BC Spaces Page Link
Environmental Education
Take Action
Take articles

The dominant characteristic of the Cariboo country is the interior wetbelt forest of the Columbia mountains. In these forests undergrowth is dense with Devil's club and various other kinds of vines and berries. This ecosystem is reminiscent of the rainforest on BC's outer coast, although the climate here in the Cariboo Region is colder and snow plays a much more important role. A complex of protected areas from Bowron Lake down through the Cariboo Mountains to Wells Gray helps to protect the diversity of the area. The heavier interior rainforest of this region is a dramatic contrast to the dry grasslands of the Chilcotin country to the west.

Wells Gray Provincial Park is well known for its alpine hiking, kayaking, wildlife viewing and spectacular waterfalls. The Cariboo Mountains provide world-class fly-fishing for Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout and Dolly Varden, and is also an area of exceptional scenic beauty perfect for hiking, photography, or nature viewing. Bowron Lake Park offers a top calibre canoeing circuit on mountain lakes.

Common forest types in this region include old-growth Interior Douglas-fir, old-growth western red cedar, Interior Cedar-Hemlock forests, Sub-Boreal Spruce, and important stands of riparian deciduous forests.

"A complex of protected areas from Bowron Lake down to Wells Gray protects the diversity of the area."

We invite you to explore the following parks:

Bowron Lake Provincial Park

Cariboo Mountains Provincial Park

Wells Gray Provincial Park

Mount Robson Provincial Park

Become Involved!

Report Problems
with this site
or any links.

   Home | About | Explore BC's Parks | BC's Wildlife | History of Conservation | BC's History of Conservation | Wilderness Tourism: Zonation System, Special Management Zones, Jobs and the Environment | Environmental Education: Learning About Nature, | Take Action: What You Can Do, Contribute | Articles: Archive, News Links, Documents | Contact | Links