Welcome To The West Chilcotin
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
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.
Click here for calendar of events.