Where to Shop
Frog on the Bog has unique gifts, from comfy plaid or wool sweaters to jewelry and stylish hats, along with an ice cream parlour and sturdy Wi-Fi. Jack O Clubs next door is your one-stop shop. It’s a general store, post office, and pub with a live entertainment stage.
Where to Eat
The coffee in Wells is amazing. Whether you sit and enjoy a cup at the Bear’s Paw Cafe on the main highway after browsing the Frog in the Bog gift shop, or if Claire whips you up a cappuccino at Amazing Space, you won’t be disappointed - or left with any caffeine cravings.
For supper, head to the Pooley St. Cafe located in the Wells Hotel. When I told my hosts and new friends that I was dining there during my stay, the general reply was: “Oooh, you’ll love it!” It’s offers big city cuisine meets Wells-inspired dishes: Apricot, apple and cherry wood-smoked chicken lollipops; roast rack of lamb with a rich rosemary demi-glace, served with a fresh, local picked morel mushroom and caramelized onion sauté on a bed of spinach. I loved it.
If You Go
Start planning your adventures in Wells, B.C. at its tourism website.
Wells is found along the Gold Rush Trail - which links several of these funky communities together. Chris Wheeler made the trek, producing this video to give you a better idea to what’s in store: