TRAVEL ADVISORY: On August 4th the Mount Polley mine tailings pond dam in the North Cariboo Region of British Columbia was breached, resulting in a precautionary water use ban in the immediate area while officials determined the actual extent of the environmental impacts.
UPDATE: On August 12th BC’s Interior Health announced that it has almost entirely rescinded the previous water restrictions. For details, please visit the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) Emergency Operations Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CRDemergencyoperations.
At this time, all tourism businesses in the affected area and the entire region remain open, operational, and ready to welcome guests.
If your vacation plans include travelling to, or through, this area of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, the most up-to-date information including maps can be found on the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) Emergency Operations Facebook page as noted above, the Cariboo Regional District website www.cariboord.ca, or by calling 250-398-5581.
Thank you and enjoy your travels.
The vast landscape of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast stretches from the wildness of the Pacific coast to the rolling Cariboo Mountains.
Set in between are forests, hidden lakes, craggy peaks and golden plains. Tweedsmuir Provincial Park - BC's largest - calls this region home.
This is a region with a past rich in the spirit of adventure, a land settled by entrepreneurs and outdoor enthusiasts, artists and explorers. Hit the trail at one of the many guest ranches, chat with a costumed interpreter at an historic site, or pick up something beautiful at a studio or gallery in an artistic little town. Canoe the legendary Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit, kayak the central coast, or catch a whopper along the Fishing Highway.
Explore the Gold Rush Trail and cowboy history in the Cariboo, see ancient hoodoos and volcanic mountains in the Chilcotin, or discover deep fjords and Aboriginal culture on the coast.