Departing Kamloops we entered the rugged Caribou Chilcotin Coast region, stretching from the Caribou Mountains to the wild Pacific Coast. This region was mostly colonized during the gold rush of the 1860’s and soon bustling with miners and cowboys. We stopped in the mining town of Lillooet, marked as the southern terminus or “Mile O” of the original gold rush trail to the Caribou goldfields.
We journeyed through the Coast Mountain ranges to the alpine resort of Whistler, set in a spectacular location and considered an adventure playground for skiers and mountain bike riders. Whistler, one of the host cities of the 2010 Winter Olympics, is a vibrant and bustling place and it’s pedestrian-only village is alive with pubs, bars, music and shopping.