Welcome toThe Wells Gray Guest Ranch

The wild west

Journey to the Wild West of Wells Gray Provincial Park and witness spectacular beauty and awe-inspiring natural wonders and one of the best places in BC for black bear watching!

The Wells Gray Guest Ranch, Elvira and Daniel's home and historic dude ranch, has specialized in summer vacations since 1984. The Ranch is one of the oldest operated guest ranches in the valley and is inside Wells Gray Park boundaries, approximately 27 km from Clearwater, alongside the park road. The ranch’s proximity to the Wells Gray Park makes it an ideal destination to hang your hat and get acquainted with the beautiful Wild West

We encourage our guests to take advantage of the wonderful opportunity the ranch presents with being so close to the Park. To be able to see so many different species of animals and plants as well as the famous waterfalls is quite phenomenal, without the crowds and hustle. Enjoy a truly peaceful night, with nothing breaking the silence, except the sounds of nature.

Wells Gray Guest Ranch offers the very best in western hospitality. The friendliness and hospitality, vital for survival in this remote area of British Columbia during pioneer days, is maintained until today. You will find the Old West alive in our Black Horse Saloon and enjoy the Western Style atmosphere in our outdoor Chuck Wagon patio.
Adventure Activities like horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, river rafting and wildlife viewing are all part of the ranch's daily summer routine. Your skilled guide will lead you to adventures on remote mountains, valleys and lakes in a setting as spectacular as it is challenging.


Whether you prefer a cold beer after a long day on the trail or a bottle of fine wine with dinner, you will find it in our very authentic Western Saloon. It’s the perfect place to relax, mingle and have fun. Have a drink and share stories of the day’s adventures. The Black Horse Saloon is open daily from 8 am to 9:30 am for breakfast and 4 pm to 9:30 pm. Dinner is served at 07.00 pm - reservation required by noon!


We offer a wide range of activities during your stay so you can experience the very best of Wells Gray Guest Ranch and
the Provincial Park

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a look from a different angle

Escape to Wells Gray Guest Ranch for a summer vacation that you’ll always remember! Take a quick peek from the bird’s eye view of the Ranch.

MostAsked questions


  • What is your summer guest capacity?
  • Where do most of your guest come from?
  • Will my cell phone work at the ranch?
  • Can I get online?
  • Are there bugs at the ranch and in the park?
  • Do I need to pre-register for activities?
  • Is there a TV?
  • How many people are on a ride?
  • What if I have never ridden before?
  • Can I go on a ride without a guide?
  • Can I go on fast rides?
  • Are helmets required to ride?


Typically during the months of July and August we are full with a total of 20 to 30 guests in the Log Cabin Rooms, and another up to 50 guests at the campground and Fort Wells Gray Rustic Cabins.

Wells Gray Ranch has guests from around the world. A large percentage of our guests come from Europe (A, D, NL, F), but also Australia and Canada.

Unfortunately not! We do not have cell phone reception in this Valley.

Wireless Satellite Internet is available for a surcharge at the main building. Please note that as it is satellite access, the connection can be lost from time to time due to weather conditions. We do not have a device for you to use & must supply your own.

Unfortunately yes, during summer mosquitoes and sometimes black flies are common hiking companions. However, at the beginning of August they virtually disappear.

It’s recommended. However, you can decide a day prior what you want to do. In the height of season, spaces on any of the offered excursions are limited and booking ahead is recommended.

There is a TV monitor in the Deluxe Log Cabins only. We do not have TV. You are welcome to rent a movie at the desk. However, it’s our experience you will be so busy you will not have time to watch a movie.

We keep our rides as small as possible. Most rides will have 4-6 guests and one wrangler. Rides never exceed 8 guests.

80% of our guests have never been on a horse before. All of the Wranglers are trained instructors and will help you as much as you need. We strive to suit riders to a horse that will match their ability level. Riding is something we all do here at the ranch and we wish to share this experience with our guests.

We ride through Canadian wilderness, within the park. For your safety and the horse’s safety, all of the rides are guided.

The horses have to go on rocky and rough terrain and therefore it's not suitable to trot or gallop.

Helmets are available for anyone that would like one. Kids 16 years and under are required to wear a helmet while riding.