Wells – the artistic heart of the Cariboo

May 8, 2013


Nestled in the mountains of the Cariboo region, the community of Wells, B.C. has a long tradition of promoting and investing in the arts.

During the area’s second gold rush of the 1930s, local mining companies in the area sought to attract miners with musical talents as a strategy to build community and company spirit. A place of art, history and adventure, Wells is a destination for enthusiasts of the arts and the outdoors.

Wells boasts the ArtsWells Festival, held each year in early August and the Annual School of the Arts, which attracts students and instructors internationally.

Visitors and residents have year-round access to the natural wilderness, enjoying opportunities for world-class mountain biking, hiking, crosscountry skiing, snowshoeing, dogsledding and snowmobiling.

To learn more about this diverse community, visit Northern Development’s website.