Following the path of the Fraser River up to the Cariboo Plateau and Mountains, this diverse countryside was once Gold country.
The Gold Rush Trail follows the path of prospectors who came in search of adventure and wealth. Today, the Barkerville Historic Town recounts the past in a recreated 1860s boomtown. Throughout the area, spirit of adventure remains, and outdoor adventure activities abound.
Adventure & Outdoors
From white-water rafting and mountain biking to waterfalls and Indigenous activities, this lesser-known region offers plenty to do.
Classic winter activities like snowshoeing and cross-country skiing bring couples together in BC's Cariboo Chilcotin Coast.
Things To Do
It doesn't require a lot of effort to reach these beautiful winter views in British Columbia
Attractions & Sightseeing
Where to see seasonal festive holiday lights in BC. Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria. Butchart Gardens, VanDusen Gardens, Grouse Mountain, Olympic Village.
Scenic Highway 1 through the dramatic Fraser Canyon leads to the open spaces of the Cariboo Plateau. Route 97 is the main north-south route through the region, but many visitors will want to linger in the many lakes and ranches that stretch to the east. Route 24 is known as ‘The Fishing Highway’ with plenty of lakeside resorts to visit.
The Cariboo is a popular destination for guest ranches and fishing vacations, as well as multi-day paddles on the Bowron Lake or Turner Lake canoe circuits. Others prefer to hit the open road by car or RV, stopping along the way at places like ranching town Clinton, riverside Quesnel or frontier city Williams Lake.