Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Please Note: During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin [PDF 79KB].
Activites and Facilities Available in this Park - Click icon to view
Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Park Contact This park proudly operated by:
Blackwell Park Operations Ltd.
E-mail: merlinjblackwell@gmail
Phone: 250-587-2090

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Wells Gray Provincial Park: Spahats Creek

  • 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

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.
Stay Safe: There is no safety fence along the trail between the viewing platform at the falls and the picnic area to the north.
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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.
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Nature and Culture

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

Hiking

Hiking

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.
Swimming

Swimming

There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks. Most lakes, rivers and streams are glacier-fed and the water is icy cold all year round.
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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.