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100 Mile House
In any season you’ll find 100 Mile House the right place to be. This vital town is ready and able to serve all sorts of visitors. You may arrive by automobile, snowmobile or light aircraft. While you are here, satisfy your appetite in a diverse selection of pubs and restaurants. For your general needs there are grocery stores, pharmacies and retail stores. Looking for something specific? One of the many specialty shops may have just what you are looking for.
To keep busy, you can play golf, admire the work of local artists or stop by one of the many unique shops. If your timing is right, you can catch a concert or theatrical production at Martin Exeter Hall. You don’t have to leave town to experience the beauty of nature. Next to the Visitor Centre you’ll find an 8 ha wetland perfect for bird watching. Take the whole family to Centennial Park, where you can go for an easy 1.5 km stroll to picturesque Bridge Creek Falls. In summer, the falls shimmer and glint with sunlit spray, while winter freezes the watery beauty into an ephemeral natural monument.
100 Mile House is big enough to offer every service you may require, but small enough to offer a friendly welcome and relaxed atmosphere. To rest your head, you will find quaint B&Bs to hotels and motels that will be sure to suit your liking as well as a municipal campground and RV sties.
In the beginning…
“Gold!” Peter Dunlevy probably exclaimed in 1859 upon finding this elusive metal in the Horsefly River. Little did he know his discovery would create the Cariboo Gold Rush, resulting in the growth of many South Cariboo communities.
100 Mile House was originally named Bridge Creek House and began as a small rest stop located 100 miles from Lillooet along the route to fortune. Successive owners of Bridge Creek House catered to travellers and settlers seeking to carve their own niche in the Cariboo. For 50 years F.J. Barnard’s horse-drawn wagons carried provisions and passengers throughout the Cariboo until 1915. See an original stage coach on display at the Red Coach Inn.
As the years passed, the Barnard Express Stage Line was replaced by buses, horses were replaced by cars, and prospectors by tourists searching for the golden nuggets of vacation get-aways. However, the importance of the town has remained unchanged.
- Centennial Park and Bridge Creek Falls
- 100 Mile Marsh
- BX Stage Coach
- 99 Mile Ski Trails
- Community Murals