Canyons and the Cariboo
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Canyons and the Cariboo is a region in the central interior of British Columbia, Canada. It is an area of contrasts with the dramatic gorges and whitewater of the Fraser Canyon giving way to the gentle rolling plains of the Cariboo Plateau.
This area was first made famous by the 1858 Fraser Canyon gold rush, news of which spread as far as San Francisco, bringing over 30,000 hopefuls to the essentially uninhabited area. No less than three more lesser gold rushes brought prospectors even farther north, and gave birth to many of the communities as they are today.
English is the language of this land.
The outdoor adventures of this area are limited only by your imagination. Unlimited hiking and biking trails for any ability, camping in sites untouched by other humans, and canoe and portage tours through remote lakes are just the beginning. Spend a few days of adventure in the wilds at one of the regions many guest ranches - roam the open range on horseback, cast to a rising trout in back country waters and watch bears in their natural habitat.