Hixon, BC, is one of the midpoints stops between Kamloops and Prince George. Hixon is an unincorporated community at the northern edge of the Cariboo region, located on the east bank of the Fraser River, and is about midway along BC Highway 97 between the cities of Prince George and Quesnel. It was named for Hixon Creek, which in turn is named for a 19th-century prospector in the area, by the name of Joseph Foster Hixon, who found gold here on the banks of the Fraser River back around 1866.
Visit the Hixon Falls, pack a lunch and sit by the water’s edge, wander along the shoreline, or simply enjoy the splendour of the falls. Nearby Quesnel River is a popular fishing area and has Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, and Spring Salmon – all of which can reach up to 30 lbs during the summer, or do some hiking, a popular choice, from day excursions to backcountry backpacking to horseback tours. Visitors can also explore the nearby Cottonwood River Provincial Park.
Hixon, much like the rest of British Columbia, is susceptible to temperature highs and lows during the seasons.
*All weather is shown in Celsius
Volunteer Fire Station
39126 Cariboo Hwy, Hixon, BC V0K 1S0
This stop is located outside Volunteer Fire Station. There is no office at the pickup/dropoff location.