Major Project Contacts for the Cariboo Region

The Cariboo region includes a portion of the interior plateau bounding the central Fraser Basin watersheds and bordered by mountains to the west, east and south-west. The regional economy has traditionally been dominated by forestry. Other significant sectors include agriculture, tourism and mining.

There are a number of existing mines in production including Gibraltar and Mt. Polley. Proven reserves of copper and gold from active properties are currently valued at $19 billion. The historic legacy of the Cariboo Gold Rush is reflected in the large number of placer mining operations, particularly around Quesnel and eastern portion of the Cariboo region.

The region is capitalizing on biomass opportunities by processing mill and logging residue. The feasibility of additional bio-energy opportunities continues to be explored.


  • Gibraltar Mine Pit Expansion Project
  • Bonanza Ledge Gold Mine
  • New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine
  • Spanish Mountain Gold Mine
  • Cariboo Gold Mine