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Get Fresh. And Salty. This Region's Got It All.

This region was once overrun with prospectors panning the waters for gold. These days, it’s paddlers who are plying such watery gems as the world-famous Bowron Lakes and the coast off the Great Bear Rainforest. Encompassing the quaint communities of Bella Bella, Wells, and Bella Coola, as well as the larger city of Quesnel at the confluence of the Fraser and Quesnel rivers, this area boasts equal parts saltwater adventure and freshwater fun.

Meet the specialists Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

From guides and instructors to marina owners and sales reps, here are the people who will ensure you’re not sent up the creek without a, well, you know. 

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Bear River Mercantile, Bowron Lake Museum

Relax at Bear Camp with their eco-friendly cabins and enjoy time out on the water with canoe and kayak rentals available.

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Becker’s Lodge

Surround yourself with nature at Becker’s Lodge located on Bowron Lake.

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Canoeing on Bowron Lake
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Bowron Lake Lodge

Plan a perfect self guided trip with the kayak, canoe, and paddle board rentals at Bowron Lake Lodge.

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Canoeing with Cariboo Canoe & Kayak Rentals
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Cariboo Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Explore the waters of the Cariboo-Chilcotin with Cariboo Canoe and Kayak Rentals.

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Kynoch Adventure Tours

Experience unique wilderness and whitewater rafting tours with Kynoch Adventure Tours.

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Mount Robson Whitewater Rafting Co

Experience beautiful scenery while whitewater rafting with Mount Robson Whitewater Rafting Co.

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Kayaking tours
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Nemiah Valley Lodge

Explore Chilko lake on guided kayaking tours at the Nehiam Valley Lodge.

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Paddling the coastline of the Great Bear Rainforest
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Norm Hann

Explore the Great Bear Rainforest with Norm Hann tours.

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Whitegold Adventures

Whitegold Adventures is located at Bowron Lake which is known to have some of the best paddling trips.

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Learn more about paddling in Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

The Search For BC’s Best Lake

Which body of water will win CBC’s Best Lake in BC Contest? We have some suggestions of what to vote for.

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