The Village of Cache Creek is a small community located 354 kilometres (220 mi.) northeast of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at the junction of Trans-Canada Hwy #1 and the Cariboo Hwy #97. This historic junction was once where travellers on the Cariboo Wagon Road could turn east on to a trail that followed the Thompson River to Kamloops.
It's believed that Cache Creek got it's name from fur traders using the location as a cache for supplies and trade goods. Some believe it was the hiding spot for loot that was stolen by the famous train robber Bill Miner. Whatever the truth, the greenery of this beautiful and shady grove set along the banks of a gentle creek that flows in the Bonaparte River is a refreshing respite from the summer heat of the semi-arid hills that surround it. It remains a popular stopping spot for travellers along the highways to northern BC and east into the Kamloops Thompson region and on to Shuswap and the Rockies.
Surrounded by dry grasslands, working ranches, and dramatic desert scenery, Cache Creek (population: 1,037) is the crossroads to Cariboo Country and the Southern Interior of British Columbia.
The Cache Creek area is a great spot for year round outdoor recreation. Hike the surrounding hills, trout fish the many lakes in the area, camp at a provincial park, golf at the local course or go fossil hunting at the McAbee Fossil Beds. Be sure to visit the near by Historic Hat Creek Ranch, once a stopping place for travellers during the Cariboo Gold Rush of the 1860's.