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: Trophy Mountain

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.

About This Park

The Trophy Mountains rise 2,575 metres into the sky, with nine peaks towering over the Shuswap Highlands of Southern Wells Gray Provincial Park. Their northern slopes are steep and cloaked in glaciers while their southern slopes are gentle and dotted with alpine lakes and flower meadows. The Trophy Mountain meadows are one of the most easily accessible sub-alpine meadows in B.C. The area offers opportunities for hiking, backcountry overnight and day trips, camping, horseback riding, photography and nature appreciation and alpine ski touring and snowshoeing in the winter.

Park Size: approximately 6934 ha


Special Notes:

  • Open fires are not permitted; carry a backpacking stove.
Stay Safe:
  • Do not underestimate the demands of the backcountry. The hiker must be in good physical condition, properly equipped, and prepared to be totally self-sufficient. Take adequate clothing: high elevation weather is subject to change without notice, and Wells Gray’s mountains can receive snow 12 months of the year.
  • Known as The Waterfall Park for good reason, streams and rivers have waterfalls of varying sizes – never boat, canoe, raft or kayak without learning first where the pull-outs are.
  • Trophy Mountain trail is usually open from late June until early October yearly.

Location and Maps

The Trophy Mountain area is an addition to the southern boundary of Wells Gray Park, just northeast of Clearwater.

The area is accessed via 11 km of gravel logging road (Bear Creek Correctional Centre road), branching from the Clearwater Valley Road north of Clearwater near Spahats Creek Park.

Trophy Meadow trail allows visitors to access the alpine meadows and basin of the Trophy Mountains, in less than a one hour walk from the trailhead.

Maps and Brochures

Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.

Activities Available at this Park

Cycling

Cycling

Some trails are open to mountain bike use and are signed within the park. No cycling is permitted on Trophy Mountain trail.
Fishing

Fishing

Fishing opportunities in the park. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hiking

Hiking

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. Trail conditions and updates will be posted on the main page under the Attention Visitor Notice.

This park offers a number of other recreational opportunities (including guided hiking tours). Click here to view non-government web links, for additional information.
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

Campfires

Campfires

Campfires are not permitted in backcountry alpine areas of the park.
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

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

Pit or Flush Toilets

This park only has pit toilets – no flush toilets.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided. There is no vehicle accessible campsites in the Trophy Mountain area of the park.
Information about backcountry/walk-in sites in Wells Gray.
Backcountry Camping Fee: $5.00 per person / night for all persons 6 years of age or older.
Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access

Some facilities in the park are wheelchair accessible.