What is There to do?
What is there to do in Clearwater, B.C.?
What is there to see?
What can we do?
Those questions or some variant of them are often asked by our guests. Stay for days and be kept busy all the time, because there are so many things to see and do. We’ve been visiting Clearwater for 15 years and lived here for 3 and haven’t exhausted the list yet! Explore on your own, as a family, as a group or as part of an organized tour. Clearwater has it all.
Wells Gray Park
We would be remiss if we didn’t start with the pristine wilderness of Wells Grey Park. A big plus over the national parks is that there are no visitor fees.
Wells Gray Park is half a million + hectares of pristine wilderness with waterfalls roaring off of lava cliffs, hiking trails, wildlife, streams, rivers, glaciers, and more. Evidence of more types of volcanic activity are found here than any other place on earth. Volcanologists come from around the world to study here.
Helmcken Falls, Wells Gray Park, one of Canada’s highest waterfalls. Cuts through hundreds of feet of volcanic lave.
Take a flight over Wells Gray Park and see the area as few people ever have. Scenic flights can be arranged.
While the Park is indeed first class, there is so much more to do in the area.
Other Things to do in the Clearwater Area
What is there to do in Clearwater, B.C.? Other than enjoying one of the world’s best pristine wilderness parks? Lots!
Ride the wild waters. World class white water rafting and calmer float trips are available on the Clearwater and North Thompson River. We are fortunate enough to have three rafting companies to choose from.
Take a western trail ride. Enjoy the majesty of our wilderness on the back of a horse. From the absolute novice to the experienced trail hand we have somewhere here for you to ride.
Battle Mountain Equine – Western horseback riding – Find your inner cowboy
Test your nerve and go parasailing.
Hike or mountain bike one of the many trails. Country ski or snowshoe those trails if its winter.
Grab your clubs and enjoy a round of golf. No clubs with you? Rent a set.
Fish one of the many rivers and lakes. Be sure to check out the regulations.
Enjoy a relaxing meal at one of our many restaurants or grab a quick bite at one of several fast food places. Try the Belgian Waffles and other treats up at Spahats Falls.
Maybe birding or wildlife viewing is your idea of fun. There are plenty of birds and critters to see.
Join the locals for the Saturday morning Elk’s Club Pancake Breakfast and stroll on over the the Farmer’s Market.
Catch a few rays on the beach at Dutch Lake and enjoy some swimming. There are canoe and Kayaks rentals available.
See the work of local artists and artisans at the Red Umbrella. Perhaps you will find that perfect remembrance of the trip of a lifetime there.
Educational and Cultural Things to do
What is there to do? Get educated. It is always fun to combine a little learning with some fun.
Visit a historic sheep ranch. If you come in the spring there is the bonus of lambing tours.
Day old lambs at historic Avenly Ranch. they don’t get any cuter than this.
Tour the fish hatchery.
Visit the Aboriginal Centre and learn about our earliest people. Check out some of the first nations archaeological sites in the area.
On a rainy day pop on in to the local library and enjoy a good book.
Thursday evenings in the summer check out the live music outside at the Dutch Lake Community Center. Be amazed at the local talent.
Check out the stars at one of the stargazing nights. The skies are beautiful.
Check out displays from local artists at Dutch Lake Community Centre.
Special events and festivals happen throughout the summer.
Learn about the geology, geography, flora, fauna and history of the area.
On a Sunday morning there are a number of fine Christian churches to attend.
Check out some of the primitive skills classes that are periodically offered.
Valley Hideaway Guest House is a non smoking property
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Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall … it takes all year to do it all … in Clearwater
Retreat … Rest… Restore… Explore