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Located 82 kilometers east of Quesnel and just 8 kilometers west of Barkerville, Wells is a picturesque little town nestled in the sub-alpine paradise of the Cariboo Mountains. Wells first emerged during the depression years, when many communities in the area were near collapse. Underground hard-rock mining fuelled the town’s economic boom throughout the 1930s and 40s. Its glory days, however, were short-lived and if weren’t for a few hundred die-hard residents Wells certainly would have become ghost town. Today Wells is a charming tight-knit community with a unique western feel. Art galleries, an art school, and other tourism-related services, particularly for the visitors to Barkerville, are the current bedrock for the town.

The wilderness surrounding Wells is some of the best in B.C. for camping, hiking, cross-country skiing and wildlife viewing. For more information head to the Wells Museum and Visitor Information Center located at the West entrance to town.