Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

This region, which takes part of its name from the indigenous peoples that live here, spans latitudinally across the lower middle of the province, from the fjord-like coastline through lush rainforests to arid mountain peaks, deep canyons and the mighty Fraser River. Read More

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In the 1860’s, this region experienced the Cariboo Gold Rush. Gold prospectors came from around the world seeking riches. When the gold rush died out, many stayed and became ranchers. Today, cowboys and ranches are in abundance and form part of the tourism experience in this region.

In the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region of BC you will find small populations of people sparsely dispersed in a vast landscape. The Tsilhqot’in (also called the Chilcotin) people are the most southern of the Athapascan-speaking Aboriginal people in British Columbia. When translated Tsilhqot’in means “river people”. Their traditional territory is the high altitude Chilcotin Plateau where they occupy the rivers. Along the coast are people of the Kwakwakaw’akw, the Nuxalk people of Bella Coola and Coast Salish Nations and, further to the interior, is the historical territory of the Secwepemc, part of the Interior Salish peoples. Visitors can experience a wide array of travel and cultural experiences in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast.

Experience a jet boat tour along the Fraser River and stop for a lunch of traditional Aboriginal foods, take a wilderness tour interpreted through First Nations traditions and cultures, or visit an ancient indigenous village site. The outdoor enthusiast will find plenty of adventures to keep them busy such as hiking, ocean kayaking, fishing, trail riding, mountain biking, golfing or even observing the Spirit Bears of Princess Royal Island. You can stay at a wilderness resort or guest ranch and during the summer months you can travel aboard a tourist train through the region.

Visit the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region of BC and experience the hospitality and culture of the Tsilhqot’in, Kwakwakaw’akw, Secwepemc and the Interior and Coast Salish First Nations people.

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Cariboo Chilcotin Jetboat Adventures

Operating professional river tours for 15 years, Cariboo Chilcotin Jetboat Adventures offers scenic river tours on the Fraser River. Their trips feature the most pristine and scenic sections of ...

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Copper Sun Gallery

The Copper Sun Gallery was established in 2015 with the intention of providing a venue for Nuxalk artists to sell and receive fair prices for their work. Located on traditional Nuxalk territory ...

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Copper Sun Journeys

Copper Sun Journeys is an Aboriginal owned and operated company established in 2015 in Nuxalk territory, on the Central Coast in Bella Coola, B.C. Nuxalk territory is home to spectacular scenery, ...

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Coyote Rock Golf Course

With a stunning view of Williams Lake and the San Jose River valley from nearly every tee box, Coyote Rock Golf Course is a 9 hole Masters length course that offers a variety of challenges for ...

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Esk’et Tiny House

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Retasket Lodge & RV Park

Featuring spectacular views of the town of Lillooet and B.C.’s historic Fraser River, the three-star lodge and well-equipped RV Park offer visitors comfort and convenience. Your stay ...

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Spirit Bear Lodge

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Splitrock Environmental

Splitrock Environmental Sekw’el’wás is an award-winning, Aboriginal-owned business that specializes in environmental services, ecological restoration, propagation of native plant species, ...

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Xatśūll Heritage Village

The Xatśūll community invites you to visit and experience our spiritual, cultural and traditional way of life in an inclusive learning atmosphere. Xatśūll Heritage Village provides an atmosphere ...

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Xwisten Experience Tours

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