Are you visiting British Columbia’s South Cariboo area for the first time? Below is a list of “Insider Tips” for things to see and do in this Canadian region.
When I have a visitor from out of town, I take them to the Fraser Canyon near the ranch and across the Fraser to the grasslands of Canada’s famous Gang Ranch.
If you are looking for British Columbia cowboy cuisine, I recommend Ric’s Grill in Kamloops.
Looking for a quiet place to escape and unplug? Check out Big Bar Guest Ranch.
When you come to Big Bar Guest Ranch, get your picture taken on Big Bar Mountain overlooking the Fraser Canyon.
Seeing a lot of cowboy hats? The South Cariboo area is known for rugged cowboys, wildlife and spectacular scenery.
For an expensive, yet quality meal, go to Ric’s Grill in Kamloops.
In the South Cariboo, take your picture with a magnificent horse.
The best vantage points are taken by walking to the top of Lookout Mountain or Big Bar Mountain.
The Big Bar Mountain offers great views and is the best place to watch or experience wildlife, including Big Horn Mountain Sheep. During my visit to Echo Valley Ranch, bear and deer were spotted.
In the Big Bar area, outdoor enthusiasts will want to hike, bike and horseback ride.
Looking for a little exercise? Walk along the trail to Riley Dam.
If you are a museum lover, the Clinton area’s best historical site is the Hat Creek Ranch.
You can tell a lot about Clinton from visiting and watching the annual Clinton Rodeo in late May.
In the spring you should go horseback riding in the grasslands when all the wildflowers are in full color.
Go to the Chartreuse Moose coffee shop in 100 Mile House for great lunch and coffee.
Don’t miss the Big Bar Guest Ranch if you have kids traveling with you.
What are your favorite things to do in British Columbia, Canada?
Thanks to Flint Bondurant for assistance with this post. Article, YouTube video and photos by Nancy D. Brown