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District of Wells

About District of Wells

The District of Wells is a small municipality in the Cariboo Regional District of British Columbia. Nestled in the Cariboo Mountains, it is a beautiful place to live, work and play.

The area around Wells had two gold rushes. The first created Barkerville while the second, in the 1930’s created Wells. The town was originally a company townsite for the Cariboo Gold Quartz Mine and reached it’s largest population size of over 4000 in the 1940s. The town takes pride in its history and many of the unique heritage buildings have been preserved and restored.

Over the years, Wells has attracted artists of all types and has encouraged the creativity of its youth. The result is that art is now an essential part of our identity.