Clearwater is a community with an approximate population of 2,500 and has a surrounding catchment population of approximately 5,000.
Recreational opportunities abound in the area with up-to-date facilities and some of the most spectacular scenery and wilderness in the country. Within Wells Gray Park, experience the stunning vistas of high mountains, deep canyons, volcanic cones, brooding old-growth forests and raging white-water rivers.
Clearwater's relaxing lifestyle is well suited for young working families and those looking for a slower pace of life. The community offers a safe and peaceful environment with all the amenities of a sustainable community including education, health care, and recreational opportunities. Education is available from kindergarten to Grade 12 with available post-secondary opportunities. The community has its own hospital and medical clinic that provide service to the surrounding area.
Clearwater’s economy is based mainly in forestry and tourism, with tourism experiencing significant growth as travelers from around the world flock to the wilderness that surrounds the community.
Drive times to major centres are approximately one and a half hours to Kamloops (120 km), eight and a half hours to Calgary (805 km), and three and a half hours to Kelowna (300 km).