The Cariboo-Chilcotin  is in British Columbia Canada. It is a vast area that includes the scenic Fraser Canyon, the rugged and untouched Central Coast, and the gentle rolling plains of the Cariboo Plateau.
- Cariboo - gold rush and ranchland.
- Chilcotin - plains in the east, canyons in the west.
- Central Coast - miles and miles of mountains and coastline.
- Fraser Canyon - Two railways, the Trans-Canada Highway, and the Fraser River make their way through this narrow canyon. Home of Hells's Gate.
- Prince George - largest city and hub of this region.
- Quesnel - small town on the Fraser River.
- Cache Creek - gateway to journeys in all directions.
- Ashcroft - small town nestled in the Thompson River's copper walled canyon.
- Williams Lake - gateway to the central coast.
- 100 Mile House - home of British Columbia's last cowboys.
- Bella Coola - native culture on rugged ocean inlets.
- Lillooet - back door to Whistler and the Lower Mainland
- Barkerville - gold rush boom town turned ghost town.
- Tweedsmuir Provincial Park - British Columbia's largest park is thousands of square kilometers of untouched mountains and lakes.
- Bowron Lakes Provincial Park - famous for its canoe and portage circle route.
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.
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.
This page was last edited at 21:28, on 30 July 2006 by David. Based on work by Darren Kirby.