe on Clearwater Lake, or get a different perspective on horseback. Needless to say, there are numerous hiking trails on offer.

Then embarked on the overnight canoe trip which was the part of the trip I was dreading the most and as soon as I got into the canoe I knew I would hate every minute! First stop, so relieved when grounded and could easily climb out, setting off again was not my idea of fun. When the thunder clouds came over, it started to rain and the waves got up I worried as our canoe was the one with the gas canister for cooking on it! Huge thanks to Koen for putting up with my panicking!

Got to camp – hike – could not get all the way to the top – beautiful, beautiful serene place to camp – although sure I was woken up my the sound of wolves howling in the night!)

Day Nine – Clearwater and back to Wells Gray

Went for a bit of a walk along the beach in the morning – this is what life is about! So so beautiful – makes you forget everything. Did not want to leave although that was mainly because it meant I had to get back in to the canoe! A solid row back without a break for a couple of hours – managed to get some photos of me with a very fake grin! I remember the point that I saw a jetty and was so happy I sped up – it was the wrong one – we still had an hour left! Did we get a cabin again this night?

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