Spahats Falls: A stunning cascade in Wells Gray Park

Thia photo shows where the Murtle and Clearwater Rivers meet. Visitors to the area may want to hike the 17-kilometre Clearwater River trail. (Black Press Media files)Thia photo shows where the Murtle and Clearwater Rivers meet. Visitors to the area may want to hike the 17-kilometre Clearwater River trail. (Black Press Media files)
A lava rock cliff beside the Clearwater River.Visitors to the area may want to hike the 17-kilometre Clearwater River trail. (Black Press Media files)A lava rock cliff beside the Clearwater River. Visitors to the area may want to hike the 17-kilometre Clearwater River trail. (Black Press Media files)
A natural rock bridge is located just south of Spahats Falls near the Clearwater River Trail.A natural rock bridge is located just south of Spahats Falls near the Clearwater River Trail.
Spahats Falls in winter. (Chance Breckenridge/Black Press Media file photo)Spahats Falls in winter. (Chance Breckenridge/Black Press Media file photo)
Spahats Falls in winter. (Chance Breckenridge/Black Press Media file photo)Spahats Falls in winter. (Chance Breckenridge/Black Press Media file photo)
A frozen Spahats Falls looks far different in winter. (Chance Breckenridge/Black Press Media file photo)A frozen Spahats Falls looks far different in winter. (Chance Breckenridge/Black Press Media file photo)

Spahats Falls is a spectacular cascade not far from the busy Yellowhead Highway near Clearwater, B.C.

The waterfalls are about 80 metres tall and are now within the boundaries of Wells Gravy Provincial Park.

Spahats, a First Nation’s term for bear, flows into the Clearwater ricer.

There are numerous hiking trails in the area, including the 17-kilometre Clearwater River trail.

Although Wells Gray Provincial Park was closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, be sure to check this website to find out about current restrictions and potential openings while planning your future trip.

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