Archive for the ‘Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Region’ Category

Step Back In Time – Barkerville Historic Town

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Barkerville Historic TownIn 1862, a miner by the name of Billy Barker struck it rich during the gold rush in the foothills of the Cariboo mountains of what is now British Columbia. The town that sprang up around his strike was named after him and can be visited today, looking much as it did, then: Barkerville Historic Town.

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Let’s Hear it For Summer! and Our Updated Website!

Monday, August 26th, 2013

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Let’s hear it for this amazing summer season in beautiful British Columbia!

As we head into the last long weekend of the summer, we encourage everyone to take one last trip! Venture across the province, and stay at one of the many amazing BC Bed & Breakfasts! Or stay local, making it a bit more special with a fun getaway in your hometown.

Travel the Vancouver Coast and pair your stay with a beautiful morning hike – (maybe some last minute back to school shopping) – then unwind and relax with an amazing dinner at any one of the hundreds of amazing culinary restaurants located in the region.

Take a quick ferry ride over to Vancouver Island, and truly understand why Condé Nast Traveler magazine has ranked Vancouver Island as the number one island to visit in Canada in 2012. The eco-system is diverse and they have activities to match. Surf then storm watch in Tofino, or visit  blooming Butchart Gardens in Victoria, or go whale watching at anyone of the amazing communities on the Island.

Visit the Okanagan, the region of BC that truly has something for everyone! An early morning fishing trip, followed by a winery tour in the afternoon and cozying up at one of BC’s finest B&Bs to watch the sunset over the majestic mountain valley landscape. Sounds pretty blissful.

Ride up-north and find all the colors of summer in Northern British Columbia –  including warm-yellow sunsets, rich-green mountainsides and the clearest of turquoise waters. Go off road, and go on horseback or charter a plane or hike to some of the most  idyllic campsites! They may be in the wilderness, but that doesn’t mean they don’t come with modern amenities!

Live large in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast! No, we are not just talking about the Caribou, but also BC’s largest Provincial Park, Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. The Chilcotin Coast combines a rural culture with artistry and spirit! Take a long horseback ride through some amazing landscapes then eat lunch and tour art studios and historic sites.

Rock’n’Roll the Kootenays! Rock the many outdoor activities (The Kootenays are known for their epic outdoor activities). Hike, bike or go whitewater rafting! Or do all three! Then roll on down to the many hotsprings to relax!

Let’s all celebrate summer and also celebrate the best and most hospitable accommodations, The Bed & Breakfasts and Inns of BC! Search our listings today, check availability and book!

We would also like to celebrate the revamp of our website! We revamped the site to better serve you! Our new design and architecture is much more intuitive for you and aimed to make you find a great B&B quicker! Thank you for your patience during the change and of course, we would love to hear from you on how you think our revamped site is doing! Send us a note! 

Where the Rivers Meet Country Bluegrass Jamboree Returns to the BC Cariboo

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
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Banjo Harmonica Fiddle
GuitarThe Cariboo area of British Columbia celebrates heritage music at the Where the Rivers Meet Country Bluegrass Jamboree.

The annual Where the Rivers Meet Country Bluegrass Jamboree returns to charming Quesnel, in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region of British Columbia from April 18-21, 2013.

One of the few Jamborees to be held indoors, the Seniors’ Centre in Quesnel provides a comfortable, family-friendly venue with a dancefloor, a variety of vendors and on-site parking.  Over a dozen Bluegrass and country bands from the area and out of town will play daily, opening with an open-mic “Circle of Friends” and closing out each day with a “band scramble,” which allows bands to mix and match their members for a little fun.

Admission at the door is $10 per day or $35 for all four days.  Proceeds from this event go toward scholarships for local musicians so that they may take private lessons, attend one of the many camps throughout BC, one of which is the BC Fiddle Treat held at Gavin Lake in July, or benefit from some other form of music education.  Scholarship recipients are included in the Jamboree’s lineup.

Where the Rivers Meet Country Bluegrass Jamboree Performers

Adam and Deni

Local Quesnel fiddlers Adam Johnson and Deni Stone are previous scholarship winners making a second appearance at the Jamboree.

Cabin Fever

Hailing from Terrace, BC, Cabin Fever is a new band made up of seasoned country veterans.

Country Calibre

Local band with members hailing from Prince George and Cranbrook plays country, bluegrass and oldies rock & roll.

