Wells Gray Outdoors Club

Our Club has 28 km of trails known as the Candle Creek Ski Trails in Clearwater, BC. We have a number of connecting trails which provide a large variety of routes. In the summer our Candle Creek mountain bike trails are now open! In the winter, most of our trails are set with our state-of-the-art PistenBully 100 and this year we have added a large snowmobile to assist in track setting. So look forward to some great skiing!

Some upcoming events:

Candle Creek Half Marathon Poster

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Here is the newly completed Raft Rim trail on the map.
And on Trailforks www.trailforks.com/trails/raft-rim/
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The Raft Rim trail is complete and open for riding. It is a two way blue trail with some fast featured descending and some sections of steep climbing and technical challenge. Beautiful singletrack XC section along the Rim. Yes be aware of cliff edges !
Keep in mind new trail edges are soft - take it easy until the trail sets in.

Thanks to all the quality work of trail crews Josh Traub - Cal's Corner, and DBP Construction Services. Top notch trail.
And HUGE thanks to our funding sponsors Wells Gray Community Forests, Thompson-Nicola Regional District, Rec Sites Trails BC, Kamloops Blazers - investing in community. In partnership with Simpcw - McBride to Barriere Mtn Bike Recreation & Tourism Initiative @tourismwellsgray

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Crews are working hard putting the finishing touches on the Raft Rim Trail.
If you are riding fresh trail work remember edges are soft - please take it easy and do not damage trail work.
And hold off on that strava until the trail has a chance to 'mature' and firm up!

Thankyou. Happy Trails.
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Enjoy our trails!

All non-members are welcome to use the trails. The $10 fee can be dropped off in our conveniently located box at the trail head.

Or become a member. Only $20 for a mountain bike membership or a bit more for a full year’s pass. Early Bird pricing in effect now until Nov. 30, 2017.

Payments can also be made by email transfer to: payments@wellsgrayoutdoorsclub.ca or via Paypal.

The Birchleg Ski Event

The Legend

The Birchleg is a fun ski event in early February re-enacting a cross country ski trip made by two Viking warriors in the 13th Century. King Haakon of Norway was murdered in 1204 during a time of civil war. The King’s infant son was in immediate peril of the same fate. Two Viking warriors loyal to their dead king and his heir took the baby to safety in Trondheim. Their flight was in midwinter, skiing 55 kilometres across the mountains. Holding the child secure behind a shield, these warriors were armed with a battle-axe and spears. young Haakon Haakonson grew to adulthood in safety, returning to Norway to claim his father’s throne.

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Birchleg - Feb 2, 2019
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“Here is to all of you hard working volunteers who put on such a great event. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and my friends that came along did as well. We were full of praise on our way home to Kamloops. My personal opinion is that all was most terrifically well organised, fun, lots of work went into preparing, great shape of the trails, including some luck with the weather, lovely, tasty food, even a free beer each, very special tasty desert, and kudos to Jean Nelson for being cook and server. Great community spirit was noticeable everywhere. You could not have done any better, very friendly people, great costuming, making we want to contribute next year in thinking of something ‘Nordic’ and Birch leggy. Well done and thank you all.”
~ Sigi White from Kamloops

“To the organizers, volunteers, groomers, Search & Rescue members and the enthusiastic members of your club: Thank you for a fun day yesterday at the Birch Leg. We enjoyed the day: the people were friendly, the costumes were great, and the food was excellent. And you arranged for very good snow conditions. It was a fun day. We are thinking about costumes for next year.”
~ Kathy & Jim Brand, Kamloops.

Clearwater Times 2018 article:  Vikings rampage on Candle Creek Trails

Mountain Biking

We have 13 km of mountain and xc trails. It’s not just downhill. 4 km are green – easy.

The new trail above the warming hut offers great valley views. The Ridge Loop is complete (summer 2015). It is easy riding for everyone and rides well in both directions. The Ridge Loop and Fiddlers Green are new trails (2017) that also offer great hiking. … read on.