Camping at Wells

ArtsWells Weekend camping passes (if available) are $20 per person for the full weekend; $20 for a tent camping pass which includes one person, $40 per RV camping Pass which includes one person. ArtsWells Camping passes must be purchased for each additional person camping. Each patron who pays a camping pass will get a camping wristband at the Box office.

There are two camping areas; One in the ball diamond is family/quiet camping & the other is a General Camping area behind the Bears Paw Venue.

  • Camping passes are now available by phone (1-866-943-8849) and online through Ticket Break.

  • Please note, there is an extra charge of $2.50 per order for telephone sales.

Book early if you want to guarantee a spot for the weekend. The ArtsWells camping has portable toilets and access to non-potable water. It does not have hook ups for RVs or access to showers, however there are private camping sites in Wells that do have access (see list below).


  • There is no cellular reception in Wells. There is a payphone at the Wells Hotel that you may use. In an emergency, you will be able to use the phone at the IMA office on Pooley Street.
  • There are limited food, drink, toiletry supplies in Wells. Please come prepared.
  • Alcoholic beverages are sold as off-sales in the Wells Hotel and at the Legion.
  • Alternative Accommodations in Wells and Barkerville

The ArtsWells festival weekend gets very busy so please book early.

Non-ArtsWells Camping and RV sites:

  • Cariboo Joy’s RV Park: Tended season-round RV park with bathroom and shower facilities. No tenting, RVs only.
  • Barkerville Campgrounds: Many camping sites within 3km of Barkerville. These campsites are a 20 minute bike ride or 5 minute drive from Wells. Fire pits, flush toilets, coin operated showers, and a playground at Lowhee!
  • Nugget Hills RV Park & Camping: RV water and electrical hook-ups, & showers.

Indoor Accommodations in Wells and Barkerville:

  • The Wells Hotel: Historical Wells Hotel on Pooley Street with a pub, restaurant, and cafe on the main floor. One of the venues during the ArtsWells festival.
  • The Hubs Motel Across the street from the Bear’s Paw. Book early.
  • The White Cap Motor Inn: Room Available book early.
  • St. George Hotel B&B, Barkerville: Stay right in historic Barkerville
  • The Kelly and King House B&B, Barkerville:  Stay right in historic Barkerville

Please call the IMA office for more information. 1(800)442-2787

Thank you to all the ArtsWells sponsors!