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Places to Go

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Exploring BC’s Backyard

Follow the road wherever it takes you, be it along the Cariboo Gold Rush Trail, into the Chilcotin, the Great Bear Rainforest or our Land of Hidden Waters.

Whether you prefer the latest high-tech tenting gear, a luxury RV with all the comforts of home or the freeing, breezy feel of a motorcycle, this region offers some of BC’s most scenic and ecologically unique landscapes.

Wherever you wander, you’re sure to find our signature experiences, natural wonders, provincial parks, communities and people that you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Cariboo Gold Rush Trail

Just over 150 years ago, the lure of gold changed the face of British Columbia forever as prospectors and settlers arrived to make their fortunes.  Now, rolling hills, mountains, rivers, lakes and wildlife inspire both adventurers and historians to follow the original Cariboo Waggon Road on the Gold Rush Trail, bordered by pioneer cabins, groves of aspen, clusters of Indian paintbrush and trout-filled waters. Discover historic sites, saddle up at a ranch, experience First Nations culture, head out on a mountain bike, explore well-developed trail networks, don snowshoes and cross-country skis in winter, experience the spine-tingling call of a loon and seek out the region’s abundant wildlife. Welcome!

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Chilcotin

You're invited to British Columbia's living "Wild West!" On this great Chilcotin plateau, full of frontier spirit, discover a world where people are scarcer than wildlife and the landscape is larger than life. Stretching west beyond the Fraser River, a burnished golden plateau meets the peaks of the Coast Mountain Range. Explore our backcountry by air or by ground, fish in tranquil, isolated lakes, reach high alpine with a packhorse trek, raft churning whitewater and heli-ski the deep powder. Remote and geographically diverse, the Chilcotin boasts incredible wildlife and natural phenomena in a land rich in First Nations culture and pioneering spirit. Welcome!

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Great Bear Rainforest

The wild, rugged beauty of the Great Bear Rainforest draws visitors from around the world who come to fish, hike, bike, kayak, take a wildlife eco-tour and enjoy the natural splendour of this unique region. Mountains, old-growth forests and a myriad of inlets entice as a jumble of deep fjords and a scattering of emerald islands enchant. Welcoming First Nations villages, rich in heritage, speckle the coast. Beaches and isolated hot springs remain as pristine as they were centuries ago. Giant cedars grace mountainsides and rim wide valleys in this outdoor-adventure mecca. Fish the rivers, heli-ski the mountain peaks, don your hiking boots and be astounded by the mystical tranquillity. Welcome!

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Land of Hidden Waters

Discover and delight in BC’s Land of Hidden Waters, the area surrounding BC’s famed “Fishing Highway” (Highway 24), running between 93 Mile on Highway 97 and Little Fort on Highway 5 – extending north to the Cariboo Mountains and south to Loon lake and 70 Mile House. As fishing and outdoor enthusiasts can attest, this region is known for its access to hundreds of crystal clear lakes supplying some of BC’s best freshwater fishing as well as offering the opportunity to indulge in watersports, camping, and exploration. In the winter, these same lakes afford the chance for exceptional ice fishing, for those who cannot wait for the spring thaw to drop a line.

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