The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast was discovered during the gold rush a century and a half ago and offers visitors a true “Wild West” experience. The region is built for exploration and discovery. From lazy days in the saddle to the chance to make your own little gold strike, set up camp at one of the region’s spectacular provincial parks and let the adventures begin!T he Cariboo has the world-renowned Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit, Barkerville Historic Town and a section of highway known as the “fishing highway” (Highway 24 between Lone Butte and Little Fort). The road has more than 100 lakes within an hours’ drive. Set up base camp at Bridge Lake and Green Lake to experience this region.
The Chilcotin stretches west beyond the Fraser River to the peaks of the Coast Mountain Range. Visitors can hike beyond the trails, fish in isolated lakes and raft thrilling whitewater. Don’t miss the volcanic mountains of Tweedsmuir (South) Provincial Park, one of B.C.’s last truly great wilderness areas. The park has enough access points to make it worth the trip for even the average outdoor enthusiast.
The Coast offers adventurers wanting to get off the well-trod beaten path over 15,000 km of awe-inspiring coastline scattered with coves, inlets and rocky shores. The Coast has some of the world’s best saltwater fishing and wildlife viewing of sea birds, whales and porpoises.