Wells Gray Air has unveiled eight new aerial adventures last week and the scenic flights and charters are scheduled to start May 15. Pictured are Dirk and Sylke Richter from Mainz, Germany, who previously took the Wings and Waterfalls Tour. Photos submitted

Eight new ways to get high over British Columbia

Well Gray Air unveils new scenic flights and air tours for the Thompson-Nicola


Wells Gray Air, an air taxi, charter and sightseeing tour operator, has unveiled eight new aerial adventures last week.

The scenic flights and charters, set to start May 15, will bring more views, more destinations and more adventure travel to the region. British Columbia has a lot to offer and these new flights, many offered for the first time, will bring affordable access that showcases beautiful B.C. to visitors and locals alike.

The Wells Gray Air signature tour is called Wings and Waterfalls where adventure seekers fly over Wells Gray Provincial Park and see sweeping vistas, towering mountains, ancient volcanoes, sub-alpine meadows, hidden lakes, white-water rivers and numerous majestic waterfalls with the mighty Helmcken Falls as the prime attraction.

The new flights include Big Skies and Whitewater where guests take off from Clearwater and discover the beautiful North Thompson Valley, Wells Gray Park and the river route of the over-landers’ expedition to the Cariboo goldfields.

When it comes to adventure, Wells Gray Air’s coolest and most exciting aerial trek will be The Big Cave, Fire and Ice. Last spring, a massive mysterious cave hiding in plain sight was rediscovered. The cave just may be Canada’s biggest. It’s in a wild place – there are secrets to be discovered and it can only be seen from the air.

Flying from Kamloops airport, Wings over Kamloops explores the South Thompson River, the Shuswap, Sun Peaks, the North Thompson River and the Hoodoos of Cinnamon Ridge.

New day and overnight trips include Discover Kamloops and Discover Clearwater. Guests enjoy a picturesque flight following the North Thompson River, landing in Kamloops or Clearwater for a day of adventure and discovery.

Lunch at Seymour Landing takes people on a spectacular mountain flight to secret grass airfield for a lakeside lunch in the rarely seen or visited area of the North Shuswap.

Fly, Wine and Dine is a remarkable aerial excursion for wine lovers to visit a celebrated Thompson-Nicola winery where they can expect a tour, some dining and little shopping.

Special request charters include Discover Whistler. Visitors looking for some mountain resort adventure can fly from Clearwater or Kamloops to Whistler/Pemberton to shop, dine, relax and enjoy some of the fun that Whistler Blackcomb has to offer.

“We are really excited and looking forward to providing our new scenic flights and tours this year; the flights to the new rediscovered massive cave in the Park will be especially exciting—it’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Rock Whitney, president and chief Pilot for Wells Gray Air.

“This is a big, vast province with amazing vistas and best way to see it is from the air.”

The flights are available for purchase online or email at the Wells Gray Air website or by phone. The flights have a starting price of $97. More information is available at www.wellsgrayair.com.

Located in Clearwater, British Columbia, Wells Gray Air has been providing aerial tours of Wells Gray Provincial Park and area since 1996. ​With a heritage of safety and reliability bridging more than 20 years, Wells Gray Air takes its guests on exciting and informative journeys over Wells Gray Provincial Park and central British Columbia.

Wells Gray Provincial Park is a large wilderness park located in east-central British Columbia. The park protects most of the southern and highest regions of the Cariboo Mountains and covers 5,250 square kilometers.

If you would like more information, please contact us at fly@wellsgrayair.com or phone 604-312-3598.

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