winter

itineraries

Long Weekend

Quesnel

Breathe in the fresh mountain air while skiing or snowboarding at Troll Resort, 44 km east of Quesnel. Equipment rentals are available. End your day with dinner and a movie downtown Quesnel or a performance hosted by Quesnel Live Arts.

Cariboo Regional District

Bring your auger and fishing gear and stop at McLeese Lake for a few hours of ice-fishing before continuing on to Williams Lake.

Williams Lake

Head to Scout Island for a walk through the winter wonderland where you are likely to see deer who take up winter residence on the island.

Bring your toboggan to sled on the hills. Download the Downtown Williams Lake app and take a stroll downtown to shop in boutiques and enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants in the area.

The outdoor Explorer

100 Mile Park Falls
Explore Cariboo in the winter

100 Mile House

Cross-country ski or snowshoe on groomed trails at the 100 Mile Nordics Ski Club or explore with speed on the Gold Rush Snowmobile Trail, followed by dinner at a local restaurant. 

Cariboo Regional District

Explore Mount Timothy Recreation Resort on skis or snowboard, approximately 30 minutes from Lac La Hache. 

Williams Lake First Nation

Enjoy a day of pond hockey on Williams Lake where local residents clear large skating areas. After a competitive game of shinny, be sure to warm up in one of the many cozy cafes in downtown Williams Lake

Williams Lake

Follow Williams Creek on a hike along the River Valley Trail. Cross country ski at Bull Mountain. Take a stroll downtown to shop in boutiques and enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants in the area.

Quesnel

Cross-country ski or snowshoe at Hallis Lake on a maintained trail system that covers 75 km of trail. Stop at the Dragon Lake Boat Ramp to ice-fish for Rainbow Trout on Dragon Lake. Borrow an auger, rod and tackle from the Quesnel Visitor Centre. Warm up with dinner at one of the many restaurants in Quesnel. 

Wells

Cross-country ski or snowshoe on Jack of Clubs Lake or travel on snowmobile up to Yanks Peak for a view of the Cariboo Mountains. End your day at a pub among the locals.

 

Family Adventure

Dragon Mountain Provincial Park Bike Trails
Snowboarding in the Cariboo
Winter sports in Wells and Barkerville

100 Mile House

Bring your toboggans to Centennial Park for a few hours of sledding. Enjoy lunch downtown 100 Mile House. Cross-country ski or snowshoe on groomed trails at the 100 Mile Nordics Ski Club for the afternoon.

Williams Lake First Nation

Enjoy a day of pond hockey on Williams Lake where local residents often clear large skating areas or cross-country ski across the lake. Enjoy hot chocolate in one of the many cozy cafes downtown Williams Lake.

Williams Lake

Enjoy a ski on family-friendly, groomed cross-country ski trails at Bull Mountain, there are even dog-friendly loops and then explore the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. With two pools, waterslide, water jets, climbing wall, steam room, sauna, hot pool and more there is something for everyone in your family. End your day with a nice meal at one of the local restaurants.

Quesnel

Stroll along the Riverfront Trail, maintained year-round and view the ice formations on the Quesnel and Fraser rivers. Continue on to downtown Quesnel for dining and shopping options. Bring your toboggans to LeBourdais Park and sled on the hills often well-groomed by the locals.

Wells

Explore the snowmobiling trails maintained by the Wells Snowmobile Club and enjoy panoramic views of the Cariboo Mountains from the top. Tour Wells on foot and stop in at a cafe or restaurant. Embrace the deep snow and build a snow sculpture or igloo.

Cariboo Regional District

Ride down Barkerville’s Shamrock Tube Run on snow tubes, then gather around and warm up by the bonfire. Ice-skate on the Pavillion Ice Rink and enjoy a warm beverage at the cafe.

 

Art, culture & history seeker

Discover Arts and Crafts in the Cariboo
Exploring Wells BC

100 Mile House

Visit Parkside Art Gallery to see local pieces of art on display from pottery and woodwork to jewellery and handmade textiles. Tour the beautiful log home building & the World’s Largest Cross Country Skis at the South Cariboo Visitor Centre. Stop in at the unique, local shops on Birch Avenue.

Cariboo Regional District

Visit 108 Mile Ranch Heritage Site to experience local history and cultural artifacts. View the Cariboo Chilcotin landscape through the photographic lens of Chris Harris at the Chris Harris Studio Gallery.

Williams Lake

Visit the Station House Gallery to take in some local art, then onward to the recently unveiled sculpture at the new Williams Lake First Nation office.

Williams Lake First Nation

Take in a Stampeders Game and explore the historic hockey murals at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex or enjoy a production by Studio Theatre.

Quesnel

Tour the Quesnel & District Museum & Archives and the infamous Mandy the Haunted Doll. Stop at the oldest standing building in Quesnel, formerly owned by Hudson’s Bay Company, where today Cariboo Keepsakes sells local artisan goods. 

Wells

Ski or snowshoe through the unique town of Wells, visiting cafes, pubs and Island Mountain Arts Gallery along the way. Take in a performance at the Sunset Theatre.