Horsefly Accessible Trail

The Horsefly Wheelchair Accessible Salmon Habitat Viewing Trail is located in the community of Horsefly and opened in September 2013 and September 2010 respectively. The trail was built in partnership between the Cariboo Regional District, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the Horsefly River Roundtable, and the provincial government through the Towns For Tomorrow program and the British Columbia Community Recreation Program. Northern Development and the Cariboo Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition also contributed to the trail's development.

Approximately 2.2 km long and featuring a packed, crushed gravel surface, the trail meanders along the Horsefly River, offering views of the salmon spawning channel and beautiful local landscape. A viewing platform overlooking the convergence of the Horsefly River and the start of the spawning channel is the trail’s final destination. The trail has a very gentle grade with one optional section that has a steeper slope offering a more challenging experience.

At the trailhead, an information kiosk displays a map of the Horsefly Wheelchair Accessible Salmon Habitat Viewing Trail. An accessible outhouse is provided for visitors’ convenience and there is plenty of space for parking.

Horsefly is located 80km from Williams Lake. The trail can be accessed by travelling to the community of Horsefly, crossing over the bridge spanning the Horsefly River, and turning right immediately after the bridge.

Ongoing management of the site is provided by the Horsefly River Roundtable.

More information can be found at


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