Hixon Falls - Hixon, BC.
Hixon is a small community in the Cariboo area of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region of BC, that has a rich heritage in gold mining and forestry. Hixon Falls are tucked in behind the tiny town along a narrow path. 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. With the major city of Prince George only a short distance away, visitors have access to an abundance of attractions and activities. Hiking is a popular choice, from day excursions to backcountry backpacking to horseback tours.
The region was first settled back in 1866 when gold was discovered in the region. The region was called Hixon Creek, after the 19th century prospector, Joseph Foster Hixon. He was the man who first discovered gold in the area. The region thrived as a boom town for a small time, but has since shrunk to a small isolated community. Later the name was shortened to simply Hixon.