From wildlife experiences and breathtaking fishing spots to First Nations culture and Gold Rush history, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast has it all, so grab your gear and sense of adventure, and get on the road!                                Bridge River Valley, BC / Destination BC / Reuben Krabbe

From wildlife experiences and breathtaking fishing spots to First Nations culture and Gold Rush history, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast has it all, so grab your gear and sense of adventure, and get on the road! Bridge River Valley, BC / Destination BC / Reuben Krabbe

Road Tripping BC’s Roads Less Travelled

Are you ready for the ultimate BC road trip?

BC’s Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is one of the most diverse, idyllic, mind-blowingly exciting regions to visit in the province. History buff, sightseer, outdoor recreation or backcountry enthusiast, fishing addict, wildlife lover? Whatever your intended direction, we’re sending you there, one road less travelled at a time, and the best thing about it is that all of those roads are connected!

Nowhere else in the world can you take a week or two road trip that will allow you to retrace the famed route of First Nations peoples and gold rush prospectors; fish over 100 lakes in less than 100km span; roll through cowboy country, panoramic peaks and backcountry vistas in the same day; and then end up at the ocean watching whales and wolves swimming in the inlets while rare white Kermode Spirit Bears fish for salmon nearby.

The Gold Rush Trail

British Columbia was built on gold – in the form of massive placer deposits discovered along the Fraser River and all the way up into the Cariboo district. Once word of the discovery caught on, droves of prospectors from all over the world flooded into Victoria and New Westminster, BC where, after gathering provisions for the harrowing three-week journey inland, they set out in search of fortune. Follow their journey up the Fraser and beyond to strike gold on the Gold Rush Trail.

BC’s Fishing Highway 24

If you live to fish, you haven’t lived until you’ve fished BC’s famous Fishing Highway – Highway 24. With over 100 well-stocked lakes within a tiny 97km stretch of highway, the fish are always biting and the fishing tales are always being passed around. Even if fishing isn’t your thing, with numerous campsites, luxury and rustic resorts, and water sports available in this gorgeous, wildlife-heavy area, there is always something to strike wonder even if you’re not casting a line.

The Chilcotin Highway – Highway 20

Cowboys, epic adventures, grasslands, mountains, rivers and lakes. The Chilcotin Highway will send you back to a quieter time where people lived off the land in small communities, enjoyed being surrounded by big skies and backcountry and life was slower and simpler in this land without limits.

The Great Bear Rainforest Loop

Spirit Bears, swimming wolves, whales and wildlife; coastal rainforest and majestic mountains; First Nations culture and ocean creatures abound in this ancient area of BC’s coast. The Great Bear Rainforest loop passes through diverse climatic regions and offers a taste of it all—history, culture, panoramas, seascapes, and nature – guaranteed to strike awe in everyone.

The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast has it all, so grab your gear and a sense of adventure, and get on the road!

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