Main street, Barkerville Historic Town
(Chris Harris/All Canada photos)


Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-Country skiing (Dave Heath photo)

Cross-Country skiing (Dave Heath photo)

The locals in Wells take cross-country skiing very seriously.

The ability to commute via the quiet roads of this mountain town explains some of the community's allure. Cruise down the streets on any given winter day and see a set of skis (or two) jammed in the snow bank near a front porch or shop entrance. But cross-country skiing here is not just about getting to work.

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Wells offers a range of cross-country skiing opportunities, mostly on backcountry (ungroomed) trails. However, Cornish Mountain has some groomed tracks along its 25km/15mi of trails that aren't open to motorized vehicles.

Wildlife watching is also an option while skiing. Moose, ptarmigan and wintering swans may be seen on the broad wetlands that the network of trails traverse, before the slopes climb surrounding mountains and open to present spectacular views.

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Whitegold Adventures - Wells

Barkerville Hwy
Wells, British Columbia
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The Cariboo Mountains offer spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife & a fascinating gold rush history. Whitegold Adventures combines it all, from multi-day wilderness cross-country ski tours, high alpine hikes, fascinating moose viewing, wildlife, and history tours. Wells is the gateway to this rich, wild country. Our base, The Bear's Paw Café is more than a café, it's an experience. Our affiliate the Frog On The Bog Gifts is one of the most talked about stores in the Cariboo. From Gold Nuggets, books, art, pottery, clothing, local artists, souvenirs of your visit, ice cream & great coffee. Mountain Thyme Getaway is our accommodation of choice. 1940's styling for the romantic or a reunion.

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