Hut to Hut Hiking, X-C Skiing and Snowshoeing > Clearwater
Climbing up the path, winding through trees and valleys, you focus on the rugged mountain peaks of the Cariboo Mountains that stretch into the cloudless sky.
Winter is a great time to explore the backcountry of the North Thompson. Outfitters and guides are available to take you hut to hut hiking in the snowy back country. Enjoy the stunning scenery as you breathe in the crisp mountain air on your cross country skis or snowshoes.
In the warmer months, rainbows of alpine blooms fill rolling meadows for as far as the eye can see. A mule deer hears the soft sound of your hiking boots and dashes back into forested haven. It’s serene in these parts, where old growth rain forests give way to stony mountain slopes, where wild flowers shelter scurrying creatures and tranquil lakes call to you to jump in for a swim. Reach your peak; find your path, let nature lead you in the North Thompson Valley.
Hike the Cariboo Mountains
Whether it’s a day trip in the old growth rainforest or a week-long adventure going hut to hut, there’s nothing quite like this adventure.
Hut to Hut – A Hiker’s Paradise
This is the pure wilderness of Wells Gray Provincial Park. Interior Cedar-Hemlock, sub-alpine and alpine tundra eco zones climb from valley floor to the peaks of sloping mountains. Born of erupting volcanoes, scarred and scoured by retreating glaciers, this is Canada at its most raw and wild, just a half-hour drive from the Yellowhead Highway, near the town of Clearwater. Leave time in your journey through the North Thompson Valley to explore Wells Gray on a three, five or seven-day hut-to-hut adventure on foot or on cross-country skis. Play in nature, climb its peaks and tumble through its fields. Restore your energy in the North Thompson Valley.
Backpack in Backcountry
Stony mountain slopes, fields of wildflowers and an ancient rainforest are yours to explore in the Cariboo Mountains. This is the ultimate out of bounds outdoor adventure. Stuff your backpack and embark on a guided excursion that will lead you through cedar and hemlock forests to sub-alpine meadows, over the rigid spine of the Trophy Mountains. Amble along, over rocky crests, building an appetite and a sweat as you gain elevation. Picnic along the shores of a cool, mountain lake, and bed down for the night in cozy, backcountry cabins, sharing this exceptional experience with your guides and newfound friends.
Hut-to Hut in the Winter
Strap on your snowshoes or lace up your boots and secure your bindings. It’s time to explore the back country of the Cariboo Mountains in the winter.
Intrepid travellers and backcountry skiers and showshoers put hut-to-hut skiing at the top of their list of “must do” experiences.
Pack your skis and snowshoes for the backcountry trip of a lifetime. Glide from hut-to-hut in a winter wonderland. Propel yourself through winter canvassed trails, bright from the gleaming winter sun. Strap on snowshoes and plow through the fresh blanket of snow on the forest floor. Snow bunnies pop out of their hiding places as other wildlife tracks mark the way. Be inspired by winter landscapes and get exhilarated in the frosty mountain air.
Wells Gray Adventures offers guided hut to hut skiing in the winter. Unless you are a seasoned professional, you should take an avalanche course or a full clinic on hiking the back country in winter. It will give you the tools and the confidence you need for your snowy back country adventure.