Clearwater needs a walkable town centre

On our recent visit to Wells Gray I was impressed by the many small businesses and visitor services in Clearwater

Editor, The Times:

On our recent visit to Wells Gray I was impressed by the many small businesses and visitor services in Clearwater. We bought local art at the store in the info centre, another item upstairs in the gift shop and overheard info centre staff provide information in fluent French to tourists from France. Bannock and Belgian waffles were tasty and not-so-common roadside treats.

The only improvement I can think of is to have more visitor-related businesses in one walkable area of town (a centre?) instead of scattered across Clearwater and strip mall-like along the highway. It would make it easier for visitors to check out the shops and may increase sales for all businesses.

A special thank-you to the KAL Tire crew who repaired our flat tire right away and didn’t even charge for it.

Antje Wahl

 

North Vancouver, B.C.