Clearwater, 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.