Super Camping British Columbia
Super Camping British Columbia

Super Camping
British Columbia
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Clinton near 70 Mile House and Cache Creek, Photo Destination BC

70 Mile House, located in British Columbia’s Cariboo region, marks the turnoff point to the Green Lake Recreational Area. Green Lake is a 15 km (9 mi) long lake and a popular recreational area, home to a thriving wildlife population that includes osprey, eagles, loons and a variety of ducks. If you enjoy the water, then this is an area worth visiting. There are some 18 public access points to Green Lake for swimmers, boaters, windsurfers and water skiers.

The surrounding area is populated with provincial parks offering outdoor activities year-round. The region is also home to many historic buildings that have stood since the area was founded. During the summer months swimming, fishing, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking and horseback riding are extremely popular. Skiing, tobogganing, ice fishing, snowmobiling and sleigh rides are all the rage during the winter months.

Sunset on Green Lake, Cariboo | Kim Walker

Location

70 Mile House is located on Hwy 97 in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region, 155 km / 96 mi north-west of Kamloops, 367 km / 228 mi south of Prince George and 133 km / 83 mi south of Williams Lake.

Step Back in Time

Historically 70 Mile House was one of the first roadhouse stops on the Cariboo Gold Rush Trail, constructed in the 1860s to serve the many gold seekers heading north. As time passed, some of the travellers decided to settle and establish roots in the area. 70 Mile House marks the distance along the Cariboo Wagon Road from Lillooet (0 mile), thus allowing travellers to gauge their distance travelled.

Historically the Green Lake region served the fur trade, being situated on the Fur Brigade Trail between Fort Kamloops and Fort Alexandria.


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