Tourism

The Cariboo-Chilcotin Coast is a land of limitless exploration that extends from Quesnel to Lillooet on Highway 97 and Highway 99, and from Williams Lake to Bella Coola on Highway 20. It is filled with jagged mountain peaks, roaring rivers, serene lakes, green valleys, rugged coastlines. The 1,600 kilometer long Coast Mountains Range dominates the coastline. The rugged, heavily-forested valleys between the mountains were carved by the glaciers, which at one time covered most of the province.

The Cariboo-Chilcotin Coast region has many tourism and recreational opportunities.  The area is a mecca for outdoor activities and brings people from all over to explore and enjoy the outdoors.  The region also has a rich history and culture to discover with unique opportunities in all of the communities including museums, art galleries and pioneer villages.

Popular attractions in the area include world-class cultural events, mountains for hiking and skiing, lakes and rivers for swimming, canoeing and fishing, and a countryside and park system that produces some of the best camping, snowmobiling, hunting, and wildlife spotting in Canada. 


Tourism BC


Tourism British Columbia, in the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation for the Province of British Columbia, is recognized as a leader in tourism marketing and development, responsible for marketing the Super, Natural British Columbia ® brand to the world.

Tourism British Columbia's mandate has been to promote development and growth in the tourism industry, to increase revenues and employment throughout British Columbia, and to increase the economic benefits for all British Columbians.

Tourism British Columbia works closely with BC's tourism industry to promote and develop tourism throughout the province and to ensure the continued long-term growth and prosperity of BC's more than $13 billion industry.

Tourism British Columbia markets BC as a preferred travel destination to consumers and the travel industry through a variety of joint marketing and promotional campaigns in key markets around the world.

Visit the Tourism BC website to see all that Northeast BC has to offer

www.hellobc.com/northern-british-columbia.aspx


100 Mile House and Area

In any season you’ll find 100 Mile House the right place to be. This vital town is ready and able to serve all sorts of visitors. You may arrive by automobile, snowmobile or light aircraft. While you are here, satisfy your appetite in a diverse selection of pubs and restaurants. For your general needs there are grocery stores, pharmacies and retail stores. Looking for something specific? One of the many specialty shops may have just what you are looking for.

To keep busy, you can play golf, admire the work of local artists or stop by one of the many unique shops. If your timing is right, you can catch a concert or theatrical production at Martin Exeter Hall. You don’t have to leave town to experience the beauty of nature. Next to the Visitor Centre you’ll find an 8 hectare wetland perfect for bird watching. If you feel best with rod and reel in hand, the South Cariboo features some of BC's best fresh-water sport fishing. Take the whole family to Centennial Park, where you can go for an easy 1.5 km stroll to picturesque Bridge Creek Falls. In summer, the falls shimmer and glint with sunlit spray, while winter freezes the watery beauty into an ephemeral natural monument.

Travel south to Chasm – a spectacular bedrock box canyon, 1.5 km long and 120 m deep, featuring a brilliant display of bright orange and pink rock. If you head east, you will pass by the clear emerald waters of Green Lake on your way to either Olsen’s Butte or Crater Lake. In summer this area is popular with water-skiers, canoeists, hikers and horseback riders. In winter, there are endless opportunities for ice fishing, cross-country skiing or snowmobiling.

108 Mile Ranch has an airport with runway lighting, a professional 18-hole golf course with a lake view, unique accommodations and dining opportunities, spa and fitness resort, gas station, grocery store and much more. Summer is a great time to hike, mountain bike, or horseback ride the many kilometres of trails. Are you ready for a winter vacation? Enjoy a self-propelled journey through the snowy forests on well-maintained ski trails.



The community of Lac La Hache stretches out along an impressive lake of the same name. The lake is busy with fishers, loons, and eagles all waiting to capture a tasty meal. Waterfront campgrounds provide sites for your RV or tent and have great access for swimming, boating, jetskiing, or just basking in the sun. Lac La Hache is also home to the Mount Timothy Ski Hill. At 1654 meters in elevation, Mount Timothy is an undiscovered gem, boasting a well-equipped day lodge, modern triple chairlift, over 34 runs in every skill level, and best of all, deep dry powder snow.

http://southcaribootourism.ca/


Anahim Lake

Surrounded by the snow-capped Coastal Mountain Range, tranquil lakes and expansive grasslands, Anahim Lake has year-round outdoor adventure opportunities. These include fishing, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, bird watching, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Nearby parks – Tweedsmuir Provincial Park to the west, Itcha Ilgachuz Provincial Park to the north, and Tsyl'os Provincial Park to the southeast – also provide incredible wilderness recreation terrain.

