District of Wells

Art. History. Adventure.

Getting Here

Located one day’s drive north of Vancouver along BC’s famous Gold Rush Trail, the Wells, Barkerville, Bowron Lakes area is easily accessible by any number of transportation options.

Whether you are driving, flying, taking the bus or taking the train, you're never very far away from one of the top tourist destinations in western Canada.

How to find us

By road: from Quesnel on Highway 97, turn east on Highway 26 and travel 74 km to Wells, 82 km to Barkerville and 120 km to Bowron Lake. Please note that the summer backroad from Likely via 3100 road is unavailable until fall of 2012. Also, please note that the route from Purden Lake (Hwy 16) through to Bowron Lake via Crazy Creek shown on Google Maps is unaccessible by vehicle.

By air: nearby Quesnel and Prince George are serviced by:

Central Mountain Air  (flycma.com) service from Vancouver

Westjet (westjet.com) service from Vancouver and Edmonton

Air Canada (aircanada.com) serves Prince George from Vancouver 5 times a day and also has a codeshare agreement with Central Mountain Air that opens up the world to the Wells.

By ride share: If you can't reach us by car or air, maybe HitchPlanet's rideshare is the option for you. HitchPlanet is a local rideshare community that helps drivers with empty seats connect with people in need of rides. HitchPlanet's mission is helping people go places together to optimize costs and offset their environmental footprint. The site boasts over 11,000 members and offers regular rides in BC and other provinces.

HitchPlanet isn't only for people looking for rides. If you are headed this way, you can also post your trip, split travel costs and make new friends.

By bus: whether you arrive to Quesnel by bus or plane, if it is Thursday, you can take public transit all the way to Wells. Click here for the current schedule.

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