Kamloops South Rivers Region 

The Kamloops South Rivers Region extends from the parishes of Barriere and Clearwater in the north on Yellowhead Highway #5 to the Lytton parishes in the south on Highway #1, west to Lillooet on the Gold Rush Trail Highway #99  and east to Monte Creek on Highway #1. Within these boundaries we have a total of nine parishes and one seasonal ministry at Sun Peaks Ski Resort.  

In this region we have a diversity of industry: forestry, mining, pulp and paper, manufacturing, ranching and tourism. Our largest city is Kamloops, billed as the Tournament Capital of Canada. Kamloops is also the home of Thompson Rivers University which is one of the larger employers in the city, offering a variety of courses and degrees. Many of our parishes are set in small rural areas and minister in a variety of ways. Two of our parishes, Lillooet and Barriere-Clearwater, are shared ministries incorporating traditions from the United Church of Canada, the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada. The parish of St Alban’s Ashcroft is a model of successful collaborative ministry.

The parishes in the region are:

Cariboo Northern Region 

Highway #97 is one of the main north-south transportation corridors in BC, providing access to the Alaska Highway in Dawson Creek some four hours north of Prince George.  

The Cariboo Region runs north and south along Highway #97 from 100 Mile House to Prince George.  It extends east along Highway #16 to Highway #5, and south to Valemount.  To the west of Highway #97, the region extends to Alexis Creek.  

The main economics in the region are forestry, mining, and ranching along with retirees. In the City of Prince George, Northern Health is the largest employer.  The University of Northern BC and College of New Caledonia share the landscape with the resources-based economy of the Cariboo. Tourism is also an important part of the Cariboo with historic sites, wilderness trails, parks and camping available. East of Quesnel is the Historic Gold Rush town of Barkerville with an active Ministry at St. Saviours Anglican church.  

The parishes of the Cariboo Deanery are:

Worship in the Cariboo Region is based on the Book of Alternative Services of the Anglican Church of Canada along with the Book of Common prayer. Robson Valley Shared Ministry use Anglican and UCC resources in their services alternately.

Representatives from the parishes in each deanery, meet twice a year as Regional Councils to share in the life and ministry of each of the parishes. They also review and discuss the ongoing mission in the whole of the Territory giving excellent feedback and direction to the Bishop.