Anahim Lake, with its panoramic views of the Coast Mountain Range, has attracted sports anglers for decades. The lake's many bays and reed beds make it an ideal location for fly-fishing using waders or float tubes. It is also suited to spin-casting or trolling for fighting rainbow trout.

Anahim Lake Resort lies on the eastern slope of the Coastal Mountain region in BC's Chilcotin. Situated on the shore of Anahim Lake panoramic views of the mountains are a daily treat. The resort offers the vacationer Rustic Simplicity, top-notch down-home service and excellent fishing.

Situated on a secluded peninsula along the peaceful shores of Anahim Lake, Eagle’s Nest Resort surrounds you with comfort, warmth, and the serenity of nature. Whether you prefer a cozy lakeside cabin with down comforter and wood stove heat, or a comfortable suite with sitting area and satellite TV, wireless Internet, and a screened-in patio, Eagle's Nest provides you with the restful accommodations you require while you enjoy the beauty of the wilderness.

Tsylos Park Lodge is the perfect getaway, located on the north end of Chilko lake, a beautiful 52 mile long strip of sparkling blue water fed by glacial streams and surrounded by majestic peaks. The lodge offers every type of escape, including fly fishing, horseback riding, mountain horse pack trips, grizzly bear photography and viewing, and big game hunts.

Upon your arrival to the Lodge at Chilko Lake, it won't take you long to slow down and slip into relaxation mode. Summer offers the best weather and autumn brings the driest season and the return of millions of salmon. Along with them, comes fantastic eagle, cougar, grizzly and black bear viewing opportunities. In every season they offer river trips by inflatable raft and by classic hard hulled drift boat, sea kayaking, hiking, heli-hiking, fishing, mountain biking and horseback riding – knowing you’ll return to one of British Columbia’s finest “home away from home” at the end of each day.



Bella Coola

The Bella Coola Valley is a gem of natural beauty within the Central Coast of British Columbia, and is the gateway to the Great Bear Rainforest. Wilderness abounds and beckons nature lovers and soft adventurers who wish to get off the well-trodden tourist path. The town of Bella Coola is close to the stunning and vast Tweedsmuir Park, and set within a lush valley and between stunning mountain ranges. Fishing, hiking, bear watching and wildlife watching opportunities abound here, as does the chance to learn more about the Nuxalk and the history and heritage of the Bella Coola Valley.

The Discovery Coast Music Festival is a widely-respected event that incorporating many well-known performers into the line-up as well as local talent and youth. Basked in the pristine landscape of the Central Coast, viewers will enjoy intimate performances by award-winning artists from across Canada. The 2012 festival included the Juno nominated groups Carmen & Camille and Jaffa Road, and Daniel Lapp, who performed at the 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremonies,. With plenty of room to lay out a blanket, put up a lawn chair, or dance your legs off, you will be pleased to have made the journey! We welcome you to our celebration of this multi-cultural country!

Bella Coola Heli Sports is arguably the easiest destination heli skiing operation to fly to. Less travel of course equals more time to play, and with over 10,700 square km of jaw-dropping terrain, there is a vast area to explore. From scenic fjords, all the way to the highest peak in British Columbia, the permit area is as big as the entire Swiss Alps.


