Bowron Lake Provincial Park
Barkerville Provincial Park
Troll Mountain Resort - T-Bar Service (located between Wells and Quesnel)
Wells Winter Carnival - January, major dog sledding event included!
Historic Fontaine Creek to practice real gold panning, equipment provided.
Van Winkle - ghost town.
Stanley - ghost town.
Cross-Country skiing - eight kilometer trail
Barkerville - nearby town of famed street theatre and local historical events
Wells was named after a prospector Fred Wells, who began his search for gold in 1922. By 1932 he struck gold and began lode mining with his company the Cariboo Gold Quartz Mine. The area reached a total population of three thousand by 1940 and even more in the next few years to forty-five hundred. Wells became the largest central town of the Cariboo and Northern British Columbia until 1967 when the mine was closed.
Summer average 19 degrees Celsius
Winter average -5 degrees Celsius
Snow conditions in the area average 18 to 34 feet of powder.
Elevation 1,200 feet above sea level.