Transportation & Maps
There are four ways - plane, ferry, bus or car - to access the thousands of lakes, rivers and magnificent stretch of Pacific Ocean coastline that make the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast.
Two commercial airports, located in Williams Lake and Quesnel, service ther region. Both lie in the heart of Cariboo country.
Catching a ferry is an ideal way to make the unforgettable journey up or down the coast along the Discovery Coast Passage. It departs from Port Hardy on the northern tip of Vancouver Island and travels to Bella Coola. The route cruises through a dramatic archipelago of rainforest-draped islands and inlets, past snow-capped mountains and remote villages.
Getting around the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region by scheduled and chartered planes is simple, as it is by bus and car. The region's only north-south artery is Highway 97 which runs 443km/275mi between Cache Creek and Prince George. This well-maintained road is the Cariboo lifeline and all the region's major towns are located along it. Along the coast, people often travel by ferry; BC Ferries offers service to several remote coastal areas.
The network of Visitor Centres in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast offer up-to-date maps and travel information.