Farwell Canyon

Image by: J. Jalbert


Farwell Canyon in Riske Creek, British Columbia, Canada is an easy-access exceptional sightseeing destination in the Central Cariboo-Chilcotin Region. The canyon is a good stop on any trip when seeking hoodoo canyon views, wildlife viewing opportunities and a taste of the region’s history.

Farwell Canyon is best known for the Chilcotin River, hoodoos and sightseeing Big Horn Sheep. The scenery is best viewed from the lookout ridge fronting the canyon. From the ridge, looking down into the canyon, one can see the aqua-grey coloured Chilcotin River carving a path along the canyon floor.

For those who wish to walk down to the banks of the river, there is a walking path. Watch for cactus. On the river’s edge are a pair of decaying pioneer cabins. It was not long ago the First Nation people lived in the canyon valley as well. Pictographs can still be located on some of the rock walls in the canyon depicting the stories of the early First Nation people.