Family Vacations in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
Natural Wonders
Outdoor Recreation
Wildlife Viewing
Stretching across British Columbia from the Cariboo Mountains to the sparkling Pacific lays a spectacular region full of natural beauty, history, culture and endless adventures. Three distinct regions, each with their own individual personality, make up this breathtaking region. The serene, lush, Cariboo sprawling between the Cariboo Mountains to the east and the Fraser River to the west; the romantic grassland plateau that is the Chilcotin; and the Coast, a beautiful and wild landscape that plunges into the Pacific Ocean. From a step back in time to visit old ghost towns along the Gold Rush Trail, riding off into the sunset at one of the areas many guest ranches, or experiencing some of the finest outdoor adventures Canada has to offer, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast truly is a land without limits.

You'll find natural wonders like British Columbia's highest peak - 4016 meter (13,175 foot) Mount Waddington - and the world's deepest fjord lake, Quesnel Lake. Hunlen Falls is Canada's third highest single-drop waterfall, while glacially-fed Chilko Lake is the largest high-altitude lake in North America. The rare white Kermode Bear or "Spirit Bear" may be sighted on Princess Royal Island near Klemtu. The Junction Sheep Range Park is home to almost 600 California bighorn sheep, thought to be the largest herd in North America. Tweedsmuir Provincial Park (British Columbia's largest, spanning 981,000 hectares) offers flower-carpeted meadows, glacier-draped mountains, tumbling waterfalls and old growth forests. The Williams Lake Stampede is the second largest rodeo in Canada. Visit Barkerville Historic Town - British Columbia's Gold Rush Town. Experience one of our many family friendly cultural events and festivals such as the Traditional Father's Day Pow-Wow in Williams Lake or the Discovery Coast Music Festival in August.

An enticing and irresistible place that continues to lure those with a yen for discovery, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is truly a destination for those seeking endless outdoor adventures. Hike the open grasslands or explore far-reaching alpine areas. Take a rafting trip on the churning whitewater of the world renowned Chilko River, or jet boat on the mighty Fraser River. Mountain bike the extensive playground of trails surrounding Williams Lake. Kayak the Cariboo and Quesnel Rivers or canoe the Bowron and Turner Lake chains. Go trekking on horseback, experience First Nations traditions, or see mystical hoodoo formations and scenic sand dunes at Farwell Canyon. This region is angler's country - one of the most productive and diverse fishing destinations in BC. Highway 24 is known as "The Fishing Highway", and several of the rivers slicing through this country are among Canada's finest fly-fishing streams.

The Bella Coola Valley and surrounding coast is renowned as an adventure wonderland with everything from alpine hikes, heli-skiing and wildlife sighting to boating and both salt and freshwater fishing. Extend your trip and experience the Discovery Coast Cariboo Circle Tour. This driving route includes an exciting journey on B.C. Ferries from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island to Bella Coola. Visitors then experience the beauty of the "Freedom Highway" from Bella Coola to Williams Lake continuing south through 100 Mile House, Clinton, Lillooet and on to Whistler and Vancouver.

Plan your next getaway in our region and experience the diversity of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. You won't be disappointed. The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast delivers.

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism
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