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Your home base for BC’s Cariboo Gold Rush Town of Barkerville, western North America’s largest historic site;
Bowron Lakes Provincial Park, one of the top canoeing destinations and canoe circuit in the world;
Many miles of hiking, biking and ATV/snowmobile trails; and our charming 1930s village!

Enjoy the simple elegance of one of British Columbia’s newly renovated heritage country inns. Offering cozy accommodation, baths in every room, and many other improvements!

In the tiny mountain village of Wells, near the historic Gold Rush Town of Barkerville, British Columbia, the grand old Wells Hotel is restored!

Crackling fireplaces faced with gold ore from the old Gold Rush mines. Cozy guest rooms with original artworks. Fir and birch wood flooring. 1930s photographs and artifacts.

Relax in the Wells Hotel 1930s pub. Unwind by the fireplaces and read that book you’ve been meaning to read, sipping a tasty drink.

The Cariboo Mountains are your playground. These are the same mountains from which flowed the creeks that spawned the world famous Cariboo Gold Rush and made Barkerville the largest city north of San Francisco in the 1860’s. Today you can visit the restored historic town of Barkerville, just minutes away. Try your hand at panning for gold, visit Judge Begbie’s courthouse, and witness history come to life in the dozens of living exhibits. Then, go walking, mountain biking, snowmobiling, or x-country skiing from our front door. Canoe the world famous Bowron Lakes Canoe Circuit in Bowron Lake Provincial Park. Visit Troll Ski Resort only 20 minutes away, or explore the old streets of our village.

You’ll find the lodging unique, the accommodations complete, the guest rooms comfy and our staff friendly. Our unique country inn is the perfect lodgings for recharging, romancing or relaxing with your friends, and great for meetings and celebrations.

The Wells Hotel has implemented additional processes to help protect the safety of guests and team members.

In accordance with guidelines established by WorkSafe BC and best practices outlined by the BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association and BC Hotel Association, the Wells Hotel team has put into effect physical distancing measures, reduced capacity in Cafe and Pub by 50%, adapted serving practises and developed enhanced cleaning protocols.
For details of these measures please contact the Hotel at 1-800-860-2299 or

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“Thank you for an incredible experience at a very special hotel. The extra little “touches” were noticed and made our stay all the more special! We loved the photographs of an “older” town and enjoyed the natural wood (and) fireplaces. Nothing has compared (to our weekend with you) . . . not even a weekend at the Empress in Victoria – in fact, it paled by comparison.”
Daly family, Prince George, BC


The Wells Hotel
Box 39, Wells BC, V0K 2R0 Canada
Tel: (250) 994-3427 Fax: (250) 994-3494