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West Canada Hiking Tours
Wells Gray Park Hiking Trips, Wels Gray Sightseeing BC, Trophy Mountains Wells Gray, Helmcken Falls, Clearwater Lake Canoe Tours, Guided Hiking Tours Wells Gray Park, Hut Trekking, Azure Lake
, British Columbia Outdoor Activities, Alberta Rocky Mountains Outdoor Adventures
3/5/7 Day Wells Gray Park Hut-to-Hut Hiking
HT#06 Wells Gray Park
Overview: Wells Gray Park is British Columbia's fourth largest provincial park, and located in the east-central part of the province. This park is known as waterfalls park because within the park boundaries are more than 40 different waterfalls. The most famous and spectacular are Helmcken Falls, at 142 m (466 ft.) it is Canada's fourth highest. The 540,000 hectares or close to 1.9 million acres of land is well known as one of North America's finest wilderness parks that encompasses mountains, lava beds and rocks, valleys, rivers, lakes and of course the waterfalls. The diversity of Wells Gray, is due to the fact that different types of terrain border and meet within the park boundaries and this is the main reason you will find changes in climate and vegetation throughout. In the northern region there is more rain and snow and it's colder during the winter, in the southern section it's drier and tends to be warmer. Estimates claim that Wells Gray Park features more than 500 different types of plants, some 200 varieties of mushrooms, over 150 different birds, 50 species of animals and it's home to the largest remaining herd of mountain caribou in southern B.C
Day
Itinerary #01
01
We pick the group up in the morning at your accomodation and drive one hour up a dirt road to the trailhead at 5300 ft. (1630 m). The trail goes up through mature forest and into lush meadows of alpine flowers. It is pure alpine from here to the Trophy Mountain Chalet which sits at 7000 ft (2153 m). The view from the Chalet is superb, and the area has great hiking with small peaks, lakes, and flower meadows everywhere. The hike from the road takes about two and a half hours and we gain 1700 ft. (523 m) over 4 km. After lunch we will take a short day hike to start and explore the Trophy Mtns.
02
Venturing into the surrounding alpine areas around the chalet, today we will walk through some of the finest alpine flower meadows in the world. Our destination is top of Ptarmigan or Battle Mountain for incredible views of the surrounding area, and into the northern portion of Wells Gray. This area is pristine wilderness with fantastic views of the Cariboos, Monashees, and Rocky Mountains. The elusive Woodland Caribou is found in this area along with the Grizzly Bear.
03
From the Chalet, we hike through the western finger of Fight meadow following Battle creek. This is a trip back into the lush forest of the valley. During this hike, we pass through four different vegetative zones as we descend and it makes for a fascinating hike. Keep an eye out for signs of wildlife. The hike takes us back to the guest ranch.
Difficulty/Fitness Level: 1
Day
Itinerary #02
01
We pick the group up in the morning at your accomodation and drive one hour up a dirt road to the trailhead at 5300 ft. (1630 m). The trail goes up through mature forest and into lush meadows of alpine flowers. It is pure alpine from here to the Trophy Mountain Chalet which sits at 7000 ft (2153 m). The view from the Chalet is superb, and the area has great hiking with small peaks, lakes, and flower meadows everywhere. The hike from the road takes about two and a half hours and we gain 1700 ft. (523 m) over 4 km. After lunch we will take a short day hike to start and explore the Trophy Mtns.
02
On this day we do a long hike in the surrounding Trophy Mountains, climb two or three peaks in the range, and swim in the numerous lakes. Fantastic views all day with an incredible feeling of wilderness. Six hours or hiking in the alpine - 7 km
03
Today we hike north to Discovery Cabin, a newly built cabin. The route is through total wilderness and a guide with a map, compass, and good knowledge of the area is needed. After a couple of hours in the alpine we drop down into the mature forest and lose altitude until we come into the Valley of the Lakes. Lunch here and then continue into alpine meadows until we cross Eagle Pass at 6700 ft (2061 m). From the top of the pass to the cabin is only 45 minutes of gentle down through glades. The cabin is in a very remote and wild valley. The hike today is 11 km and takes 6-7 Hours.
