Weneez -Vanderhoof, BC Geographical Centre of British Columbia

Weneez, BC The geographical centre of British Columbia near Vanderhoof, BC

Where is Vanderhoof, BC?

Vanderhoof, BC, the geographical centre of British Columbia, is located on the banks of the Nechako River, on Yellowhead Highway 16 in the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako and within the traditional, unceded territory of the Carrier Saik’uz First Nation.

Distance to Vancouver is 876 km, 99 km to Prince George, 619 km to Prince Rupert, 67 km to Fort St. James, 14 km to Saik’uz First Nation and 1267 km (787.54 miles) to Alaska.

The Geographical Centre of British Columbia

The geographical centre of British Columbia, located at 6 km east of Vanderhoof, BC, at Weneez, BC is marked by a cairn.

Weneez, BC

‘Weneez’ is a Carrier Indian word meaning “centre”. It was chosen as the name for the surrounding community in the honour of the original inhabitants of Central B.C., the Carrier Indian Tribe. This cairn also designates the exact geographical centre of British Columbia. Click to enlarge

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Weneez, BC Geocache

Geocache GA12TA7 is located near the cairn.

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