Cariboo Regional District

The Cariboo Regional District spans the Cities and Districts of Quesnel, Williams Lake, 100 Mile House, and Wells in the Central Interior of British Columbia.

Cariboo Regional District


Major communities
Location in British Columbia
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Office locationWilliams Lake
  BodyBoard of Directors
  Electoral Areas
  • A - Red Bluff–Quesnel South
  • B - Quesnel West–Bouchie Lake
  • C - Bowron Lake–Barlow Creek–Barkerville
  • D - Commodore Heights–McLeese Lake
  • E - South Lakeside–Dog Creek
  • F - Horsefly–Likely–150 Mile House
  • G - Lac La Hache–108 Mile Ranch
  • H - Canim Lake–Forest Grove
  • I - West Fraser–Nazko
  • J - West Chilcotin
  • K - East Chilcotin
  • L - Lone Butte–Interlakes
  Total80,609.75 km2 (31,123.60 sq mi)
  Density0.77/km2 (2.0/sq mi)


It covers the area from 70 Mile House to Hixon, just south of Prince George.

Incorporated municipalities


Other communities

Features and Amenities

The Cariboo Regional District provides region-wide library services, recreational facilities, and local fire protection.


2006 Census

The Canada 2006 Census population was 62,190 persons living on a land area of 80,629.34 km² (31,129.9 sq mi).

Ethnic groups in Cariboo RD (2016)
Ethnic groupEuropean46,58576.4%
South Asian1,0451.7%
Latin American800.1%
Southeast Asian500.1%
West Asian200%
Multiple minorities1200.2%
Visible minority, n.i.e.500.1%
Total population61,988100%

2001 Census

According to the Canada 2001 Census:

  • Population: 6,428 (exclusive of aboriginal on-reserve populations)
  • % Change (1996-2001): -2.0
  • Dwellings: 2,481
  • Area (km².): 783.54
  • Density (persons per km².): 8.2

Rural Representative Elections

Electoral directors

Twelve electoral area directors and four municipal directors govern the affairs of the Cariboo Regional District. The electoral area directors are elected by area voters, and municipal directors are appointed by their municipal council. All directors serve for a four-year term.

Electoral areas

Regional District Electoral Areas are A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K and L.

Electoral areas have no administrative or governmental significance; they are used only to elect rural representatives to regional district boards.

Cariboo A

Cariboo A (Red Bluff-Quesnel South) is a regional district electoral area (RDEA) in the Cariboo Regional District, British Columbia, Canada. The electoral area is located along the east side of the Fraser River south of Quesnel and west of the Quesnel River. The area represented is also referred to as the North Cariboo, but that term also includes the City of Quesnel, and the many Indian Reserves within its boundaries are not part of the system of regional district governance and are outside the regional district's jurisdiction.


The Cariboo District and 100 Mile House are featured prominently in Al Purdy's poem "The Cariboo Horses" to examine the tradition of equinity against human civilization.[2]


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