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The Cariboo is a region in the central interior of British Columbia, Canada.


Map of Cariboo
  • 1 Williams Lake - Gateway to the Chilcotin and Central Coast, and centre of ranching and recreational plateau country.
  • 2 100 Mile House - Amazing camping opportunities, great nature and beautiful ranches.
  • 3 Quesnel - historic city on the Fraser River dating from the Cariboo Gold Rush. Barkerville, the gold rush boom town turned ghost town (and tourist attraction) is nearby.

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This area was first made famous by the 1858 Fraser Canyon gold rush, news of which spread as far as San Francisco, bringing over 30,000 hopefuls to the essentially uninhabited area. No less than three more lesser gold rushes brought prospectors even farther north, and gave birth to many of the communities as they are today.


English is the language of this land.

Get in[edit]

The main road in and out of the region is Highway 97.

Get around[edit]



The outdoor adventures of this area are limited only by your imagination. Unlimited hiking and biking trails for any ability, camping in sites untouched by other humans, and canoe and portage tours through remote lakes are just the beginning. Spend a few days of adventure in the wilds at one of the regions many guest ranches - roam the open range on horseback, cast to a rising trout in back country waters and watch bears in their natural habitat.

  • Ts'yl-os Park Lodge (north end of Chilko Lake, gateway to Ts'yl-os Provincial Park), toll-free: +1-800-487-9567. Take a one hour flight from Vancouver to remote Tsylos Park Lodge to experience excellent fly fishing, horseback riding, hiking and hunting. Sixteen guests are accommodated in four individual guest rooms and three cabins, all with private bathrooms.

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