Wildlife Viewing in the Cariboo Chilcotin of British Columbia






Wildlife Viewing in the Cariboo Chilcotin
Wildlife Viewing in the Cariboo Chilcotin

 


Bowron Lake Provincial Park . . . ospreys, waterfowl, beavers, moose, woodland caribou, grizzly and black bear. From May to October are the best viewing months. Access by canoe.

Horsefly River . . . Spawning sockeye salmon. Best viewing during August and September. Access by paved road.

Horsefly Lake / Quesnel Lake and Area . . . mule deer, mink, moose and black bear. Good viewing year round. April to October best viewing months for black bears. Access by paved and secondary roads.

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Quesnel River (Likely) . . . spawning chinook salmon. September and October are best viewing months. Access by paved road.

Ten Mile Lake Provincial Park . . . beavers, waterfowl, raptors and songbirds. Best times for viewing are from May to October. Access by paved road.

Scout Island Nature Centre (Williams Lake) . . . foxes, beavers, otters, waterfowl, songbirds and butterflies. Good viewing year round. Best times for viewing the butterflies, beavers, and otters is from April to September. Access by paved road.

Seton Lake . . . mountain goats. Good viewing year round. Access by paved road.

100 Mile Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary . . . waterfowl, bird watching. Good viewing from April to November. Access by paved road.

100 Mile House Demonstration Forest . . . mule deer, moose and black bear. Good viewing year round. Best times for viewing black bears is from April to October. Access by paved road.

108 Mile Area . . . mule deer and yellow bellied marmot. Good viewing all year round. Access by paved road.

Lac La Hache Area . . . raptors, waterfowl, bald eagles, small, sandhill cranes and mammals. Good viewing all year round. Access by paved road.

Canim Lake . . . bobolinks, bald eagles, waterfowl, raptors and songbirds. Good viewing all year round. Access by paved and secondary roads.

Sheridan Lake . . . spawning rainbow trout. Best viewing during May and June. Access by paved road.

Williams Lake Valley . . . mule deer, waterfowl, raptors and songbirds. Good viewing all year round. Access by hiking trail.

Alkali Lake - Reidemann Wildlife Sanctuary . . . tundra swan, long-billed curlew, white pelican, waterfowl, raptors and songbirds. Good viewing from April to October. Access by secondary road.

Chilko River . . . spawning sockeye, chinook and steelhead. August, September and October best viewing spawning sockeye and chinook. View spawning steelhead in June. Access by paved and secondary roads.

Chilanko Marsh Wildlife Management Area . . . beavers, muskrats, waterfowl, raptors and songbirds. Good viewing from April to October. Access by paved and secondary road.

Junction Wildlife Management Area . . . California bighorn sheep, mule deer, coyotes, snowshoe hares, black bears, cougars, grouse, long-billed curlews, bald eagle, golden eagle, waterfowl, and songbirds. Good viewing all year round. Access by paved and secondary roads.

The following BC Adventure Members offer services to visitors of this area:

