Wells Gray Provincial Park is closed for wildfire

Published on : Tuesday, July 11, 2017

header5Wells Gray Provincial Park, one of the popular parks in located in east-central British Columbia, Canada is temporarily closed due to wildfire.



The Visitor Centre Manager of Wells Gray Provincial Park, Tay Briggs on 9th July announced that this spectacular wilderness area is closed because of the extreme fire hazard.



Wells Gray Provincial Park encompasses 60 % of the drainage basin of the Clearwater River and most water that originates in the park flows into this river. This is a large park with wilderness and it is a popular park in the province closed by giving a short notice on Sunday.



While there are no fires close to the 560,000-hectare park, access of the tourists is limited to a single road that would become clogged in the event of a fire.



Due to this wildfire, the tourism and the adventure sports are deeply affected. The tour operators and travel agents, who are dependent on the wilderness appeal for the accumulation of the tourists, are now losing their economic base. The access here is restricted and this closure affected those who want a short break to spend their days near the waterfalls and the wildlife.



Hiking-tour operator Wells Gray Adventures said that they are now losing their business. People are cancelling, everybody wants their money back.



It is noted that Wells Gray Provincial Park generates $35-million-per-year in tourism industry, which has been experiencing rapid growth and this wildlife is now becoming a new hazard for its growth and development. With this closure, the hiking, trekking and white water rafting, kayaking are now closed for the infinite times.

There are many popular tourist spots within Wells Gray Provincial Park, such as the 108 Mile Ranch and Logan Lake are hit by evacuations or restricted by road closures within B.C.’s Highway 97 corridor. These tourist spots are also hit by this environmental hazard.


Tags: , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo


  • 02 WTM London 2018
  • 03 imexamerica 2018
  • 07 miltcongress 2018
  • 08 theleisureshow 18
  • 09 cibtm 2018
  • 09 Seatrade Cruise Med 2018
  • 10 ITE-HCMC 2018
  • 13 aite 2018
  • 15 TravelDaily TDC 18
  • 16 OTDYKH 2018
  • 17 Hotel Show dubai 18
  • 18 hospitalityqatar 18
  • 18 Hotel Management Asia Summit 2018
  • 18 thincindonesia 2018
  • 19 bricsaconsulting 2018
  • 20 CITE_TTW 2018
  • 20 europecongress 18
  • 20 sahicsouthamerica 2018
  • 21 bitmchina 2018
  • 22 Hotel Management Singapore Summit 18
  • 23 PTM 2018
  • 30 PATA


Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com