Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

 

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Sandwiched between the southern region and the North of British Columbia, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region of the province is made up of three distinct regions – the Cariboo, the Chilcotin and the Coastal Regions.  

The Cariboo region the place to discover some of Canada’s most defining historical moments and meeting incredible people who are passionate about the wild places they call home. Nordic ski through a forest or paddle across marshes and lakes, where it’s surprising to find another soul. Communities like Williams Lake, 100 Mile House and Quesnel have their own charm, and many opportunities to unlock a bounty of outdoor and cultural adventures.  

The Chilcotin region is place that evokes images of Canada’s past surrounded by some spectacular natural beauty - from waterfalls to hoodoos. And it’s all just a four-hour drive from Vancouver.  
Keep heading west and you’ll be at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. There is a lifetime of exploring to do along this coast rich in biodiversity. The Great Bear Rainforest, alone, is a treasure of remote islands and settlements that will make you feel you’re in a magical place and think, could this really be Canada?

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British Columbia
  • Horsefly

    Chances are if you pop into a cafe, boutique, or gift shop in the Cariboo, you’ll see Pharis and Jason Romero’s latest album on display. The darlings of Horsefly, B.C. - and Juno-award winners for traditional roots album of the year in 2016, have recently released Sweet Old Religion - and just in time to headline the annual Arts on the Fly Festival in Horsefly.

  • Quesnel

    “We had the first bathtub in town,” Barb Dodge said from behind her laptop. I did a double-take and looked at my surroundings. I was in an office at the RBC Building on St. Laurent Ave. in Quesnel, B.C. Barb, the branch manager, had brought in some old archival photos mounted to cardboard along with an original scale they used back in the days when they accepted gold at the bank.

  • 100 Mile House

    The Hot July Nights (July 13-15, 2018) car and bike show is fast-approaching but as you head up or down Highway 97 this season, consider exploring 100 Mile House from a unique angle - from the water. Whether you’re out at the family cabin by the lake, or right in town.

     

  • On a bright summer morning, Williams Lake - the Mural Capital of the Cariboo - was buzzing, and the Cariboo Arts and Culture Centre was the main hive of activity.

  • So everyone thought Kevin Costner was crazy, plowing over his cornfield to build a baseball park. Sharing that “build it and they will come spirit,” runs deep in the Cariboo Chilcotin. All that is missing is you; jump into history, saddle up, prepare to soar, and spin your wheels.

     

  • So everyone thought Kevin Costner was crazy, plowing over his cornfield to build a baseball park. Sharing that “build it and they will come spirit,” runs deep in the Cariboo Chilcotin. All that is missing is you; jump into history, saddle up, prepare to soar, and spin your wheels.

  • This is a tale of two types of horsepower: My four-legged horse, General, and Phil Pogue’s 1937 Dodge Rumble Seat Coupe – with the power of about 245 horses – in 100 Mile House, BC. Both were fun to ride (I got the rumble seat in the coupe) and both showcased the Cariboo region, past and present. #ExploreCariboo