Throw yourself headfirst into adventure in the Cariboo, British Colombia’s thrillingly wild ranch country.
Stretching from Cache Creek in the south to Quesnel, Hixon and Stoner in the north, this vast region is simply breathtaking in its natural beauty.
Overlooked by the magnificent Cariboo Mountains, there’s every kind of terrain imaginable, from tranquil lakes to thick forests, rolling grasslands to semi-arid desert.
It’s among this lush splendour that you may be lucky enough to spot this remarkable region’s namesake, the rare mountain caribou. It shares its home in the Cariboo Mountains Park with grizzly and black bears, lynx, moose, wolves, mountain goats, waterfowl and all manner of beautiful bird species.
The Cariboo boasts plenty of fascinating historic sites too. You can learn more about its gold rush history at Barkerville Historic Town and Park, and experience life in the 1800s in Clinton and its fantastic museum. An interesting day trip is out to Quesnelle Forks, a restored ghost town sitting on the Quesnel and Cariboo rivers.
There’s nowhere like the Cariboo for getting away from it all. Saddle up and head out on a horseback ride to explore its lakeside resorts and forests, or launch a boat to paddle through the famous Bowron Lakes Provincial Park.
From hiking to biking, this part of Canada is outdoor activities heaven. It’s for very good reason that the Cariboo is known as the ‘land without limits’. Whether you bunk down in a charming guest ranch, or sleep under the stars, you’re sure of an unforgettably wild experience.