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The West Chilcotin
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Welcome To The West Chilcotin

"There are no limits to the majestic future which lies before the mighty expanse of Canada."
- Winston Churchill

Travel and recreation in the Chilcotin region of British Columbia.

In the heart of Super Natural BC lies one of the last true wilderness regions of the world. From the vast eastern reaches of the Chilcotin is Ts'yl-os Provincial Park, the Redstone, Puntzi, Tatla and Nemaiah areas.

To the south lies Mystery Mtn. (Mt. Waddington, the highest mountain in BC) and the Chilcotin and Coast Ranges, with the latter being home to the most heavily glaciated sub-polar mountain range on earth.

To the west lies Tweedsmuir Provincial with famous Lonesome Lake and Hunlen Falls (North America's 3rd highest) and the Anahim Volcanic Belt with the Rainbow Mtns.

To the north lies the Itcha/Ilgachuz Park with BC's largest herd of mountain caribou and the Ootsa-Blackwater region through which Alexander MacKenzie traveled in 1793.

The West Chilcotin nurtures the headwaters to such rivers as the Dean, Atnarko, Blackwater, Kleena Kleene, Homathko, Taseko, Chilcotin and Chilko. All support good populations of rainbow trout.

The Chilcotin region is serviced by BC Ferries Discovery Coast Ferry (Route 40) during the summer, by air with Pacific Coastal Airlines offering a regular scheduled flight from the South Terminal at Vancouver Airport to Anahim Lake and by road via Highway 20 from Williams Lake to Bella Coola.

This spectacular region offers accommodation from rustic Chilcotin through world class, all with our famous "Chilcotin Hospitality".

Whether you're looking for a destination vacation, or a circle tour, check out our website, you'll be glad you did.

Welcome to The West Chilcotin! Click here for videos

For a wonderful insight into hiking in the area and stunning photos, please check out Leigh McAdam's blog post for the Rainbow Range Trail, her post about Hunlen Falls as well as 20 Things to Do Along Highway 20 and her hilarious commentary on the Bella Coola Hill Surviviing 11 Kilometers of Terror.

Check here for all the information you need for accommodations, dining, and some services on Google Maps. There is a photo, link and description of each member operator in the West Chilcotin tourism Association. Google Map.

Click here for calendar of events.

Photo of the WCTA map brochure.

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