EXPLORE

CARIBOO

Diverse lands waiting to be explored.

The Cariboo-Chilcotin region of British Columbia stretches from Cache Creek in the south to Hixon in the north, and the Cariboo Mountains in the east to the Coast Mountains in the west.

Our diverse land is rich in natural elements and beauty where incredible outdoor adventure is easy to find, among rolling hills, desert lands and snow-capped mountains to raging rivers and tranquil lakes.

Experience Indigenous culture of the Secwepemc Nation on the banks of the Fraser River at Xatsull Heritage Village or take in the history of the 1860s gold rush era at Barkerville Historic Town and Park, home to more than 125 heritage buildings. Our region tells a compelling story of our past and present.

Visit one of our weekend festivals. ArtsWells will inspire and engage the creative mind, while the Williams Lake Stampede will rope you into the cowboy culture, or celebrate the gold rush heritage during Billy Barker Days in Quesnel.

We invite you to #explorecariboo.

South Cariboo
100 Mile House

The town is located on the Fraser Plateau between the heights of the Coastal and Rocky Mountain ranges and is surrounded by lakes, forests, meadows and ranchlands.

Central Cariboo
Williams Lake

The community of Williams Lake sits along the shores of the lake itself and is surrounded by rolling hills of sagebrush, fir and pine trees, and hiking/riding trails that lead to valley-views.

North Cariboo
Quesnel

Quesnel is a bustling city in a river valley in the North Cariboo. Tall trees, lakes and rivers surround a busy town with a strong sense of community.

Central Cariboo
T’exelc

(Williams Lake Indian Band)

The T’exelcemc are members of the Secwepemc Nation (Shuswap people). They have lived in lands extending throughout the Cariboo and beyond for thousands of years.

From the Cariboo Mountains in the east, to the Coastal Mountains in the west, the CRD is a diverse land of crisp lakes, high peaks, semi-arid desert, rolling forest and ranchland.

North Cariboo
Wells

Welcome to the hidden gem of northern BC, Wells! Nestled in the mountains of the Cariboo, this is an eclectic community of art, history, and outdoor activities, filled with trails that lead through beautiful meadows.

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Explore the Cariboo

Each season in the Cariboo is an opportunity to explore, connect with nature and take in the natural wonder of British Columbia. You’ll find abundant hiking and biking trail networks, world-class fishing, alpine and Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, well-maintained snowmobiling trails, access to back-country cabins, canoeing expeditions through the Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit, world-class white water rafting expeditions and wildlife watching.