In This Park

Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Smoking is prohibited
During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin.

Wells Gray Provincial Park: Spahats Creek

Important Notice Attention Visitors – Important Notice!

  • July 17, 2018: North Thompson River Park has re-opened
    • This applies to North Thompson River Park, only.
    • BC Parks is pleased to announce that, after a recent closure, North Thompson River Park re-opened at 8 am Tuesday, July 17, 2018.
    • BC Parks would like to thank the public for their patience during this closure.
    • For those campers that had reservations cancelled, a follow-up email is being sent to you with additional information about re-booking your camping experience.
    • If you had a camping reservation at North Thompson River Park cancelled due to this park closure, you are encouraged to call Discover Camping Reservations at 1-800-689-9025 to speak to a reservation agent.
    • BC Parks would also like to thank the Wells Gray Information Centre, Tourism Wells Gray, Park Operators and local area businesses for helping to accommodate our displaced campers.
  • Spahats Creek Canyon pedestrian bridge has been replaced and is now fully operational.

About This Park

Beautiful views of Spahats Falls and the Clearwater River valley make this a very popular day-use stop for tour buses. Old growth cedar and hemlock ensure this quiet park is cool on even the hottest summer day. Businesses nearby offer guided hiking, horse-riding, boating, canoeing, river-rafting, and fishing.

Return to Wells Gray Provincial Park

Park Size: 305 ha at the southern end of Wells Gray’s 540,000 ha total area

Know Before You Go

Park Safety

  • There is no safety fence along the trail between the viewing platform at the falls and the picnic area to the north.

Special Notes

  • The nearest public telephone is located at the Wells Gray Information Centre, at the junction of Clearwater Valley Road and Hwy #5, 10 km away.
  • Excessive noise is not permitted at any time.

Location and Maps

10 km north of Hwy #5 at Clearwater, on the Clearwater Valley Road.

Maps and Brochures

Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
  • There are no digital maps or brochures for this park.

Nature and Culture

  • History: Established in 1965 as Spahats Creek Provincial Park; added to Wells Gray in 1996.

Activities Available at this Park



An easy walk to the viewing platform provides spectacular views of Spahats Falls and the canyon where Spahats Creek has cut through the layers of volcanic rock. Shaden Viewing Platform provides a view of the Clearwater River Corridor. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.

Facilities Available at this Park

Drinking Water

Drinking Water

Cold water taps are located throughout the park. Taps are shut off during the off-season.
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has a day-use/picnic area.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

This park only has flush toilets.