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DOC-DirectoryPlanner2015Clearwater, the “Gateway to Wells Gray Park”, is situated in the North Thompson Valley, 134 kilometers north of Kamloops on the Yellowhead Highway #5. As a gateway to the Wells Gray, Clearwater serves as a centre providing to both its own residents and the travelling public. Clearwater is a thriving community with an economy based in forestry and tourism, with tourism experiencing significant growth as travelers from around the world flock to the wilderness that surrounds the community.

Clearwater features residential, commercial and industrial properties available for development and more importantly, a community prepared to attract new business enterprise. The community is self-sustaining and offers a successful retail and service industry that is capable of providing for the entire region.

Clearwater’s relaxing lifestyle and low cost of living is well suited for seniors and young working families. The community offers a safe and peaceful environment that includes all the amenities of a sustainable community including education, health care and recreational opportunities. Education is available from kindergarten to grade 12 with post-secondary opportunities also available. The community has its own hospital and medical clinic that services the surrounding area. Emergency services include a fire department, police detachment and search and rescue operation. Recreational opportunities abound in the area with up to date facilities and some of the most spectacular scenery and wilderness in the world. Current infrastructure, which includes a newly constructed sewage and water system, is capable of serving an ever-increasing population. Other services include financial, legal and realty offices, and over 300 other businesses.

Summer Attractions
Winter Attractions
Summer Attractions
murtle lakeSummer attractions abound in the District of Clearwater and surrounding area and includes white water rafting, hiking the multitude of trails in the area, visiting the Farmers Market, attending summer festivals and swimming in the “jewel” of the community, Dutch Lake or fishing on Clearwater’s multitude of lakes.

And don’t forget about exploring Wells Gray Park and all its attractions, go to to discover the wonders you can find on your trip into the world class Wells Gray Provincial Park.

For more information on other activities you can do while visiting Clearwater in the summer go

Winter Attractions
TSgroundhog_CoopermanWinter attractions in the District of Clearwater includes a myriad of activities such as Nordic, cross-country and downhill skiing as well as snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing.

Clearwater’s North Thompson Sportsplex has hosted a variety of Provincial Minor Hockey Tournaments as well as adult men and women’s tournament during hockey season. The facility also hosts an Annual Girls Hockey Jamboree which bring in girls of all ages province wide for a weekend of hockey fun.

The Clearwater Ski Hill although small is a great location when the snow flies, kids and adults alike flock to the hill for a day of skiing and socializing. Over the years, it has grown into a perfect family activity that includes a fast T-bar, runs for all abilities, and a cozy lodge. The operations of the hill are done by a board of volunteer directors whose objectives are to make local skiing accessible and affordable.