Website now in design phase

The Last Frontier website is now in design and production will commence in late October. Cariboo, Chilcotin and Coast tourism-related businesses will be encouraged to join during the winter months. Please check this space for news and updates.

Meantime, you can read several stories about the Cariboo I have recently published in the Vancouver Province newspapers. Simply click on the links shown below.

Cariboo guest ranches story

http://www.theprovince.com/travel/Mosey+cowboy+country/8811272/story.html

Fish Rock, Lillooet story

http://www.theprovince.com/travel/History+catch+Fish+Rock/8838472/story.html

Horse whisperer at The Hills Health Ranch

http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/Horses+find+bring+happiness/8972413/story.html

Exploring the wild west coast

Griz 2 closerRecently I enjoyed a trip to Klemtu, on the coast between Bella Bella and Prince Rupert, thereby completing the last of my dozen trips to the Cariboo, Chilcotin and Coast regions of the province in 2012-2013. Klemtu is located in the Great Bear Rainforest of BC, where I had a chance to meet some grizzlies and search for spirit bears.

Summer 2013 is finally over, and soon I will begin production of The Last Frontier website, a multimedia project I described to all the folks I met on my many trips through the interior and coast over the past two years. The Last Frontier website will start production soon. It will provide information and photos to people from BC and around the world about ranches and lodges to stay, things to do, good places to eat, and sights to see. Updates will be provided on this website. Please feel free to send queries c/o the editor.

Doing the Discovery Tour

The Quesnel River near Likley is a hot spot for fly fishing

The Quesnel River near Likley is a hot spot for fly fishing

If you look on the BC Ferries website, they call it the “Discovery Tour.” You start in Vancouver, drive north up Vancouver Island, and take the ferry from Port Hardy to Bella Coola, then on through the Chilcotin and Cariboo and back to Vancouver. It’s a very long trip, one I just drove the other way (east to west). Truly amazing, and a trip that anyone truly interested in the BC wilderness should experience.

The Cariboo – south, central and north – is all about fishing, hunting, mining and riding horses. The Chilcotin is so wide open I couldn’t believe it, truly the world’s last frontier, few people and wide open spaces. The Coast is a different world, of whales and grizzly bears and salmon. I met with First Nations people, cowboys and fly fishers, gold panners, ranchers and European tourists agog with what they were seeing.

The upcoming Last Frontier website will provide information and photos about where to stay, what to do, places to eat, sights to see, and a reminder to buy gas whenever you see a gas pump because you might not see another one for a while. Details coming soon.