Local Communities

Whistler (Local Communities)

Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains form part of the heavily forested slopes of the Coast Mountain Range. Whistler Village is located at the base of these two world-famous mountains, within a valley that stretches about 8km/5mi from south to north. Blending the charm of an alpine village with the amenities of an urban centre, the pedestrianized Whistler Village offers fine dining, vibrant nightlife, eclectic boutiques, revitalising spas and luxurious hotels. (Local Communities)

Pemberton (Local Communities)

Located in a vast greenbelt valley between the Coast Mountains and the Cascades, Pemberton is only 35km north of Whistler. The valley’s rich farming and Aboriginal heritage has long-established a self-sufficiency, while the surrounding wilderness also offers year round outdoor recreation from mountain biking and jet boating to fishing, golf, horseback riding and soaring. (Local Communities)

Bridge River Valley and its 6 communities (Local Communities)

Six small communities exist here, nestled amongst the towering snow-covered peaks of the Southern Chilcotin Mountains, each with its own habitat,  (Local Communities)inhabitants and customs. The Valley is located at the Gun Creek trailhead which is the southern trailhead into the South Chilcotin Mountain Park (Spruce Lake).  (Local Communities)
Gold Bridge
– the commercial centre of the Bridge River Valley. Tyaughton Lake & Gun Creek Road – the entrance to the South Chilcotin Mountains Park.
Bralorne
– the centre for Mountain Biking and snowmobiling.
Liza & Marshall Lake
– the fishing paradise for every angler.
Gun Lake
the clearest lake in British Columbia.
Yalakom & Moha
the farming and ranching community.

Lillooet  (Local Communities)

Situated on the banks of BC’s mighty Fraser River, Lillooet affords visitors a wonderful display of nature’s beauty. Those who arrive from the south either by rail or road are privy to some of BCs most awe-inspiring sights — everything from roaring river canyons to majestic mountains.  (Local Communities)

Cache Creek

It is steeped in Cariboo History and is located on the old Cariboo Wagon Road. This popular spot was a stopping place for miners gathering supplies before heading farther north to the gold fields. Just north of town is Hat Creek Ranch, open to the public May to October, which housed weary travellers and their animals.  (Local Communities)

Clinton

It has always been a natural stop for travellers. Back in the mid-1800s Clinton was conveniently located at the intersection of two busy gold rush routes, the Cariboo Trail from Lillooet and the Cariboo Wagon Road from the Fraser Canyon.  (Local Communities)

100 Mile House

It offers rustic charm, beautiful lakes, plentiful outdoor activities, lots of cowboy culture and history to soak up. 100 Mile House is located on a plateau in south-central British Columbia, 458km northeast from Vancouver and 95km south of Williams Lake. (Local Communities)

Williams Lake

Home to the famous Williams Lake Stampede, this former “cowtown” has grown into a vibrant city that offers a comfortable blend of urban living and easy-going western charm. (Local Communities)

Riske Creek

The small town of Riske Creek is set amidst rolling grasslands serving as the gateway to Junction Sheep Range Park. (Local Communities)

Hanceville

The small town of Hanceville is known for the infamous Lee’s Corner, where Norman Lee, a cattle rancher, attempting to push his herd almost 2500km/1550mi through the wild. He has documented this adventure in his book: “Klondike Cattle Drive”. The area surrounding Hanceville provides spectacular view and landscapes. Plunging canyons, rivers and sandstone and lava formations are just some of the natural attractions this area has to offer. Lee’s Corner is the last chance to stock up on gas and supplies before you head south into the Chilcotin Mountains. (Local Communities)

Nemiah Valley

This is a special land and home of the Xeni Gweteen first nation people, where spawning salmon make their incredible 500km journey up the Fraser and Chilcotin Rivers to Chilko Lake. Bighorn sheep, mountain goats, grizzly and black bears, deer and wild horses are just some of our neighbours you might encounter on your visit here. The Wild Horse Park Nuntsi Park is located at the north end of the valley. The five cultural events take place in the summer are the Nemiah Pow-Wow (last weekend in July), the rodeo (first weekend in August), the Brittony Gathering held in June, the Elders Gathering held in July and the Traditional Village, open all summer. (Local Communities)

Taseko Valley

Is a narrow valley, running north-south approximately 20mi from the Nemaih Valley Road. As you drive into the valley between the narrow mountains you get the illusion of entering a giant gate into Shangri-La. (Local Communities)

The Taseko River runs north as a ribbon of tourquoise blue. Chilcotin means, “People of the Blue Water.” Some areas of the Taseko Lakes and Rivers are part of the Ts’yl-os Provincial Park, 233 240 ha, where one quarter of the Fraser River’s salmon are born.

Alexis Creek

Named after Chief Alexis, chief of the Chilcotin Indians. This settlement services the area with the RCMP station, a Red Cross Station, church, Forest Service office and school as well as post office, store and gas station. There are a number of nearby lakes suitable for fishing, boating and swimming with skiing and snowmobiling in the winter.

Tatla Lake

This area provides access to wilderness fly-in lakes and rivers, Nordic ski trails and excellent mountain hikes. Plant life is varied and ranges from old-growth Douglas fir, western hemlock, red cedar, heathers and dry grass species. There are several resorts and guiding operations in the area. Homothco River Park is located south of Tatla.