The Central Interior ecoprovince, home to the Tsilhqot’in, Dakelhne, Wet’suwet’en, Secwepemc, Nuxalk, and Haisla First Nations, is right in the middle of the province and gets the benefit of having some rainfall from moist air off the Pacific Ocean. It has snowy winters and a very different group of animals and plants than on the coast. The winters are cold and the summers are warm and dry.
Much of this ecoprovince is grassland, rolling plateaus and parklands, including the Chilcotin and Cariboo plateaus, and the Nechako valley. There are many small lakes and wetlands. Trembling aspen, Douglas fir and lodgepole pine forests cover much of the land.
The major cities are Williams Lake and Smithers.