Discover Wells, BC with this SnowSeekers Q&A

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In search of long line, fresh powder, friendly locals, and epic Instagram-worthy sights and scenes? Then you need to #SkiNorthBC!

Photographer and writer Abby Cooper (@AbbyDells) set out for Northern BC with SnowSeekers’ #SkiNorthBC expedition this winter. She hit 6 different destinations and chronicled her journey. I wanted to find out more about what she experienced, discovered, and what anyone looking for a Northern BC adventure simply cannot miss.

Discover Wells, BC with this Q&A

Photo by Abby Cooper

Read Abby’s Top 5 Reasons to Visit Wells »

Q1. What were your first impressions of Wells?
ABBY: Despite the cooler temps Wells delivered a warm welcome with its brightly colored historical buildings and smiling faces.

Q2. Who was your best local resource for info?
ABBY: Dave Jorgenson of Whitegold Adventures is the best resource for all things related to Wells. His extensive knowledge of the towns history is flawless, even more impressive his ability to cram as many activities into a day as possible. Kite skiing, skating, cross country skiing, fishing, backcountry skiing, whiskey sampling – all of that and more in a day for Dave! When it comes to adventure he’s knows where to go when and what adventures tool to bring to enjoy it most thoroughly.

Photo by Abby Cooper

Q3. What did you find most surprising/unexpected?
ABBY: Adventure starts as soon as you open your front door. You can snowmobile out of your front yard in Wells or cross country ski, or snowshoe to the local pub if you choose. There’s no reason to commute in Wells, the trails start from your accommodations and lead you as far as you’ll let them take you.

Photo by Abby Cooper

Q4. What is a can’t-miss in Stewart?
ABBY: If you have the opportunity, ski touring on the Bowron Lakes with Dave from Whitegold Adventures is truly spectacular! But if an evening is all you have don’t miss a cheeky visit to the Wells Hotel to sample one or many of the 350 types of single malt whiskey.

Q5. What was the most Instagram-worthy moment or place?
ABBY: Sunrise on Jack Of Clubs Lake is gorgeous! Wander out to the middle of the lake to look back at town if it’s froze and watch the whole place light up!

Photo by Abby Cooper

Q6. What would make you go back again and again?
ABBY: Wells serves as the perfect launch pad for winter adventures of all sorts, there’s always more to do, see and sport to try in this neck of BC.

Read Abby’s Top 5 Reasons to Visit Wells »

If you go

  • Explore Barkerville »
  • Call Tourism Quesnel at (250) 992-8716
  • Troll, Quesnel, the District of Wells and Barkerville are destinations along the famed Barkerville Highway (aka Highway 26) – all within the Cariboo Regional District.
  • SnowSeekers has partnered with National Car rental to secure you a SnowSeekers’ preferred rate. Make a reservation online, or with an agent and in the Contract field enter XVC4SNO for a savings that could cover your ski pass cost every day.
  • Get inspired and learn more to what BC has in store for you this winter, search #ExploreBC on social media.

For more on skiing in Northern BC, set a bookmark to check out the #SkiNorthBC expedition page on a regular basis. More stories and videos will be coming out all season long.

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