Cariboo and South Chilcotin Road Trip

14 Day Itinerary based on “Circle the Wagons – Exploring the Cariboo

Access:  Start in Vancouver / End in Vancouver

Total duration: 9-14 days

Total distance: 1700 kms (1050 miles)

This itinerary stops in many popular riding destinations in BC’s Cariboo Chilcotin region.  The initial drive from Vancouver to Wells takes you through the spectacular Fraser Canyon then to the Cariboo Plateau.  This route retraces many of the routes taken during the Gold Rush era of the mid-19th century.  Forestry and tourism have now become the main industries and mountain biking is one of the more popular ways to enjoy the incredible landscapes found here.

Itinerary Summary

Day 1 -2                    Wells / Barkerville

  • Ride the historic trails used by early prospectors during the Gold Rush.  Check with Wells Barkerville Mountain Trails for maps, suggested routes, and conditions.  Note: Bikes are not allowed in the Barkerville Historic site.
  • Be sure to step back in time and stroll through the historic town of Barkerville, a national historic site.
  • For great food try the Bears Paw Café in Wells or the famous Lung Duck Tong in Barkerville.

Day 3-5                      Williams Lake

Day 5-6                     100 Mile House

  • Check out the fast flowy XC trails of 108 Mile.
  • The Spruce Hills Resort (formerly The Hills) offers great cabins, excellent food, and a spa
  • In 100 Mile House, Stormrider is a little known fun dh trail just south of town starting 2.4 km up Ainsworth Road.
  • Great coffee and treats at the Chartreuse Moose in 100 Mile House.

Day 6-9                     South Chilcotin

Day 10-13                 Whistler

  • Ride the Whistler Valley trails or the world renown Whistler Mountain Bike Park
  • Stroll the Whistler Village for great shopping and dining experiences
  • After a day in the saddle relax and go for a dip at Lost Lake Park
  • Great breakfasts at Lift Coffee Company in Whistler Village
  • Apres drinks at the GLC

Day 14                     North Vancouver (North Shore)