The West Chilcotin An extraordinary place to visit,
whether for adventure or to relax, you've never seen anyplace like this!

In the heart of British Columbia lies one of the last true wilderness regions of the world
from high range grasslands on its eastern edge to the Great Bear Rainforest in the west.

Want Adventure at your door?

There is a myriad of activities to choose from in summer from hiking to biking to flightseeing, sailing, fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding or trailriding. Or if you are a winter sport enthusiast, choose our gorgeous blue sky winter days and perfect powder snow.

Kayaking on Bluff Lake. Photo by Alexis King.

Summer

You can't possibly be here long enough to do everything there is to do, but you can sure try! Go from extreme sports to family orientated activities or easy days on a dock. Just choose!

Pointing out the Coast Mountain Range from the top of a windswept mountain.

Winter

The western region of the Chilcotin is known for its fabulous dry powder, perfect for snowmobiling! Or check out miles of groomed cross country ski trails at Tatla Lake or in the Rainbow Mountains.

Grizzly bear sow.

Wildlife

Like Alaska, summer or winter, we have one of the largest populations of big game and fur bearing animals to photograph in North America, not to mention our really big birds!

Two riders explore the Chilcotin.

Our Regions

We've broken this huge area down into Regions for ease of navigation

Because the West Chilcotin comprises such a huge area, we have broken it down into ten regions for visitors to make it easier to find more detailed information for each area. We also have information on all regions along Highway 20 from Riske Creek to Bella Coola to assist in your travel planning.

The Volcanic Peaks of the Itcha Ilgatchuz Park.

Provincial Parks

We have a number of Provincial Parks and protected areas in the Chilcotin

The Chilcotin is blessed with several designated Protected Areas and a number of Provincial Parks, one of which is Tweedsmuir Park, the largest park in BC, and still almost entirely wilderness. Except where Highway 20 runs through it, it is only accessible by horse, plane, hiking or by snowmobile in winter.

Coming to Visit? This is what you need to know.

For more information on accommodations, be sure to visit their website links.

Check out the accommodations available throughout the region. Use our interactive Map, and make sure to download our Highway 20 Guide for where to go and what to do!

Native carving.

Accommodations Cabins, motels, B&B's, RV Sites and Camping. We have it all!

Driving an RV on the Bella Coola Hill.

How to Get Here Drive, fly, or take a ferry.

Interactive map with buttons for each community.

Interactive Map This map will help you to discover all our communities along the way.

Cover of the Highway 20 Guide.

Download Brochure Download our 101 Things to do Along Highway 20 guide.

Want More?

We have hundreds of photos and over 80 pages of information on the area on our desktop (non-mobile) version of this website.

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