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The Chilcotin of British Columbia

Welcome to the Chilcotin Region

Located between the majestic Coast Mountains and the Central Interior of British Columbia, the Chilcotin Region is a kaleidoscope of rolling meadows, icy cold fjord-like lakes, grassy plateaus, mustang horses, and even cowboys. Here, you'll find a diverse selection of homes and communities, as well as farms, ranches, and other niche properties. And if you love spending time in the great outdoors, the Chilcotin could be the perfect place for you.

Want to experience Chilcotin's wild frontier for yourself? Let's explore everything this one-of-a-kind region has to offer!

Chilcotin at a Glance


Population: 2,000+
Largest City: Anahim Lake
Major Communities: 8
Median Home Value: $478,000

Getting Around

To Vancouver: 9 hours
To Kelowna: 8 hours, 25 mins
To Kamloops: 6 hours, 45 mins
To Prince George: 6 hours, 20 mins

Our Top Picks for Chilcotin

Though the Chilcotin Region is technically part of Cariboo, this one-of-a-kind area has a personality of its own. In fact, some residents even consider Chilcotin to be the Wild West of Canada! Take a look at some of our favorite things to do across the region, and let us know if you have any questions!

Breathtaking parks and rec

Year-round recreation awaits in the Chilcotin, making it an ideal spot for anyone who loves spending time immersed in nature. In the summer, residents enjoy foraging in the forest for wild berries, biking in the mountains, kayaking on the lakes and rivers, or hiking the region's many trails. You can also safely watch grizzly bears feast on returning salmon and marvel at the sight of majestic humpback whales in Chilcotin's countless regional parks.

Prefer winter sports? The Chilcotin's lakes and rivers freeze over during the colder months, allowing residents to ice skate and play hockey. Chilcotin is also home to spots like the Tweedsmuir Provincial Parks, Ts’yl-os Provincial Park, and Bull Canyon Provincial Park.

Shopping and dining

Though the Chilcotin Region doesn't have any major cities of its own, it's still close to all the everyday conveniences you could ever need. Most of the area's major shopping and dining destinations are concentrated near Alexis Creek, Anahim Lake, and Hanceville. You can also travel to nearby Williams Lake, where you'll find spots like Boitanio Mall and Red Tomato Pies. 

Local attractions

The Chilcotin Region is known for its unique agri-tourism destinations, as well as its guest ranches and Indigenous experiences. If you want a taste of Chilcotin's unparalleled culture, try visiting the Bridge River Fishing Grounds—the past and current fishing area of the St'at'imc People—to learn about the area's First Nations heritage. The Chilcotin also features a variety of local wineries, spas, and golf courses for those looking for a less rugged experience.

Community Guide to the Chilcotin Region

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