ROAM (Rivers Oceans and Mountains): Experience the most unique vacations with whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, whale watching, heli-hiking and multi-sport activities. We offer unprecedented access to pristine wilderness environments and places no other adventure companies dare to venture. more
Alpine Wilderness Retreat: Retreat from the bustle of the city to our fly-in resort on Elbow Lake! Our snow fed lakes in the North Thompson are home to world-famous Kamloops Trout, and our resort has everything you’ll need. There’s lots of wildlife too so don’t forget to bring your ca... more
Bear Camp at Chilko Lake: Chilko Lake is a jewel set amongst the breath-taking Coast Mountain Range and Tsylos Provincial Park. We offer many outdoor / indoor / multi-sport adventures, and a luxurious stay in this truly healing blend of wilderness and comfort. more
Becker's Lodge Bowron Lake Adventures Resort: We offer affordable family vacations on beautiful Bowron Lake with canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and RELAXING The Lake View Restaurant and Chuters Blue Bar have great food, and we’re “THE” outfitter for the Bowron lakes with over 150 canoes and kayaks. more
Bella Coola Grizzly Tours: We’re home to some of the worlds largest Grizzlies & Mountain Goats. Summer and Fall spawning Salmon, a natural food source for Grizzlies & other wildlife, return to the Bella Coola River. We offer Grizzly & Wildlife viewing, Eco Tours, Hiking Fishing, and m... more
Big Creek Lodge: Live your dream of untouched nature and pure wilderness at our 4 Star country inn in the Chilcotin - one of the province's most remote areas. Take part in hiking, photo safaris, fishing, horseback riding, gold-panning, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing. more
Blackwater-Spruce Ranch: In the high plateau country you’ll find meadows, rivers, & lakes. Hike the Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail, camp, canoe or experience ranch life as you spend time at the Blackwater-Spruce Ranch in the North Cariboo! The wagons hooked up and ready go! more
Bowron Lake Lodge & Resort Ltd: Enjoy a wilderness canoe trip around the world famous Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit, or relax at the resort where beaches are sandy and swimming is great. Bowron Lake Lodge & Resort offers canoe, kayak and motorboat rentals – plus a restaurant, cabins, & campsite... more
Cariboo Rivers Fishing: We specialize in fly-fishing, wilderness and cultural tours, and jet boat adventures from the Chilcotin plateau, to the interior rain forests of the Quesnel Lake watershed. We offer you luxury in a wilderness setting at our private lodge on the Fraser River ... more
Chezacut Wilderness & Ranch Adventures: We offer you an authentic experience on a working cattle ranch. Become a more confident rider joining your guide on ranch tours or cattle drives. Our home cooked, organic food and grass-finished meats are always on the menu. Sleep deeply in your comfortable su... more
Chilcotin Holidays Ltd: Stay at our guest ranch and explore some backcountry while you see BC’s true wilderness. Enjoy trail riding and sleigh rides, guided multi-day hiking trip or wilderness trekking, wildlife viewing and big game safaris, x-country skiing, snowmobiling , fishing ... more
Crooked Lake Resort: This is a private & secluded wilderness location, where the peace & silence is broken only by the loon’s mournful cry or a lone wolfs soulful howl. Escape to enjoy back-country recreation - or seclusion & solitude. Be our guest for a relaxing stay you'll reme... more
Ecosummer Expeditions: BC’s first kayaking company offers award-winning trips to the Queen Charlotte & Gulf Islands, Johnstone Strait, & West Coast Trail. We guarantee world-class scenery, some of the world’s finest Orca whale and bear watching, & an absolute commitment to service. more
Ecotours-BC.com: Adventure in the wilds of BC … untamed, wild and remote. Ecotours-BC will take you to rare ancient forests, glaciers, and the alpine. You’ll see wildlife, mountain grizzly bears, eagles, and salmon – all surrounding Quesnel Lake - the deepest fjord lake on e... more
Elysia Resort: Our full service getaway destination on Quesnel Lake offers fishing for Rainbow Trout, romantic getaways, great dining, and vacation packages in lakeview rental cabins & guest rooms. You'll be warmly greeted at our small, friendly and secluded piece of paradi... more
Escott Bay Resort: The adventure starts with fishing, hiking, horseback trail riding, pack trips and hunting – and with the snow comes x-country skiing & snowmobiling. Located between Tweedsmuir and Itcha Ilgachuz Parks, we offer fully serviced cabins and camping facilities. more
Euchiniko Lakes Ranch: Enjoy flyfishing the famous Blackwater River, packhorse trips or riding wilderness trails, big-game hunting, canoeing or hike the historic Alexander Mackenzie Trail. There’s something for everyone at Euchiniko Lakes Ranch including a relaxing camp fire. more
Fawn Lake Resort: Discover a quiet wilderness setting and accommodations for everyone. Every site or modern log cabin has its own fire-pit and picnic table. Experience the beautiful Cariboo region at Fawn Lake Resort and enjoy the fishing, hiking, & wildlife viewing. more
