Cariboo-Chilcotin Coast - Overview

Often called “cowboy country,” this region’s mainstay is cattle production, along with small-scale mixed agriculture. Horse breeding supplies both ranchers and the agri-tourism sector. Highway and rail transport provides access to larger urban markets, as well as international markets via Port Metro Vancouver.

Growing Conditions

This varied terrain contains many microclimates. Coastal regions are temperate and wet, while the interior sees cold winters, hot summers and low precipitation. Soil types include high-clay, sandy and silt.

Crops, Livestock & Food Processing

Products range from cabbage, cauliflower and root vegetables to forage and grain silage crops. Extensive Crown timber land also provides forage-rich grazing range for the large cattle industry. Other livestock includes sheep, poultry, hogs and alpacas.

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