Experience western culture at a guest ranch, venture out on a fishing safari, take in a round of golf or hone your creative talents during your stay in the scenic 70 Mile House/Green Lake area.
In the 1800s, fur traders took treacherous journeys across British Columbia using overland and river passage. Fur traders recruited by the Hudson’s Bay Company travelled between Fort Kamloops and Fort Alexandria on the Fur Brigade Trail. Passing the 15km stretch of Green Lake was part of their route.
The construction of the Cariboo Wagon Road in the Gold Rush of the 1860s resulted in new towns and roadhouses springing up throughout the southern Cariboo. Many settlements on the wagon road were marked by their distance from Mile 0 – Lillooet, hence “70 Mile House”.
Things to Do
Tin Cup Greens
Tin Cup Greens is a 9 hole golf course on a beautiful meadow that is open for golf May to October. Surrounded by hiking, biking and snowmobile trails there is plenty to do year round.
The Gold Country GeoTourism Program will guide you around some of the area’s most scenic and historic landmarks, including a beautiful lake and the site of a gold trail roadhouse.
During the summer, visitors can enjoy all the outdoor activities that have become synonymous with the beautiful wilderness of British Columbia: camping, horseback riding, mountain biking or hiking; swimming, boating, canoeing, kayaking, as well as some outstanding fishing. Green Lake Provincial Park is the perfect place to enjoy hiking and bird watching. Keep an eye out for osprey, eagles, loons and ducks. Take a 1km interpretive hike starting at the Sunset View campground. There are 18 public access points to Green Lake for swimmers, boaters, windsurfers and water-skiers. Fishing is always popular, and boats can be rented from local accommodations. Tin Cup Greens Golf Course (4100 N. Bonaparte Road. Phone: 250-456-7577). This 9 hole course is encompassed by a beautiful, natural meadow. Open May to October.
The Gold Rush Snowmobile Trail currently starts at 70 Mile House and ends 170 km further north at Horsefly. This well-maintained route will eventually begin in Clinton and extend 463 km north to Wells. For trails around Green Lake contact the Green Lake Snowmobile Club. Plenty of trials to ride on for fun in the snow!
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Friendly service awaits visitors at the Corral Restaurant (158 Cariboo Hwy 97. Phone: 250-456-7500) and the Dusty Rose Neighbourhood Pub (N Bonaparte Rd. Phone: 250-456-2424).
Huber Farms in 70 Mile House hosts an annual Cariboo Trails Combined Driving Event every September. This exciting equestrian sport involves carriages drawn by either a single horse/pony or a team. They perform many skills such as dressage, country cross marathon and obstacle cone driving.
The spectacular Painted Bluffs provincial park on the north side of kamloops lake offers picturesque viewpoints, exciting hikes, and truly unique geological spectacle. Its beautiful naturally eroded hills are rich in minerals that pigment them many beautiful colours, as if sculpted and painted by mother earth herself. Photo from kamloopstrails.net/2018/10/30/painted-bluffs-hike/@village of ashcroft | @Love Clinton | @village of cache creek | @district of logan lake | @savona activities | @Lillooet British Columbia#TrailingTuesday #ExploreBC #ExploreGoldCountryBC #Geocaching ... See MoreSee Less
Confirmed that Susan's Sweets & Savories will be joining us Friday Night March 24 for our event! She will be providing Indian Tacos and other delicious goodies. The event begins at 6:00 pm so bring your appetite and your dancing shoes! ... See MoreSee Less