A group of friends walking on a bridge (Patrice Halley photo)
Many of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast's historic sites and museums tip their (cowboy) hat to western culture, ranches, rodeos and the 1860s gold rush.
Drive past rolling grasslands, mountain peaks, lakes, ghost towns and heritage sites. Along the way, stop at view points to see steep-walled canyons, hoodoos and maybe even a bighorn sheep hopping between the rocks.
Barkerville Historic Town, the largest historic site in western North America, recreates a gold rush boomtown. More gold rush era history is on display at Cottonwood House. For ranching and cowboy related attractions, head to the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin or visit Williams Lake during the big Williams Lake Stampede.