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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Cariboo Chilcotin Coast > Riske Creek

Riske Creek
Riske Creek is located 48 (30 miles) west of Williams Lake on Hwy 20 the 'Freedom Highway' to Anahim Lake and beyond to Bella Coola.

Cattle Ranching
Riske Creek is home to some of the Chilcotin region's earliest cattle ranches with some being established since the late 1860's. Riske Creek was named after a Polish man, L.W. Riskie, who was one of the first cultivated farmers in the area. Cattle ranching is still very important today with two large ranches, Thompson Land and Cattle Ltd. and the Riske Creek Ranching Ltd. being established here.

Local Services
Riske Creek is a very small community, made up of a section on Hwy 20 and local First Nation Toosey Band, which is located just east towards Williams Lake. There is very little commercial development or services available except for the Toosey Band Gas Station which has a small convenience store and is situated on Tlesc'ox'eten Road, automotive help with Chilcotin Towing and, for lodgings, the world-famous Chilcotin Lodge and The Old School House.

Chilcotin South Forest Service Road
Riske Creek sits just west at a point on Hwy 20 where you can take Chilcotin South Forest Service Road in a southerly direction. From this active log hauling gravel road, there is access towards the south-east on a 4x4 road into Junction Creek Range Provincial Park near where the confluence of the Chilcotin and Fraser Rivers or south-west along Farwell Creek to Farwell Canyon with a turnoff for the Gang Ranch or continuing on to Big Creek.

Junction Creek Provincial Park
For nature lovers and wildlife viewing the Junction Creek Provincial Park gives you the opportunity to spot California Bighorn sheep in the wild. The best times to come and watch this marvel are from April to the end of September. Junction Creek Provincial Park also features natural wonderments such as eroding cliffs, hoodoos, river canyons and rolling grasslands.

Farwell Canyon
For other natural beauty where you will be in complete awe, make sure you go to Farwell Canyon. Rather than turning towards Junction Creek Provincial Park, continue on the Chilcotin South Forest Service Road along the Chilcotin River to where you meet the bridge. From here the canyon view is absolutely incredible. If you have the time and energy, try hiking down to the Chilcotin River to check out native pictographs and sandstone hoodoos.

Chilcotin Lodge
For accommodation there is a great spot to stay at Riske Creek at 1080 Stack Valley Road called the Chilcotin Lodge. The Chilcotin Lodge which is housed in a historic log building rich in Riske Creek history features home-cooked meals, a cozy atmosphere beautiful views of the grasslands and nice owners and is sure to please. RV-serviced hookups are available if you would like to camp under the big clear Chilcotin skies.

Outdoor Recreation
For recreation there are fishing, snowmobiling and hiking. For hunters the Riske Creek has a number of opportunities available with several guiding outfitters operating here. No Wimp Outfitting offers professional guiding, 'fly in' fishing and horseback riding into remote cabins near unspoiled lakes.

Chilcotin River
For people who love white-water rafting, there is no better than the Chilcotin River. Kayaks, canoes, jet boats and guided rafting trips are all available on this wild, untouched river. If you are interested in this kind of excitement, try Cariboo Chilcotin Jet Boat Adventures which offer trips into the confluence of the Chilcotin and Fraser rivers.

Delmar Jasper Memorial Team Roping Jackpot
There is a team roping competition at the Riske Creek rodeo grounds called the Delmar Jasper Memorial Team Roping Jackpot. This takes place on Monday during the BC Day August long weekend the event brings out all the local ropers for a fun-filled event. It starts at 9 a.m. and ends when everyone has finished competing at around 4 p.m.

Information on Riske Creek

First Nations



Map of Riske Creek
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Toosey Band on Tlesc'ox'eten Road
Toosey Band on Tlesc'ox'eten Road


Active Log Hauling on Forest Service Road
Active Log Hauling


Farwell Canyon
Farwell Canyon


Chilcotin Lodge
Chilcotin Lodge


Riske Creek Rangeland
Riske Creek Rangeland


Chilcotin River
Chilcotin River

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