100 Mile House near Canim Lake, Photo Destination BC Albert Normandin

100 Mile House

This may be a small community but 100 Mile House has a lot going for it with plenty to see and do. Galleries, unique shops, eateries and more are all here. Near the Visitor Centre is 100 Mile Marsh, a small wetland area popular for birds, especially water fowl, and birdwatchers. Circling the marsh is an interpretive walking path leading to some viewing benches and a grassy picnic area.  Centennial Park is a hidden treasure located in the heart of 100 Mile House. The waterfalls are only a short walk from the parking lot along tree-lined nature trails and easily accessible to everyone. Fishing is a popular sport in this area of the Cariboo. Many lakes are stocked with native species and anglers, trollers and fly-fishers will find something to satisfy all their tastes.

100 Mile House and the South Cariboo area also brings visitors here in the winter to experience some amazing x-country skiing and snowmobiling. There are hundreds of miles of trails including the Gold Rush Snowmobile Trail. The city is famous for having the world’s tallest skis. Created for a community project the x-country skis were constructed to be admired for the 1987 Cariboo Marathon. Over 36 feet (10.9 m) in length and weighing over 600 pounds (273 kg), the skis are located right beside the South Cariboo Visitor Info Centre.

100 Mile House Big Skis.

Location

The District of 100 Mile House is situated on Hwy 97, BC’s main arterial north-south route, located in the South Cariboo. It is 198 km / 120 mi  north west of Kamloops, 458 km northeast of Vancouver and 334 km south of Prince George.

A Step Back in Time

The small community of 100 Mile House dates back to the early days of the Cariboo gold rush era. During this time period, certain roadhouses, because of their favorable locations along the Cariboo Wagon Road from Lillooet to Soda Creek, grew to be supply points for the gold seekers and the surrounding district. 100 Mile House became South Cariboo’s dominant community and was originally one of these stopping points along the gold rush trail. Between 1862 and 1870, over 100,000 people traveled the Cariboo Waggon Road from Lillooet making their way north into the Cariboo country. 100 Mile House established its name because it was located 100 Miles from Lillooet (Mile 0) of the Cariboo Waggon Road.

The land around 100 Mile House was purchased by British nobleman, the Marquis of Exeter, in 1912. The son of the Marquis, Lord Martin Cecil, arrived in the South Cariboo in 1930 to look after his father’s holdings. The population of the settlement was about 12 at this time.

During the late 40s and 50s the economy shifted and the construction of Highway 97 began. This community remains a welcome stop for visitors on their way through the Cariboo via Highway 97. Today, the South Cariboo consists of various small unincorporated communities in the outlying area surrounding the District of 100 Mile House.

Contact Information

South Cariboo Visitor Centre

100 Mile House & Nearby Accommodations

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100 Mile Motel & RV Park

100 Mile Motel & RV Park

100 Mile House

Nestled in the small community of 100 Mile House, 100 Mile Motel & RV Park is a quiet and relaxing getaway for all guests to enjoy. Surrounded by nature, the quaint town offers rural landscape, picturesque lakes, outdoor activities and cowboy culture. Our motel and RV park offers guests a choice of ... Read more
Cariboo Bonanza Resort

Cariboo Bonanza Resort

Lone Butte

Situated on beautiful Horse Lake in the centre of the Cariboo region, Cariboo Bonanza Resort is the ideal vacation destination for guests wanting a tranquil getaway. Unwind in the pristine wilderness and catch sight of majestic wildlife. Offering a range of accommodation, guests can choose from rust ... Read more
Kokanee Bay Motel & RV Park

Kokanee Bay Motel & RV Park

Lac La Hache

Kokanee Bay Motel & RV Park is relaxation at its finest. Bring the entire family to enjoy beautiful Cariboo while staying at Kokanee Bay. Situated along the shores of Lac La Hache, guests will have their days filled with fishing, swimming, hiking or soaking up the sun. Our accommodation ranges from ... Read more
Paradise Bay Resort

Paradise Bay Resort

Sheridan Lake

Small, peaceful resort on secluded southwest bay of Sheridan Lake. We offer housekeeping cabins, lakefront & tree lined campsites with washrooms, showers, motorboats, paddleboats, canoes for rent, gas/propane, store, playground & a beach where you can swim/float with a slide. We also have signed and ... Read more
Loon Bay Resort

Loon Bay Resort

Sheridan Lake

Situated on the peaceful bay right on Sheridan Lake with 2000ft of waterfront, Loon Bay Resort is an ideal destination for guests to enjoy a relaxing vacation with family and friends. We welcome pets, so bring your furry members with you. The kids will be entertained with our playground and our rent ... Read more
Canim Lake Resort

Canim Lake Resort

Canim Lake

Nestled between the Rocky Mountains and the Coast Mounains, Canim Lake Resort rests on the shores of a 24 mile long lake with mountains and rolling hills circling around. The whole family will love the endless activities offered at our resort. Choose from the several trails for a fun day of hiking, ... Read more
Sheridan Lake Resort

Sheridan Lake Resort

Lone Butte

Book your next family vacation at Sheridan Lake Resort, where you will find rainbow trout fishing and fun adventures. Located on the shores of Sheridan Lake in Cariboo Country, guests are spoiled with picturesque views of the lake and aspen forests. Our modern cabins are equipped with full kitchens, ... Read more
Hathaway Lake Resort

Hathaway Lake Resort

Lone Butte

This is a peaceful area which lends itself to quiet relaxation and year round activities such as fishing, hunting, tenting, swimming, ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, horseback riding and nature walks. Seven cabins and campsites are located overlooking the lake and there are also RV ... Read more
Rainbow Resort

Rainbow Resort

Canim Lake

Our small, quiet campground has large naturalized sites and offers a variety of hook-ups. All sites have 15 amp power and water hook ups. Some have sewer hook-ups. Central showers, laundry facilities and sani dump are also available. ... Read more
South Point Resort

South Point Resort

Canim Lake

Bring your family to an oasis of relaxation and fun! Escape the urban life to a tranquil retreat and connect with nature. Resting on 7.5 landscaped acres with 650 feet of beachfront, our resort is an ideal vacation destination for families to create unforgettable memories. We offer an array of accom ... Read more
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