 

Lillooet

The town of Lillooet is spread along a grassy bench of land overlooking the mighty Fraser River and set against a backdrop of the Coast Mountains – a varied terrain ideal for fishing, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling, and ice climbing. The abundant surrounding wilderness also provides incredible wildlife viewing and bird watching. Lillooet's spectacular geography is accompanied by a rich culture and history experienced today at heritage sites and on cultural tours. Lillooet is within easy driving distance of Vancouver, Whistler, Kamloops and the Fraser Valley - come visit us and see what our community has to offer!

http://www.lillooetbc.com/visitors.aspx


Quesnel

Quesnel is the beautiful central playground of the North Cariboo. You will enjoy our perfect combination of rural charm and quiet city sophistication. Quesnel is rich in history and we are a quaint, comfortable community that welcomes young and old alike. The gateway to the North Cariboo offers unlimited recreational opportunities. Enjoy world class fly-fishing and canoeing in an unspoiled environment. Go downhill or cross-country skiing, sled dog riding, golfing and garden veiwing, horseback riding, snow shoeing, river rafting, hiking or biking.

Enjoy true Cariboo hospitality by visiting our many historical points of interest or attractive parks in town. Treat yourself to unique shopping or visit the Farmers’ Market to experience the local atmosphere.

http://www.tourismquesnel.com/Tourism_Quesnel/Welcome.html


 

Wells

Welcome to the Wells, home to Barkerville Historic Town, western North America's premiere heritage attraction, and Bowron Lake Provincial Park, one of the top 10 canoe circuits in the world. The community of Wells is a restored 1930's mining town chock- full of unique architecture and fascinating galleries. Wells is a must see for anyone visiting British Columbia.

Wells is the place to be if you're looking for world class entertainment. With Island Mountain Arts and the Sunset Theatre in Wells, and the Theatre Royal and street interpreters in Barkerville, summertime visitors can see live entertainment seven days a week at a number of various venues. Combine this with live music at Becker's Lodge, the annual Wells Town BBQ and ArtsWells celebrations, the numerous coffee houses, art exhibits, photography workshops, theatre performances, concerts and other events that take place throughout the year, and you'll see why Wells is increasingly becoming recognized as the live theatre and entertainment capital of the Cariboo.

Besides entertainment, visitors to the area can look forward to some of the best eco-tourism and adventure tourism pursuits in British Columbia. The newly constructed Wells Barkerville Mt. Trails network has an amazing myriad of trails, including biking, hiking, skiing and multi-use trails. These trails offer challenging options for all levels of users, including beginners and those looking for more adventurous pursuits.

And of course there's awe inspiring canoeing and nature viewing at scenic Bowron Lake Provincial Park. World famous for its amazing wilderness canoe circuit – 116 kilometres of lakes and rivers that wander through beautiful mountain wilderness, the Bowron Lakes are open for canoeing from late spring through until autumn.

When you take into account all of cultural, historical and natural attractions that the region area has to offer, you'll agree that the Wells is BC's Must See.

http://www.wellsbc.com/ 


 

Williams Lake

The City of Williams Lake has rural charm intrinsic to its ranching culture and gold rush history, and it also bustles with services and industries.

Williams Lake is located in a sheltered valley of the vast Interior Plateau of central British Columbia. Situated on the north shore of a lake of the same name, and surrounded by tree clad, trail-laced hillsides, Williams Lake is a natural jumping-off point for a myriad of outdoor activities.

Take part in the heart-stopping action of whitewater rafting, experience the exhilaration of single track mountain biking or watch wranglers at work during the world-class Williams Lake Stampede. Or enjoy the peace and tranquility of a stroll along the lakeshore of the Scout Island Nature Centre and be immersed in birdsong.

The Williams Lake Stampede features Canadian Professional Rodeo Association action including one of the world's most dangerous events - Bull Riding. There's also the classic beauty of Ladies Barrel Racing, Bareback and Saddle Bronc Riding, and Steer Wrestling and Tie Down Roping. You'll see all of the top cowboys - international rodeo competitors from Canada and the United States.

The Xatśūll First Nation community welcomes you to their National Award-Winning Heritage Village. The Majestic Fraser River runs alongside the Xatśūll Heritage Village (pronounced hat-sull) and has played an integral role in the community throughout the years. This unspoiled region is home to a wide array of plants, fish, and wildlife – each perfectly adapted to this unique environment. The Xatśūll community invites you to visit and experience their spiritual, cultural, and traditional way of life. There are regularly scheduled daily tours and you can take part in a variety of educational and recreational activities each day. Spend a day or a night at the Xatśūll Heritage Village!

http://www.williamslake.ca/index.asp?p=176