Wells, a mining boomtown of the 1930's is nestled in the Cariboo Mountains,
4,200 feet above sea level in the interior of Canada's most scenic province,
Full tourist facilities are provided year-round for travelers including
gas, food, lodg ing, licensed restaurants, and airport landing strip, camping
facilities for tents and hook-ups for recreational vehicles, including a
gold-panning RV park.
Motels offer packages that include dog sledding, horse trips, and snowmobile
tours, as well as pick-ups from airport, railway or bus depots. Historical
guided hiking tours in the high plateaus above Barkerville are available
for individuals or groups. Canoes can be rented for the internationally
renowned chain of the Bowron Lakes.
Charming false-fronted buildings and historical landmarks in the historic
'uptown' section feature a museum, art studios and galleries, famous old
hotels and an art deco theatre. Within easy walking distance is scenic Jack
O' Clubs Lake, numerous hiking trails, and gold-bearing creeks with easy
access for recreational gold panners.
During the summer, special events include an annual Summer School of the
Arts, concerts and live theatre performances.
The historical living museum of Barkerville is only 8 km away, and features
a re stored gold-mining town of the 1860's complete with interpreters in
period costume, live theatre, gold-panning, horse-carriage rides, restaurants
and general stores for shopping.
About 10 km west of Wells, visitors can explore the remains of the ghost
town of Stanley and its historic cemetery.
The winter season transforms the landscape into a 'winter wonderland' and
an exotic experience for cross-country skiing, guided back-country skiing,
dog sledding, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. Bright sunshine and sparkling
snow covering the historical build ings are a favourite subject for photographers
Make Wells your home-base for an unforgettable vacation.
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