Fawnie Mountain Outfitters: We are licensed big game hunting guides & outfitters, offering black bear, grizzly and moose hunts in British Columbia’s Chilcotin wilderness. Our main lodge at Moose Lake is in the heart of moose country, an area known for large trophy black and grizzly bear... more
Fraser River Raft Expedition: Whether you prefer to paddle and oar on twisting mountain streams, or motor-rafting the gorges and canyons of BC's major rivers, we feature wilderness and semi-wilderness whitewater adventures. Enjoy scenic wilderness unmatched in North America. more
Free Rein Guest Ranch: Explore our amazing landscapes, enjoy our Western hospitality, experience our adventures and embrace our friendly and relaxed Cariboo lifestyle. We really do give you free rein to decide how you spend your days with us. more
Interior Whitewater Expeditions Ltd: It’s a raft adventure you won’t forget with wild undisturbed rivers plus hiking, canoeing, & the astonishing scenery of Wells Gray Park. We provide a rare combination of river trips as you hike to pounding waterfalls, raft volcanic canyons, & see stunning wil... more
Langara Fishing Adventures: Our deluxe resorts are located in the remote Queen Charlotte Islands & Chilcotin, and provide you with the finest fishing, retreat, and adventure destinations available. There’s also whale watching, and wildlife or eco-heli tours of pristine marine environmen... more
Moondance Bay Resort: Experience year round family fun on Bridge lake with fishing, hiking, biking, boat and sports equipment rentals, ice skating and more. We offer deluxe lakefront cabins, lakeside RV sites with picnic tables, a shower house with laundry facilities, & a convenie... more
Morrow Chalets: 2.5 hours north of Whistler, we are located in the mountains on Tyaughton Lake. There are endless winter and summer adventures from hiking, fishing, and horseback riding -- to skiing, snowmobiling, and more. Join us for a weekend getaway, or family vacation. more
Northern Lights Lodge: Join us for dry fly fishing on world-class rivers & Quesnel Lake, for the largest most aggressive strain of rainbow trout on the planet. You’ll experience wild native trout and river fishing at its best. We’re located on Quesnel Lake, the deepest freshwater f... more
Pathways Canada Tour Company: Experience Bowron Lakes Canoe Circuit, a uniquely Canadian wilderness adventure, with the original and most experienced Bowron Lakes Canoe Guides. 9 lakes, each with a distinct personality, linked by 100kms of lazy rivers, towering peaks, rapids and cascading ... more
Plato Island Resort: The sunsets have to be experienced … no words can describe the serenity and splendor. We offer excellent fishing on Quesnel lake, camping & comfortable cabin accommodation, a well protected marina, & delicious quality meals. See you soon! more
Rainbow Waters Fly Fishing Adventures: Rainbow Waters Fly Fishing Adventures offers guided fly fishing in the pristine wilderness of the Cariboo Mountains of British Columbia. From diverse stillwaters to Sockeye salmon creeks and rivers, the exceptionally beautiful and unique Quesnel Lake ecosystem... more
REO Rafting Adventure Resort: Raft BCs best rivers near Vancouver, Kelowna & Whistler. Enjoy a hot tub, sauna, private beach, serene wilderness & hiking trails. REO adventure vacations include kayaking, fishing, hiking, canoeing, & more. Stay in your own tent, rivers edge cabin tent, or l... more
ROAM (Rivers Oceans and Mountains): Experience the most unique vacations with whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, whale watching, heli-hiking and multi-sport activities. We offer unprecedented access to pristine wilderness environments and places no other adventure companies dare to venture. more
Sheridan Lake Resort: We offer clean comfortable cabins, 90 grassy campsites, & a chance to catch a trophy Rainbow Trout. There’s wireless internet, paved roads, fishing licenses, boat and motor rentals, and 36 moorage spots. Come catch a big Rainbow, and the memory of a lifetime... more
Sheridan Park Resort: Our quiet peaceful park on the lake is in a secluded bay surrounded by wilderness. Along with the best personal service, the cabins & campsites are clean, well kept with the all the conveniences. There’s also boat rentals, a general store, playground, & mult... more
Siwash Lake Ranch: 4.5 Stars - explore pristine wilderness by horseback, on your own or with a guide. Cast to a rising trout, hike to cascading waterfalls, mountain bike an array of trails or paddle shimmering Siwash Lake. Ultra-luxe accommodation, fine dining & all season adven... more
Spring Lake Ranch: Enjoy horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, & winter sports with old fashioned hospitality & a relaxed western atmosphere. Our year-round natural paradise, in BC’s Cariboo Country, is the perfect place for a tranquil adventure and to create special memories. more
Ts'yl-os Park Lodge: Enjoy fully guided river fly fishing and horseback riding vacations, through the valleys, while staying at our mountain lodge. Call us or visit our website to ask for a free colour brochure and be sure to ask about week-long mountain horse packtrips! more
