Wells Gray Provincial Park

The hike through the wildflower meadows of Trophy Mountain in Wells Gray Provincial Park has been called A Hike to Remember. That’s indeed the case, as it is one of the best mass displays of wildflowers in British Columbia. In typical years, it peaks in early August, but thanks to the heavy snows and cool spring locally, it was delayed a couple weeks. Earlier in the year, about a month preceding this swath of colours, the hillsides are covered in yellow from the Erythronium grandiflorum (which I’ve not seen).

By the way, for those who don’t often read comments from previous entries, you may have missed that you can click on the photographs on BPotD, and then sometimes enlarge them again (the square grey box in the upper right corner of the image).

Wells Gray Provincial Park
Wells Gray Provincial Park
Wells Gray Provincial Park

14 responses to “Wells Gray Provincial Park”

  1. Steve

    Pretty…still don’t beat a Texas countryside with spring bluebonnets after a good rain!

  2. Bob

    OH MY!!!! I have been seeing these pic’s for several years and didn’t know that trick….. boy have I missed some wonderful shots… thank you.
    Bob, Fort Myers, FL

  3. sergioniebla

    Hermoso!!! Los mejores espectáculos nos los brinda gratuitamente nuestra madre naturaleza!!

  4. Norm Jensen

    Stunning displays! Thanks, Daniel. Would love to know what the flowers are….the Castilleja, the Lupinus, and the rest. What an amazing botanical year this is, at least in NW North America. I’ve seen things blooming or in fruit the last few days that normally are all done by early July.

  5. Daniel Mosquin

    Abies lasiocarpa, subalpine fir
    Lupinus arcticus, arctic lupine
    Valeriana sitchensis, Sitka valerian
    Erigeron glacialis var. glacialis, showy daisy
    Castilleja is either miniata or rhexifolia, apparently there’s a lot of hybridization going on with the genus there.
    There are a few other things in the photos here and there, I can identify some of those as well if you like, though I have to look at the photos closely to spot them.
    I’m pulling the names (particularly of the Erigeron) from Björk and Goward’s Vascular Plants in Wells Gray via their Ways of Enlichenment site.

  6. Norm Jensen

    Thanks, Daniel, that does just fine. And thanks, too, for the
    Enlichenment
    site – what interesting stuff!

  7. Michael Aman

    Every ordinary day deserves a bright spot. Thanks for being that for me today. This inspires me to want to recover from recent orthopedic surgery, hike Mt. Washington, NH once more and take photos of its alpine meadows which are limited in size but breathtaking in June.

  8. Cyndy Henderson

    Hello ~ For years I have enjoyed Cornwall Hills Provincial Park as my desktop, but Wells Gray might just be my new choice!! Thank you for the wonderful photos, Daniel, most appreciated!

  9. Dr R K S Rathore

    It looks like valley of flowers

  10. Janet A.

    Just spectacular, Daniel! Thanks for sharing these lovely photos. Could the red-pink flowers in the middle picture be Owl’s Clover of some kind?

  11. Irma in Sweden

    Just so wonderful. Want to be there to explore all this bounty of wildflowers and to just enjoy the wonderful nature!

  12. elizabeth a airhart

    just beautiful just breathtakeing monet in his glory
    i would think i can hear the sound of paint boxes
    being opened all around the world.
    a fairy cradled in each bloom,
    to all who pass the charmed spot
    whispers in warning friend admire
    but touch me not
    leave me to bloosom where i sprung
    a joy untarnished shall i seem
    pluck me,and i you shall dispel the charm
    and blur the dream
    thank you daniel and company

  13. Daniel Mosquin

    Christina, those are one of the Castilleja (paintbrush) species — but they are closely related to the owl’s-clovers.

  14. phillip

    …’ to be a bee..or not to be a bee..that is the question ‘
    yum…wildflower honey..!

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