Wells Gray Provincial Park BC
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Feb 26, 2013 8:40 AM Last Post By: hikebiketravel
Feb 19, 2013 4:33 PM
Wells Gray Provincial Park BCI am considering a hut to hut hike in Wells Gray Provincial Park instead of the NPs of Banff and Jasper. I am trying to avoid the crowds but not so much the beauty. In WGPP almost as nice as the local Natl Parks? Also, are there any mineral or hot springs in the area, both rustic and commercial? Lastly, is there anything else I should see or do in BC. Who knows when I will be back.
Thank you all!
Feb 19, 2013 9:09 PM
1Wells Gray is nice, but not even close to being a substitute for the Rockies to the east.
It's not that hard to avoid the crowds in Banff & Jasper. Head to the major, well-known attractions in the early mornings, then go for longer hikes after that (by about 9-10am), and then you won't really have to deal with crowds at all. Or just head into the backcountry overnight and mostly avoid people altogether. Weekdays can be very quiet even during the height of summer.
If you really want to avoid crowds and see some of the best of BC's scenery, the Purcell Range & Selkirk Mountains have some stunning scenery and hikes that are relatively unknown. The Bugaboos, Lake of the Hanging Glacier, Macbeth Icefield, Jumbo Pass, Thunderwater Lake, Glory Basin, Hermit Basin, Perley Rock, etc. are a few of the best - and better than anything in Wells Gray.
Feb 19, 2013 11:08 PM
Feb 20, 2013 8:06 PM
Feb 26, 2013 8:40 AM
4Wells Grey has more than meets the eye and no it's not Banff but it's worth a view days. I kayaked the Murtle Lakes - and that is something well worth doing for 3-7 days. You see some beautiful country that not many do. I have a post on my experience. http://hikebiketravel.com/19660/kayaking-murtle-lake-wells-gray-provincial-park-bc/. Rafting the Clearwater River is also a whole lot of fun. You can get to Jasper in about 5 hours from Wells Gray Provincial Park.
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