04
Great day hike into remote lakes and along mountain ridges. This is a wild and remote valley. Five hours of hiking over 6 km.
05
We continue northward up and over Table Mountain. Today a good trail takes us through some of the finest flower meadows in the world. The trail leads us up the ridge of Table Mountain, and then descends into the forest to the Phillp Lakes. (If you are only on the five day trip, we have a three hour downhill hike back to civilisation from here.) The trail now is a gentle uphill grade through forest and then into the vast meadow system of Cariboo and Fight Meadows. After hiking through these two meadows we come to Fight Meadow Chalet at 6000 ft (1845 m). There is a large lake near the chalet, which is a historic site where two Indian Tribes fought for Caribou hunting rights. Today's hike is 16 km. and it takes 7-8 Hours of easy walking.
06
Today we tackle Battle Mountain. From the Chalet we hike across 52 ridge and drop down into Bull Valley. From the valley we hike up Battle Mountain. On top one can see into the far north of the park. The Monashees, the Cariboos, the Premieres, and the Rockies are also visible from this incredible vantage point. We return to Fight Meadow Chalet via a different route. The return trip is 6 Hours.
07
We hike out to the vehicle via Battle Creek. This takes us off the high plateau and down into the Clearwater River valley. After four hours of hiking, we arrive at the trailhead. Total distance of the trip is 65 km.
Difficulty/Fitness Level: 1
Day
Itinerary #03
01
We pick the group up in the morning at your accomodation and drive one hour up a dirt road to the trailhead at 5300 ft. (1630 m). The trail goes up through mature forest and into lush meadows of alpine flowers. It is pure alpine from here to the Trophy Mountain Chalet which sits at 7000 ft (2153 m). The view from the Chalet is superb, and the area has great hiking with small peaks, lakes, and flower meadows everywhere. The hike from the road takes about two and a half hours and we gain 1700 ft. (523 m) over 4 km. After lunch we will take a short day hike to start and explore the Trophy Mtns.
02
On this day we do a long hike in the surrounding Trophy Mountains, climb two or three peaks in the range, and swim in the numerous lakes. Fantastic views all day with an incredible feeling of wilderness. Six hours or hiking in the alpine - 7 km
03
Today we hike north to Discovery Cabin, a newly built cabin. The route is through total wilderness and a guide with a map, compass, and good knowledge of the area is needed. After a couple of hours in the alpine we drop down into the mature forest and lose altitude until we come into the Valley of the Lakes. Lunch here and then continue into alpine meadows until we cross Eagle Pass at 6700 ft (2061 m). From the top of the pass to the cabin is only 45 minutes of gentle down through glades. The cabin is in a very remote and wild valley. The hike today is 11 km and takes 6-7 Hours.
04
Great day hike into remote lakes and along mountain ridges. This is a wild and remote valley. Five hours of hiking over 6 km.
05
We continue northward up and over Table Mountain. Today a good trail takes us through some of the finest flower meadows in the world. The trail leads us up the ridge of Table Mountain, and then descends into the forest to the Phillip Lakes. From here we have a three-hour downhill hike back to civilization. In the afternoon we return back to Clearwater.
Difficulty/Fitness Level: 1
Dates & Rates per Person in CAD$ (Itinerary #01)
Month
Dates
Rates
July
06, 20 $420.00
August
03, 17, 31 $420.00
September
14 $420.00
Dates & Rates per Person in CAD$ (Itinerary #02)
Month
Dates
Rates
July
09, 23 $860.00
August
06, 20 $860.00
September
03 $860.00
Dates & Rates per Person in CAD$ (Itinerary #03)
Month
Dates
Rates
July
02, 16 $640.00
August
13, 27 $640.00
September
10 $640.00
Services Included
Itinerary #01 (3 Days)

2 Nights Hut Accommodation
Guide Service
Local Transportation
All Meals
Backcountry Permit
GST Tax
Itinerary #02 (7 Days)

6 Nights Hut Accommodation
Guide Service
Local Transportation
All Meals
Backcountry Permit
GST Tax
Itinerary #03 (5 Days)

4 Nights Hut Accommodation
Guide Service
Local Transportation
All Meals
Backcountry Permit
GST Tax