“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.
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.