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Cariboo, Chilcotin and the Coast

Top 10 Activities

Your home-away-from-home-on-the-range:

  • Follow the Gold Rush Trail to Barkerville.
    Drive north along the old Cariboo Waggon Road, now referred to as the Gold Rush Trail, to the historic gold fields near Quesnel and Barkerville.
  • Ride the range on horseback.
    Participate in a cattle drive at a guest ranch. Or go on a pack-horse riding adventure in the Chilcotin wilderness.
  • Fly-fish in the Chilcotin.
    Try your best lures. Fish any of more than 8,000 pristine lakes and 18,000 km (11,000 miles) of clear cold rivers and streams. All along 15,000 km (9,300 miles) of coastline.
  • Cruise the Discovery Coast Passage.
    Cruise the scenic Discovery Coast Passage to or from Bella Coola with BC Ferries. Marvel at towering fjords, wilderness forests, breaching whales, and ancient archaeological sites.
  • Spa in the Wilderness
    World class spa and fitness centre located miles away from the closest city.
  • Catch a rodeo and chuckwagon race.
    Watch the action at rodeos in Clinton, 100 Mile House, Anahim Lake, Williams Lake, and Bella Coola. And enjoy chuckwagon races, steer wrestling and barrel racing.
  • Go bird-watching.
    Tote your binoculars, camera, and bird books to Chilanko Marsh near Puntzi Lake, and identify more than 52 bird species, including woodpeckers, hummingbirds, and song birds.
  • View wildlife from a canoe on the Bowron Lake circuit.
    Treat yourself to some wonderful days of canoeing at this famous 11-lake, eight-portage circuit, covering 116 km (70 miles) within a wilderness wildlife sanctuary.
  • Go trophy fishing at Quesnel Lake.
    The "World's Deepest Fjord Lake" hosts kokanee, char, Dolly Varden, and unique Gerard rainbows, known to reach 8 kg (17 lbs).
  • Pamper yourself at a resort ranch.
    For an urban ranch experience, vacation at a resort ranch with tennis courts, hot tub, pool, and sauna. Pamper yourself with gourmet dining and deluxe accommodations, sometimes even with spa facilities and great golf courses too!

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