Cariboo South Chilcotin

Cariboo and South Chilcotin Road Trip

This 14-day itinerary is based on a “Circle the Wagons: Exploring the Cariboo” trip and takes riders into some of British Columbia’s more unexplored regions and trails. 

Access:  Start in Vancouver | End in Vancouver

Total duration: 14 days

Total distance: 1,700 kms (1,050 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.

Day 1 - 2: Wells & Barkerville

Ride the historic trails used by early prospectors during the Gold Rush.
Step back in time and stroll through the historic town of Barkerville
Try the great food at the Bears Paw Café in Wells or the famous Lung Duck Tong in Barkerville

Day 3 - 5: Williams Lake

Ride Fox Mountain trails overlooking Williams Lake
Discover the new Chief William cross-country trail which connects with the Chief Will-yum Campground
Check out Snakes and Ladders in the Westsyde Trail Network or So Long in the Desous Trail Network
Find heathy eats at Smashin Smoothies and great breakfast or lunch at the Gecko Tree

Day 5 - 6: 100 Mile House

Check out the fast and flowy cross country trails of 108 Mile
Check into the Spruce Hills Resort (formerly The Hills) offers great cabins, excellent food, and a spa
Ride Stormrider in 100 Mile House a little known fun downhill trail just south of town 
Find great coffee and treats at the Chartreuse Moose in 100 Mile House

Day 6 - 9: South Chilcotin

Ride remote epic rides in South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park
Book a trip with Tyax Adventures for guided rides and a float plane shuttle
Tyax Resort on Tyaughton Lake is the perfect place to relax after a wilderness adventure
Visit the tiny villages and ghost towns in the Bridge River Valley

Day 10 - 13: Whistler

Ride the Whistler Valley trails or the world-renowned 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
Grab at great breakfast at Lift Coffee Company in Whistler Village
Enjoy drinks at the GLC

Day 14: North Vancouver

Ride Vancouver’s legendary North Shore trails on Mount Seymour and Mount Fromme
Check out the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge
Relax at a local North Vancouver eatery or brewery after your ride
Visit one of the many bike shops for excellent service and great deals

For more inspiration and itinerary planning for your next mountain bike trip to British Columbia, check here.