Hoff's Aliner Travels
A Travel Blog for US and Canadian Parks with Geological Notes

Wells Gray Provincial Park, British Columbia is a large wilderness park that protects most of the southern, and highest, regions of the Cariboo Mountains and covers 1.3 million acres.

Wells Gray Provincial Park offers a variety of topographical features. Extinct volcanoes, lava beds, mineral springs and glaciers are just a few of the wondrous natural attractions at the park. A number of spectacular waterfalls also exist, including the famous Helmcken and Dawson Falls. Dense forest cover characterizes the lower elevations, with excellent examples of Douglas-fir, western red cedar and hemlock. Wildlife abound with larger animals, such as the grizzly bear, and smaller animals including beaver, wolverine and timber wolf. A wide variety of waterfowl, although not numerous, can also be found in the park.
Spahats Falls is 197 feet tall by 25 feet wide, Helmcken Falls is 452 feet high by 75 feet wide, and Dawson Falls is 59 feet high by 350 feet wide.


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