Cache Creek

Population: 1,050

Cache Creek is located at the junction of Trans-Canada Highway 1 and Highway 97.

Visitor Information:  Open in summer, Cache Creek Chamber of Commerce, 888-457-7661.

An oasis of traveler services in the middle of desert-like country, Cache Creek grew up around the confluence of the creek and the Bonaparte River, becoming a major supply point on the Cariboo Waggon Road. Today, agriculture, mining, logging and tourism support the community.

Cache Creek offers food, lodging and camping at the Brookside Campsite. There are gas stations (with diesel), a grocery store and fast-food outlets.

Attractions:

  • Hat Creek Ranch, 7 miles north and about a half-mile west of Cache Creek, re-creates the 1860s gold rush at this historic roadhouse on the Cariboo Waggon Road; stagecoach rides, gold panning, camping and cabins.