This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Clearwater.
Clearwater is known as the gateway to the stunning Wells Gray Provincial Park. This small town is also a major hub for outdoor activities. From kayaking to skiing and hiking, Clearwater has something to please every outdoor adventurer. Clearwater is situated in the province of British Columbia of western Canada. The town is about halfway between Vancouver and Jasper and can easily be reached by car or bus.
Though Clearwater is a small town, its commercial centre is expanding. Clearwater now has a couple of supermarkets, some good restaurants, shops and a good visitor information centre. Aside from the provincial park, Clearwater also is in close proximity to many historical and heritage sites. The town is the largest in the North Thompson Valley, making it the ideal place to base yourself and explore the surrounding area.
There are many accommodation options in Clearwater, something for each budget and traveler type. Whether you are looking for a log cabin, apartment, guesthouse, hostel, camp or RV site, Clearwater will have it. Clearwater hostels are amongst the most budget-friendly, particularly for solo travelers. Clearwater hostels provide a clean environment, comfortable beds, complimentary wifi and a relaxing vibe. Not all hostels in Clearwater will provide breakfast, so keep in mind that there are a few restaurants in the town when it’s time to refuel.
Hostels can usually help provide information about activities in and around the area, including hikes and kayak trips into Wells Gray Provincial Park. If you plan on traveling on a national holiday or during the peak season (July and August), then it's recommended to book your accommodation in advance as vacancies fill up.
Whether you love nature, adventure, or just relaxing by a log fire with a cup of hot coco, Clearwater will have something to offer every type of traveler.
Written by local enthusiast for Clearwater hostelsKelly Sheldrick