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. 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 colored 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 rivers 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.
Today , the big draw to the region are the hoodoos, sand dunes and the Big Horn Sheep. It is said the region enjoys one of the largest populations of Big Horn Sheep in the country. The hiking trail in the canyon leading to the top of the hoodoos provides the best opportunity to view the tracks of these mountain sheep.
From the trail peak one can also see the moving sand dunes and some hoodoos up close and personal. A hoodoo is a tall thin spire of rock that pokes up from the limestone and sandstone cliffs in the canyon. The hard rock protects the lower soft rock from erosion creating the totem pole like structures.