Westwind Tugboat Adventures: North America’s original tugboat adventure. Enjoy wilderness fishing for trophy salmon and halibut plus Luxury cruising on the beautiful "Inside Passage" of BC. Follow the Fish to Langara Island, Prince Rupert and Bella Bella regions. Only 8 & 12 guests. more
Ecosummer Expeditions: BC’s first kayaking company offers award-winning trips to the Queen Charlotte & Gulf Islands, Johnstone Strait, & West Coast Trail. We guarantee world-class scenery, some of the world’s finest Orca whale and bear watching, & an absolute commitment to service. more
Euchiniko Lakes Ranch: Enjoy flyfishing the famous Blackwater River, packhorse trips or riding wilderness trails, big-game hunting, canoeing or hike the historic Alexander Mackenzie Trail. There’s something for everyone at Euchiniko Lakes Ranch including a relaxing camp fire. more
Langara Fishing Adventures: Our deluxe resorts are located in the remote Queen Charlotte Islands & Chilcotin, and provide you with the finest fishing, retreat, and adventure destinations available. There’s also whale watching, and wildlife or eco-heli tours of pristine marine environmen... more
ROAM (Rivers Oceans and Mountains): Experience the most unique vacations with whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, whale watching, heli-hiking and multi-sport activities. We offer unprecedented access to pristine wilderness environments and places no other adventure companies dare to venture. more
Westwind Tugboat Adventures: North America’s original tugboat adventure. Enjoy wilderness fishing for trophy salmon and halibut plus Luxury cruising on the beautiful "Inside Passage" of BC. Follow the Fish to Langara Island, Prince Rupert and Bella Bella regions. Only 8 & 12 guests. more
Alpine Wilderness Retreat: Retreat from the bustle of the city to our fly-in resort on Elbow Lake! Our snow fed lakes in the North Thompson are home to world-famous Kamloops Trout, and our resort has everything you’ll need. There’s lots of wildlife too so don’t forget to bring your ca... more
Fraser River Raft Expedition: Whether you prefer to paddle and oar on twisting mountain streams, or motor-rafting the gorges and canyons of BC's major rivers, we feature wilderness and semi-wilderness whitewater adventures. Enjoy scenic wilderness unmatched in North America. more
Interior Whitewater Expeditions Ltd: It’s a raft adventure you won’t forget with wild undisturbed rivers plus hiking, canoeing, & the astonishing scenery of Wells Gray Park. We provide a rare combination of river trips as you hike to pounding waterfalls, raft volcanic canyons, & see stunning wil... more
REO Rafting Adventure Resort: Raft BCs best rivers near Vancouver, Kelowna & Whistler. Enjoy a hot tub, sauna, private beach, serene wilderness & hiking trails. REO adventure vacations include kayaking, fishing, hiking, canoeing, & more. Stay in your own tent, rivers edge cabin tent, or l... more
Ecosummer Expeditions: BC’s first kayaking company offers award-winning trips to the Queen Charlotte & Gulf Islands, Johnstone Strait, & West Coast Trail. We guarantee world-class scenery, some of the world’s finest Orca whale and bear watching, & an absolute commitment to service. more
ROAM (Rivers Oceans and Mountains): Experience the most unique vacations with whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, whale watching, heli-hiking and multi-sport activities. We offer unprecedented access to pristine wilderness environments and places no other adventure companies dare to venture. more
Westwind Tugboat Adventures: North America’s original tugboat adventure. Enjoy wilderness fishing for trophy salmon and halibut plus Luxury cruising on the beautiful "Inside Passage" of BC. Follow the Fish to Langara Island, Prince Rupert and Bella Bella regions. Only 8 & 12 guests. more
Fraser River Raft Expedition: Whether you prefer to paddle and oar on twisting mountain streams, or motor-rafting the gorges and canyons of BC's major rivers, we feature wilderness and semi-wilderness whitewater adventures. Enjoy scenic wilderness unmatched in North America. more
Morrow Chalets: 2.5 hours north of Whistler, we are located in the mountains on Tyaughton Lake. There are endless winter and summer adventures from hiking, fishing, and horseback riding -- to skiing, snowmobiling, and more. Join us for a weekend getaway, or family vacation. more
REO Rafting Adventure Resort: Raft BCs best rivers near Vancouver, Kelowna & Whistler. Enjoy a hot tub, sauna, private beach, serene wilderness & hiking trails. REO adventure vacations include kayaking, fishing, hiking, canoeing, & more. Stay in your own tent, rivers edge cabin tent, or l... more
ROAM (Rivers Oceans and Mountains): Experience the most unique vacations with whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, whale watching, heli-hiking and multi-sport activities. We offer unprecedented access to pristine wilderness environments and places no other adventure companies dare to venture. more
Westwind Tugboat Adventures: North America’s original tugboat adventure. Enjoy wilderness fishing for trophy salmon and halibut plus Luxury cruising on the beautiful "Inside Passage" of BC. Follow the Fish to Langara Island, Prince Rupert and Bella Bella regions. Only 8 & 12 guests. more

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Wildlife Viewing in the Cariboo Chilcotin of British Columbia