Cariboo Mountains

Feature type: Mountains
Province: British Columbia
Location: South of Rocky Mountain Trench
Latitude: 52°55’00”
Longitude: 120°15’00”
NTS map: 93A/16
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names

The name Cariboo was first applied to the goldfield area around Quesnel and Barkerville. The Algonquian Indian word xalibu, referring to the North American reindeer, means “pawer” or “scratcher.”


  • Akrigg, George Philip Vernon, 1913-, and Helen B. Akrigg. British Columbia place names. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1997
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