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Cariboo, caribou

The spelling Cariboo is used only for certain places in British Columbia; all other Canadian place names are spelled Caribou.

  • The Cariboo Gold Rush started in 1859, when gold was discovered at Little Horsefly Creek, British Columbia.
  • During most of the year, ferries link Caribou, Nova Scotia, to Wood Islands, P.E.I.

The animal is a caribou, and the plural is caribou.

  • Keith has seen more moose than he can count, but only two caribou.