Wells Gray Provincial Park: Spahats Creek
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
- There is no safety fence along the trail between the viewing platform at the falls and the picnic area to the north.
- 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.
Maps and BrochuresAny 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.