Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

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The vast landscape of the Cariboo Chilcotin stretches from the Pacific Ocean to the Cariboo Mountains, and is dotted with clear lakes and rivers, forests, craggy peaks, unspoiled waterfalls and golden plains. The region, now sparsely populated, once bustled with miners, cowboys and prospectors searching for adventure and riches during the gold rush. Here, you can follow the Cariboo Wagon Road on the Gold Rush Trail and visit historic towns like Barkerville, which has over 125 historic buildings in its streetscape. You can explore BC’s largest park, Tweedsmuir, and enjoy the legendary fishing offered by its many lakes and rivers. Visit a guest ranch, paddle along the legendary Bowron Lake canoe circuit, see ancient hoodoos and volcanic mountains in the Chilcotin, kayak the central coast, golf on one of many courses, and discover off-the-beaten-track dining options.

Top 5 things to do

  • Pan for gold
  • Try geocashing
  • Attend a rodeo
  • Try your hand at nature photography
  • Take in a festival