Home to vast stretches of untouched wilderness, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is one of Canada’s final frontiers. With towering mountains scraping against the sky, sprawling steppes covered with wildflowers, remote valleys carved by ancient rivers and an untamed ocean coast teeming with wildlife, this region is a backcountry explorer’s dream. Reel in the catch of a lifetime on one of the Fishing Highway’s incredible lakes, explore the bays and inlets around Bella Coola on sea kayaking adventure or get away from it all amid the natural splendour of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park – there is lots to discover in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast!
To help you make the most out of your time here, the Backroad Mapbooks team has created the most comprehensive and detailed recreation Mapbook for the region ever! The 5th Edition Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Backroad Mapbook features numerous additions and expansions from our last edition, including labelled fish species, private land, charts for fish stocking and hiking trails, countless new recreational Points of Interest and a brand new Backcountry Huts and Cabins section. Featuring 59 maps at 1:250,000 scale, thousands of detailed Adventure write-ups, an easy-to-use index and much more, this is your ultimate guide to exploring the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast!
In your durable, heavy-duty, spiral-bound 21.5 x 28 cm (8.5 x 11 in) Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Mapbook you will find 59 detailed topographic maps spanning the region, complete with labelled recreation sites, amenities, highways, backcountry roads, trails and other Points of Interest. These user-friendly maps boast a level of cartographic sophistication unparalleled even by government sources, making them the maps of choice for loggers and Search and Rescue teams.
In addition to our maps, we list the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast’s best accommodations, services, outfitters and amenities, including information on the region’s best outdoor tours and hunting and fishing suppliers.
Our detailed adventure section is one of the features that makes your Backroad Mapbook so much more than just a map of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. From hiking to hunting, ATVing, paddling, wildlife viewing and beyond, our team of writers and researchers have come up with the most comprehensive adventure information available anywhere for this region.
Our easy-to-use index is divided into Map and Adventure sections to make it even simpler to navigate. Here you will find page numbers and map coordinates for each activity and location, plus important numbers, distance charts and an advertiser list for easy referencing.
New to this edition, we have included detailed profiles for the major communities of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, including Lillooet, Williams Lake, Quesnel, Wells, Barkerville, Likely, Bella Coola and several others. Here you will find information on the most exciting things to do in and around town.
In the latest edition of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Backroad Mapbook you will find close to 50 listings for the best things to see and do while travelling the regions highways, secondary roads and backroads. From pictographs to hot springs, mountain top lookouts, waterfalls and museums, there is a unique attraction around every corner.
The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is famous for its fishing, and for good reason. From the fabled lakes along the Interlake Highway to the Chilcotin Plateau, the Dean River and the remote inlets of the central coast, there are endless opportunities for angling here. Your 5th Edition Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Backroad Mapbook contains over 500 listings for the best places to fish in the region complete with information on species, stocking, access, regulations and more.
With so much open country to explore and a surprisingly broad range of habitats, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region is a great place to hunt, whether you prefer targeting big game like bear and moose or are looking for an exciting game bird hunt. In the 5th edition of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Backroad Mapbook you will find detailed descriptions of each major game species found in the region, along with tips on how to find them, as well as descriptions of every Wildlife Management Unit in the Cariboo Region.
The lake, river and ocean routes of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast have been used by local First Nations for many generations, and these traditional waterways make for some incredible recreational canoeing and kayaking. In the 5th edition Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Backroad Mapbook you will find over 50 listings for the best places to paddle in the region, complete with information on distance, portage, access points, campgrounds and more. From the ever-popular Bowron Lakes Canoe Route to the remote coastal waters around Bella Bella we have you covered.
The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is one of the least populated areas of British Columbia, leaving plenty of space for big parks like Tweedsmuir, Wells Gray, Ts’yl-Os and others. In the 5th edition Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Backroad Mapbook you will find close to 90 listings for the region’s provincial, national and regional parks complete with information on access, activities, trails, wildlife and more.
Rec Site Adventures
Your 5th edition Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Backroad Mapbook is your go to guide to the region’s recreation sites, from remote and rustic camping spots to easy-access day-use sites. In this Mapbook you will find close to 240 listings for rec sites across the region complete with directions, number of campsites, activities and more. We also note which sites have been enhanced and now charge a fee as well as those that are remote, user maintained sites.
From long-distance multi-day treks through remote mountain ranges to casual riverfront strolls and short day hikes through a provincial park, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast has a wide range of trail options for all types of explorers. In this mapbook you will find close to 230 detailed trail listings including information on distance, elevation gain, access, highlights and more. This region is rich in history with trails like the Alexander MacKenzie Heritage Trail and those around the Wells/Barkerville area allowing visitors to explore this vast area of BC.
From abandoned logging roads to challenging hill climbs, muddy wetlands, easy beginner trails and beyond, there are a wide variety of ATVing options in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region. In this Mapbook you will find 30 detailed listings for the best places to ATV in the area, including trails around 100 Mile House, Gold Bridge and the Tchaikazan Valley, complete with information on distance, elevation gain, staging areas, highlights and more.
With a generous snowfall and an abundance of open terrain to explore, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is an amazing snowmobiling destination. From the steep terrain of the Coast Mountains to the countless designated trails around Gold Bridge and McBride, there is no shortage of awesome sledding to be done. In your 5th Edition Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Backroad Mapbook you will find over 50 listings for the best places to snowmobile in the region complete with information on staging areas, trail distances, elevation gains, warming shelters and more
From rare birds like the American white pelican to big mammals like California bighorn sheep, wild horses and moose, to impressive runs of spawning salmon and the bears and eagles that they attract, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is full of interesting wildlife. In your 5th Edition Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Backroad Mapbook you will find over 70 listings for the best places to view wildlife in the region, including conservancies, protected areas, marshes, parks and more.
Blessed with an abundance of clean, soft snow, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is home to just about any winter activity you can think of, from snowshoeing to fat biking, backcountry skiing and ice fishing. In the 5th Edition Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Backroad Mapbook you will find 30 detailed listings for the best places to get outdoors in the winter, including community ski trails and downhill ski resorts.
Backcountry Huts and Cabins
From snowmobile warming cabins to hiking shelters, hunter’s cabins and backcountry ski huts, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast has a wide assortment of backcountry shelters to take advantage of while exploring the wilderness. In the 5th Edition Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Backroad Mapbook you will find close to 30 listings for backcountry huts and cabins highlighted in this bonus section. To help you find that hidden backcountry retreat, we include information on access, capacity, reservations and more.
We are always looking for ways to improve our products. Whether it is map updates, new trails, or road closures, we welcome any new information and feedback.
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Map 4/E4-Map 5/B5
In an effort to protect sensitive alpine habitats, the province is closing higher elevations of the Cayoosh and Shulaps mountain ranges to motor vehicle traffic. As such, vehicles are no longer allowed above 1,920 metres on Cayoosh, Shulaps, Red, French, Hogback and China Head Mountains (not including Yalakom-Big Bar Road), or on Nine Mile Ridge. These alpine ecosystems provide important summer and spring habitat for grizzly bears, mule deer, mountain goats and California bighorn, and are vulnerable to damage.
Maps of the closed areas can be found at: https://www.flickr.com/gp/bcgovphotos/B97k96 & https://www.flickr.com/gp/bcgovphotos/1282CG
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If I buy the print edition, can I get a copy of the PDF included? The print makes sense for planning while the PDF would be useful on the road.