Clinton near 70 Mile House and Cache Creek, Photo Destination BC

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70 Mile House

70 Mile House marks the turnoff point to the Green Lake Recreational Area. Green Lake is a 15 km (9 mi) long lake is a popular recreational area and home to a thriving wildlife population that includes osprey, eagles, loons and a variety of ducks. If you love to play in 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 many provincial parks worth a visit, with outdoor activities all year-round. The region is also home to many historic building 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.

The community of Watch Lake is just 31 km (19.3 mi) north-east along North Bonaparte Rd, then on to Green Lake Rd North. Here you can enjoy summer activities such as horseback riding, hiking, swimming and other water sports. Come winter time go ice fishing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, cross-country and downhill skiing, and snowshoeing.

Location

70 Mile House is located 415 km (249 mi) from Vancouver via Hwy #1 or 400 km (240 mi) from Vancouver via Hwy # 99.

Step Back in Time

Historically 70 Mile House was one of the first roadhouse stops on the Cariboo Gold Rush Trail, constructed in the 1860’s 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.

Contact Information

South Cariboo Visitor Centre

70 Mile House & Nearby Accommodations

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Willow Springs RV Park & Campground

Willow Springs RV Park & Campground

Clinton

Willow Springs's Campground provides camping sites in a calm, relaxing environment surrounded by the joys and beauty of nature. We offer a safe, clean campground for your family and pets, where our friendly staff is ready to assist you in your home away from home. Never worry about clean washrooms, ... 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
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
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
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
Eagan Lake Resort

Eagan Lake Resort

Bridge Lake

We are a family oriented resort located in a beautiful and quiet wilderness setting. The resort occupies 8 acres at the west end of Eagan Lake with nature trials through connecting crown land. The lake is 5 km long and 2 km wide, has an elevation of 3500 feet, it is noted for its Kokanee as well as ... 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
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
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
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