FALL

itineraries

Long Weekend

Williams Lake

For experienced hikers, hike up Russet Bluff for a view of Williams Lake. Mountain bike on a 20 km round trip from the River Valley parking lot along Williams Creek to where it meets the Fraser River. Use the Downtown Williams Lake app and take a walking tour of the most extensive mural collection in the Cariboo Chilcotin. As you drive into the Cariboo from the south, stop and golf at the expansive 18-hole 108 Mile Golf Club.

Cariboo Regional District

Drive east to Horsefly and walk through the fall colours on the 2.2 km Horsefly Accessible Trail. Continue on to the ghost town, Quesnelle Forks and explore what was once a major supply centre for the Cariboo Gold Rush in the mid to late 1800s. Drive to Ghost Lake where you might see the clash of fall and winter. Continue along the beautiful scenic drive on the Gold Rush Circle Route to Barkerville and Wells and then onward to Quesnel. Please check current weather conditions prior to driving along the Gold Rush Circle Route.

Quesnel

Embark on a self-guided nature scavenger hunt on the trail network at Ten Mile Lake Provincial Park. Stop by the Quesnel Visitor Centre and borrow gold pans to pan for gold in Baker Creek, followed by a warm beverage at a café in West Quesnel. Fly-fish for Rainbow Trout along the edges of Dragon Lake where the fish are plentiful during the early fall.

The outdoor Explorer

100 Mile Park Falls
Explore Cariboo - Driving the Horsefly Road

100 Mile House

Ride on the Gold Rush Snowmobile Trail on your ATVs. The trail starts in 70 Mile House and ends in Horsefly with access points along the way, including a main access point in 100 Mile House. Mountain bike the Stormrider Trails at 99 Mile or hike on the 5.7 km Demonstration Forest and Nature Trail.

Williams Lake First Nation

Walk the scenic River Valley Trail. This extensive trail network will take you through a magnificent canyon with incredible views of the river. Download the Ride the Cariboo app and discover over 100 km of connected trails in the Williams Lake area. Williams Lake First Nation recommends the Fox Mountain Biking Network for its stunning Cariboo scenery and variety of trails for all levels of riding.

Williams Lake

Enjoy the canyon views as you follow Williams Creek on the River Valley Trail 10 km to the convergence of the Fraser River. Join one of our many weekly trail rides or use the Trail Forks app to explore ‘the Shangri-La of mountain biking’ with over 200 km of single track accessed right from town and another 100 km within a 20 minute drive.

Cariboo Regional District

Hike or mountain bike on the Crazy Ant Trail, connecting Highway 97 to Xat’sull Heritage Village. Wayfinding and interpretive signage highlight the historical and cultural significance of the area. Stop in at a local farm along Highway 97 for fresh, seasonal produce.

Quesnel

Hike or mountain bike on the Wonderland Trail Network through lush green forest and enjoy views of Dragon Lake. Download the Trailforks app to navigate the trails. Stop at the Dragon Lake Boat Ramp and canoe, kayak or paddle on the lake. View the ancient “hoodoo” rock formations and overlook Baker Creek at Pinnacles Provincial Park.

Wells

Pack a lunch and hike to the top of Mount Agnes, Mount Murray or Two Sisters and take in the splendor of the Cariboo. Guided hikes are available. Relax and enjoy a delicious meal and take in the local colour in Wells.

 

Family Adventure

Mountain Biking in the Cariboo
Explore Cariboo 10 Mile Lake

100 Mile House

Hike to the dynamic waterfalls at Centennial Park or enjoy the playground, picnic area, tennis courts and skateboard park. Bird watch and photograph wildlife at the 100 Mile Marsh. Dine at a local restaurant.

Cariboo Regional District

Explore the sand dunes and take in the view of the blue-green Chilcotin River at Farwell Canyon.

Williams Lake First Nation

Public skate, swim or soak in the hot tub followed by a Stampeders hockey game at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Take in a fall event hosted by Williams Lake First Nation.

Williams Lake

Visit Scout Island Nature Park where you may spot beavers. Check out Fox Flow, the ultimate family flow trail. It is suitable for run bikes and fun for advanced riders. Get a picture with the big tree at the Tourism Discovery Centre and see if your family can wrap their arms around the base and then take a stroll downtown to enjoy shops and restaurants.

Quesnel

Stop at West Fraser Timber Park to bird watch at the duck pond or bring your gear to play pickleball, tennis or volleyball. Play a game of soccer with the family at the Indoor Sports Centre, the largest free-span turf building in BC. Enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants located downtown.

Wells

Canoe, kayak or fish on Jack of Clubs Lake. Hike through the meadows or the Cornish Mountain network, followed by a visit to a local coffee shop.

 

Art, culture & history seeker

First Nations Regalia at Williams Lake
Arts and Culture in Williams Lake

100 Mile House

Tour the beautiful log home building & the World’s Largest Cross Country Skis at the South Cariboo Visitor Centre. Embark on a self-guided tour of the outdoor murals featured throughout town. Stop in at the unique, local shops on Birch Avenue.

Cariboo Regional District

See the 108 Mile Heritage Site to experience part of the historic Gold Rush Trail. Go to Bridge Lake Ice Caves, where ice builds up in the cracks, holes and small canyons of the bluffs along Bridge Lake.

Williams Lake First Nation

Stop in at the Tourism Discover Centre and tour the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin to learn the rich history of the area. Visit the Williams Lake First Nation office for a tour and immerse yourself within their elegant cultural artifacts.

Williams Lake

Find your wings! Download the Downtown Williams Lake app and get a photo in front of the newest Williams Lake mural where you can have wings, or ride an alligator. Visit the Station House Gallery and get to know the many different artists that call the Cariboo home. Fall is the best time to catch one of the many weekend craft markets.

Quesnel

Visit the Footprints in Stone exhibit at the Quesnel & District Museum & Archives, dedicated to local First Nations culture. Tour the Quesnel Art Gallery to experience local artistic flavour. Enjoy a performance hosted by Quesnel Live Arts at Chuck Mobley Theatre.

Wells

Take in a performance at the Sunset Theatre in Wells, followed by a visit to the Island Mountain Arts Gallery. The vibrant coloured buildings and houses spark creative inspiration as you explore the community.