Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Did You Know?

  • The historic Gold Rush town of Barkerville is Western Canada’s largest heritage attraction, complete with 107 restored heritage buildings.
  • The Chilko River is a world-renowned whitewater rafting destination, and offers one of North America’s longest durations of Class 3, 4 and 5 rapids.
  • A professional rodeo that includes bull riding, steer wrestling and bareback riding, the famous Williams Lake Stampede rolls out every year for Canada Day (July 1st), as it has done since 1920.
  • BC’s highest peak is Mt. Waddington at 4,016 metres (13,176 feet), and has been compared by climbers to Mont Blanc in the French/Italian Alps.
  • Follow “The Fishing Highway” (Highway 24) to access more than 100 lakes teeming with rainbow trout, kokanee, lake trout and burbot.

The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region is truly a land without limits. This little-known region in BC is all about outdoor adventure, unique communities and interesting characters.

Stretching across central British Columbia, beginning one hour north of Whistler, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast extends from the wild fjords of the Central Pacific Coast to the gold-laden Cariboo Mountains, with infinite forests, pristine lakes, craggy peaks and the golden, grassy plains of the Chilcotin Plateau set in between.

Remote but luxurious guest ranches remain a favourite way for visitors to experience this unique land; following a day's exploration by horseback, adventurers retreat to a beautiful spa to rest saddle-weary muscles.

From world-class heli-skiing and fishing to wildlife viewing and the historic Gold Rush Trail, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region delivers mountains of adventure.

Geoff Moore
Regional Media Relations Representative
Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association
#204-350 Barnard St.
Williams Lake, BC V2G 4T9
Phone: 250-392-2226 ext 206

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