Riske Creek is located 48 (30 miles) west of Williams
Lake on Hwy 20 the 'Freedom Highway' to Anahim
Lake and beyond to Bella Coola.
Riske Creek is home to some of the Chilcotin region's earliest cattle
ranches with some being established since the late 1860's. Riske
Creek was named after a Polish man, L.W. Riskie, who was one of
the first cultivated farmers in the area. Cattle ranching is still
very important today with two large ranches, Thompson Land and Cattle
Ltd. and the Riske Creek Ranching Ltd. being established here.
Riske Creek is a very small community, made up of a section on Hwy
20 and local First Nation Toosey Band, which is located just east
towards Williams Lake. There is very little commercial development
or services available except for the Toosey Band Gas Station which
has a small convenience store and is situated on Tlesc'ox'eten Road,
automotive help with Chilcotin Towing and, for lodgings, the world-famous
Chilcotin Lodge and The Old School House.
South Forest Service Road
Riske Creek sits just west at a point on Hwy 20 where you can take
Chilcotin South Forest Service Road in a southerly direction. From
this active log hauling gravel road, there is access towards the
south-east on a 4x4 road into Junction Creek Range Provincial Park
near where the confluence of the Chilcotin and Fraser Rivers or
south-west along Farwell Creek to Farwell Canyon with a turnoff
for the Gang Ranch or continuing on to Big Creek.
Creek Provincial Park
For nature lovers and wildlife viewing the Junction Creek Provincial
Park gives you the opportunity to spot California Bighorn sheep
in the wild. The best times to come and watch this marvel are from
April to the end of September. Junction Creek Provincial Park also
features natural wonderments such as eroding cliffs, hoodoos, river
canyons and rolling grasslands.
For other natural beauty where you will be in complete awe, make
sure you go to Farwell Canyon. Rather than turning towards Junction
Creek Provincial Park, continue on the Chilcotin South Forest Service
Road along the Chilcotin River to where you meet the bridge. From
here the canyon view is absolutely incredible. If you have the time
and energy, try hiking down to the Chilcotin River to check out
native pictographs and sandstone hoodoos.
For accommodation there is a great spot to stay at Riske Creek at
1080 Stack Valley Road called the Chilcotin Lodge. The Chilcotin
Lodge which is housed in a historic log building rich in Riske Creek
history features home-cooked meals, a cozy atmosphere beautiful
views of the grasslands and nice owners and is sure to please. RV-serviced
hookups are available if you would like to camp under the big clear
For recreation there are fishing, snowmobiling and hiking. For hunters
the Riske Creek has a number of opportunities available with several
guiding outfitters operating here. No Wimp Outfitting offers professional
guiding, 'fly in' fishing and horseback riding into remote cabins
near unspoiled lakes.
For people who love white-water rafting, there is no better than
the Chilcotin River. Kayaks, canoes, jet boats and guided rafting
trips are all available on this wild, untouched river. If you are
interested in this kind of excitement, try Cariboo Chilcotin Jet
Boat Adventures which offer trips into the confluence of the Chilcotin
and Fraser rivers.
Jasper Memorial Team Roping Jackpot
There is a team roping competition at the Riske Creek rodeo grounds
called the Delmar Jasper Memorial Team Roping Jackpot. This takes
place on Monday during the BC Day August long weekend the event
brings out all the local ropers for a fun-filled event. It starts
at 9 a.m. and ends when everyone has finished competing at around
on Riske Creek