CARIBOO CHILCOTIN COAST DELIVERS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.