Creek is located 79 km (49 miles) west of Kamloops
at the junction of Trans-Canada Hwy 1 and Hwy 97 near Ashcroft.
If you enjoy a small town atmosphere with a dry climate, Cache Creek
is a good destination point. It is close enough to Kamloops for
all your city needs yet far enough away for a relaxed country atmosphere.
Situated along the Bonaparte River, Cache Creek was historically
part of the Gold Rush Era in the 1800's. As people migrated into
the Cariboo Gold Fields, Cache Creek played a central role as a
terminus for the stagecoach lines.
Later with the establishment of Trans-Canada Hwy 1, Cache Creek
provided the necessary means of support for the weary traveler driving
British Columbia with gas stations, motels and restaurants.
While you're in Cache Creek there are a couple of businesses worth
checking out on Todd Road near the Bonaparte River. One is the Cariboo
Jade Shoppe which specializes in jade jewelry and gifts.
for Ice Cream
Then for the kids and those who enjoy a delicious ice cream cone
there is Robbie's a local favourite which is situated next door
to the Cariboo Jade Shoppe.
The climate in Cache Creek is very dry and semi-arid, quite hot
in the summer and cold in the winter. Around Cache Creek, especially
near the Thompson River, the land is very spectacular with the benches
overlooking the valley and river.
Recreation around Cache Creek is excellent. If you enjoy hunting,
cross-country skiing, fishing, snowmobiling and enjoying the backcountry
Cache Creek has a lot to offer.
One area in particular that has good fishing is Loon Lake that is
just 50 km (31 miles) northeast of Cache Creek. With consistent
rainbow trout fishing year after year this 12 km (7.5 mile) long
lake should show some great action. There is some private resorts
complete with cabins, boat rentals and RV camping.
For other RV camping in the immediate Cache Creek town site there
is Brookside Campsite located just 1 km (.6 mile) to the east on
Hwy 1. Brookside Campsite has always been a favourite as it is conveniently
situated next door to a gem of a 9-hole public golf course called
Beach Provincial Park
Two provincial parks near Cache Creek that are worth visiting include
Arrowstone Protected Area located up the Battle Creek Forest Service
Road and Juniper Beach Provincial Park on the Trans-Canada Hwy 1
towards Kamloops near Walhachin. Juniper Beach Provincial Park also
features a campsite close to the Thompson River.
to the Fifties'
If you enjoy street rods and older vehicles and vehicle paraphernalia,
make sure you make the annual 'Back to the Fifties' weekend. Every
June this is where a few of the locals get to exhibit all the neat
auto collectibles that they have kept throughout the years.
Eagle Motorplex Eagle Motorplex
The automotive transportation theme of this event features drag
races and dance at the Nl'akapxm Eagle Motorplex Eagle Motorplex
located towards Ashcroft on Hwy 1. Make sure you get to see the
cruise nicknamed, "Graffiti Days." This is where the street
rods are really appreciated by old-time automotive fans.
There are quite a few ranches around the Cache Creek area with the
famous Hat Creek Ranch in the next valley 10 km (6 miles) to the
north on Hwy 99 and up Semlin Valley towards Walhachin on the Trans-Canada
Cache Creek makes an excellent destination point if you are doing
a driving circle route through Whistler to Vancouver. The turnoff
for Hwy 99 to Lillooet
is located just north of town making for a different drive down
Canyon Provincial Park
Try and stop at Marble
Canyon Provincial Park just located near Pavilion for a rest
stop. Marble Canyon has some interesting rock formations and outcrops.
The different areas are unique, especially the mineral colours present
and if you rock climb, it can be quite an experience.
Other exploring in the area also includes travelling on the backroads
towards the Deadman River on the way east to Savona.
on Cache Creek