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Cariboo Wildlife

About British Columbia

British Columbia is a Canadian province located in the westernmost part of the country. The mild climate and picturesque nature of the mountains and valleys make the region very attractive for tourism. Most outdoor activities and extreme sports fans come here to go mountaineering and rafting, skiing and snowboarding, fishing and sailing yachts and travel along the picturesque tourist routes of the reserves. British Columbia cities are no less impressive – hospitable and spotlessly clean, famous for their high standard of living and modern infrastructure.

Cariboo Region

The Cariboo region is located in the central part of British Columbia. It lies between the Cariboo Mountains to the east and extends westward across the Fraser River Plateau to the coastal mountains. Major cities in the Cariboo region include 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and Quesnel.

The geography of the Cariboo region is diverse and varies considerably over short distances. It covers the Cariboo and Coast ridges, the Central Plateau and numerous lakes and rivers.

Major rivers that bisect the region include Fraser, Chilcotin, Chilko, Quesnel, Cariboo and Horsefly. The region's vegetation also ranges from dry meadows to spruce, pine and fir forests at low to medium elevations. The region also has temperate rainforests and alpine forests.

The Cariboo region is rich in the history and culture of the indigenous people of the Secwepemc, Tsilhqot'in, and Dakelh First Nations.

Forestry, agriculture and animal husbandry are among the main activities in the Cariboo region. The region also has mining, transportation, energy and recreational activities such as fishing and hunting.

Recently, it has been a shock to the Cariboo region. There have been many large-scale wildfires and floods. The region has also experienced significant forest beetle infestations, resulting in crop losses in most areas.

Climate change is projected to increase the frequency of these events in the future and increase summer drought.

The most common animals in the region are ospreys and eagles, moose, sandhill cranes and bald eagles, yellow-breasted blackbird, trumpeter swans, waterfowl, hummingbirds, and woodpeckers, as well as beavers.

Also, in the region, you can see black-tailed deer, mink, and wolves, black bear, Kermode bear and the largest grizzly bears in the province.