British Columbia Travel Guide
The unofficial BC Travel & Tourism Guide
The untouched and open wilderness of Clearwater’s water ways and parks give travelers seeking a remote outdoor escape, bold experiences offered only in The Thompson Valley.
Select to observe natural wonders such as the Dawson Falls, lakes at the famous Wells Grey Provincial Park, or white water river rafting on the Thompson River.

The North Thompson Valley consists of six communities; Barriere, Little Fort, Vavenby, Avola, Blue River and Clearwater. Visiting these sights and landmarks through the valley can become an individual journey that travelers can plan over a week or more, especially if hiking or camping the Provincial Parks.

Industry:
Cattle & Forestry

Population: 4,960

Highlights:
Lake Tours
Helicopter Tours
Boat & Water Taxi Tours
Terrific Hiking and Wilderness Adventures

History:
The area around Clearwater has a long history of First Nation bands which thrived for thousands of years and fought to defend their territory in The Thompson Valley.
Known as the most distinct First Nations band, the Okelhs, lived, hunted, and fished the abundant waterways throughout the valley until they were eventually defeated by the Chilcotin band in 1870.

On the way to search for great wealth, prospectors and pioneers who had come to the New World in the late 1800’s had ventured to The Thompson Valley by 1860 on their way to the Cariboo and reported gold rush towns. Journey was primarily by saddle train until the 1916 when the Canadian Pacific Railway was being built through the valley to allow access and easier transport of supplies, ore and materials.

Climate:
Summer average 18 degrees Celsius
Winter average 5 degrees Celsius

 

Clearwater Accommodations

Star Lake Fishing Resort, Clearwater

Star Lake Fishing Resort, Clearwater

Experience the wilderness at Star Lake Resort. We offer 5 bright clean housekeeping cabins & 10 campsites with a lake full of Rainbow Trout - all just 15 minutes from town!

» Campsites from: $ 25.00 per night
» Cabin #2 from: $ 115.00 per night
» more ...
Clearwater, V0E 1N2, 1380 Clearwater 100 Mile FSR
Ph. 250-674-8494

(Accommodations, Cabin - Log Cabin - Cottage, Resort | Adventures/Outdoors/Sports, Biking/Mountain Biking, Bird watching, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Horseback riding)
Clearwater Valley Resort & KOA Kampground, Clearwater

Clearwater Valley Resort & KOA Kampground, Clearwater

The hotel to stay at on your visit to Wells Gray Park

Clearwater, V0E 1N1, 373 Clearwater Valley Road
Ph. 1-888-837-1161 or 250-674-3909

(Accommodations, Campground, Hotel, Motel, Resort, RV Park | Dining, Bar)
Wells Gray Golf Resort and RV Park, Pam Grandmaison, Clearwater

Wells Gray Golf Resort and RV Park, Pam Grandmaison, Clearwater

RV Camping in the wilderness. Come join our full service sites, hot showers, laundry, mineral springs pool, golfing, hiking, fishing, relaxing in the wilderness!

» Tent Sites from: $ 18.00 per night
» Covered Tent Sites from: $ 20.00 per night
» more ...
Clearwater, V0E 1N1, 6624 Clearwater Valley Rd
Ph. 250-674-0009

(Accommodations, Bed and Bale, Cabin - Log Cabin - Cottage, Campground, Resort, RV Park, Winter Camping | Adventures/Outdoors/Sports, Cross-country Skiing, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Horseback riding | Free wireless HOTSPOT)

 

 


Clearwater Things to Do

Star Lake Fishing Resort, Clearwater

Star Lake Fishing Resort, Clearwater

Experience the wilderness at Star Lake Resort. We offer 5 bright clean housekeeping cabins & 10 campsites with a lake full of Rainbow Trout - all just 15 minutes from town!

» Campsites from: $ 25.00 per night
» Cabin #2 from: $ 115.00 per night
» more ...
Clearwater, V0E 1N2, 1380 Clearwater 100 Mile FSR
Ph. 250-674-8494

(Accommodations, Cabin - Log Cabin - Cottage, Resort | Adventures/Outdoors/Sports, Biking/Mountain Biking, Bird watching, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Horseback riding)
Wells Gray Golf Resort and RV Park, Pam Grandmaison, Clearwater

Wells Gray Golf Resort and RV Park, Pam Grandmaison, Clearwater

RV Camping in the wilderness. Come join our full service sites, hot showers, laundry, mineral springs pool, golfing, hiking, fishing, relaxing in the wilderness!

» Tent Sites from: $ 18.00 per night
» Covered Tent Sites from: $ 20.00 per night
» more ...
Clearwater, V0E 1N1, 6624 Clearwater Valley Rd
Ph. 250-674-0009

(Accommodations, Bed and Bale, Cabin - Log Cabin - Cottage, Campground, Resort, RV Park, Winter Camping | Adventures/Outdoors/Sports, Cross-country Skiing, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Horseback riding | Free wireless HOTSPOT)
Dutch Lake Resort & RV Park, Clearwater

Dutch Lake Resort & RV Park, Clearwater

Scenic & quiet on Dutch Lake. 9 self-contained lakeside cabins, 65 RV/campsites and the Painted Turtle Restaurant in Clearwater BC.

» RV Camping from: $ 38.00 per night
» AFrame Cabins from: $ 129.00 per night
» more ...
Clearwater, V0E 1N2, 361 Ridge Drive
Ph. 1-888-884-4424 or (250) 674-3351

(Accommodations, Cabin - Log Cabin - Cottage, Campground, Resort, RV Park | Adventures/Outdoors/Sports, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback riding, Nature Walks, Rafting, Swimming)