Country ‘n Stuff

From the Topley B.C. area, this band is a crowd pleaser with an amazing repetoire of “oldies, but goodies.”

Ellaine & Friends

Quesnel’s own Ellaine Simpson on vocals & guitar is joined by Autry Combs on lead guitar, John Koback on rhythm guitar, and John Nechvolodoff on bass guitar.

Greer Valley Blackbirds

Since 2005, this three-generation family band has strummed, fiddled, and sung their way into people’s hearts.

JJ & the Kountry Kin

JJ Johnson is joined by his brothers and sisters to play toe tappin’ and hand clappin’ music.

Lakeside Ramblers

Celebrating 15 years performing bluegrass, old country standards and can dance music across BC and in Alberta.

Let ‘Er Rip Country

Country & Gospel music featuring a  Métis Chetwynd cowboy and a Cree native.

Livin’ Country

Good old country music with vocals to rival Gene Watson.

The Misfits

Playing heritage music “outside the box” makes for memorable performances.

The Quesnel Fiddlers

For over 40 years, these fiddlers have entertained audiences with jigs, reels, and waltzes.

Top Secret Bluegrass Band

This family band from Okotoks, Alberta has now released their second CD, “Off The Record”.

Twin Rivers Country Band

A Quesnel country band that has traveled to Chetwynd, Prince George and Tupper, BC plays with a couple of up and coming fiddlers.

Windy Reeds Harmonicas

Quesnel seniors volunteer to perform with talent, energy and enthusiasm.

Full information, including how you can pre-order discount tickets, is available on the Where the Rivers Meet Country Bluegrass Jamboree website.

Your Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Bed & Breakfasts will offer you comfortable accommodation for the Jamboree and other events in the region.  Innkeepers have great knowledge of their area and can recommend unique and interesting places and events for your enjoyment.  Explore the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region at your leasure!

Williams Lake Stampede Is Cariboo Cowboy Culture at Its Finest

Saturday, May 26th, 2012
Williams Lake Stampede

Williams Lake Stampede rodeo action fills the arena stands each Canada Day Weekend

The 86th Annual Williams Lake Stampede runs from June 30 through July 2, 2012 at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds.  This longstanding rodeo event is a treasure of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region of British Columbia.  Cowboys and rodeo competitors from Canada and the U.S. come together for a long Canada Day weekend of bareback riding, barrel racing, bull riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping and much more.

In addition to the rodeo action, the Williams Lake Stampede features a parade and a variety of vendors and entertainment, making this event fun for the whole family.

The Cariboo area is well known as British Columbia’s Cowboy Country and this summertime event celebrates that history and the thriving cowboy culture of today. (more…)

Rafting the Cariboo Chilcotin

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Rafting on the Chilko River

Close your eyes and imagine glaciated Coastal Mountains, aqua-blue water rolling over lava beds and countryside ranches as far as the eye can see. That is exactly what you can expect while river rafting in the Cariboo Chilcotin region in British Columbia. Known across North America as one of the best rafting spots, with some of the longest stretches of river, and great rapids, the Cariboo Chilcotin is home to a number of amazing and exciting rafting opportunities. Ranging from the relaxing float to the extreme white water rapids, the rivers in the Cariboo Chilcotin are some of the best in the world.

Nestled deep in the middle of untouched valleys, the Taseko and Chilko Rivers offer an experience which cannot be matched no matter where you go. Even before you arrive to your desired destination you are gifted with the gorgeous scenery of glacier mountains and breathtaking views, with wildlife watching you every step of the way. Once you arrive to the launching zone, and get your instructions from the Chilko River Rafting staff, you’re not sure whether to be extremely excited or nervous about the adventure you are about to embark on. But once you start to relax and take in the sounds of the river, and stunning scenery, you realize that you are experiencing a truly unique and unforgettable moment. And then come the rapids. Water splashes all over the boat while you try and listen to the guide to make sure you avoid the danger spots and large rocks, you forget to breath because you are experiencing a major adrenaline rush. Then the water calms down, and you realize that you just conquered a beast, the mighty waters of the Chilcotin.

So instead of dreaming of the rush of taking on some of the country’s most amazing rivers, book your next trip to the Cariboo Chilcotin region and experience white water rafting at its best. And with a number of quaint, cozy and welcoming BC bed and breakfasts awaiting your arrival, this may be the most memorable trip you ever take. Just don’t forget to breath when the water crashes over your head while you’re trying to dodge that big rock ahead!