Tatla Lake meadows with Coast Mountain Range behind.
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A cowboy is a man with guts and a horse. William James (1842-1910)

The West Chilcotin encompasses a vast area and can be divided up into several regions based on different criteria.

Although most of the West Chilcotin rests on what is considered a high interior plateau in the rain shadow of the Coast Mountain Range, there are areas here and there where the West Chilcotin region encroaches on different climactic sub regions. The climate in these areas is usually effected by lower elevation or from warming influences of the Pacific Ocean. So rather than the vegetation you would expect from high and dry conditions, you'll find wetter, more rainforest type vegetation.

Keeping all that in mind, it's actually simpler to divide the West Chilcotin up geographically and by place name.

Below is an interactive map. Clicking on any region will take you to a page about that region and operators in the area that can provide you with accommodation and the activities you would like to enjoy such as fishing, hiking, trailriding, wildlife viewing, etc.

Regional Interactive Map of Chilcotin

If you have any questions about the regions of the West Chilcotin or the operators in each region you can call us toll free at: 1-866-990-9378.

Several people on horseback heading for mountains.
Itcha-Ilgatchuz Region
Fisherman in river has a salmon on.
Tweedsmuir North
(Nechako Plateau)
Sawtoothed Coast Range and lakes.
Anahim-Nimpo Region
Placid water of Charlotte with mountains behind.
Charlotte Lake
Clearwater Region
Coast Range behind a ranch meadow.
Tatla Region
Single horseman surrounded by high mountain and grassland.
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