Nestled along the Bonaparte River and renowned for its hospitality, Cache Creek is a popular stopover point for travellers. Take a break for a home-baked bite to eat and a cozy bed for the night, or stay and enjoy the community’s parks, golf course and other tourist attractions.
While the town blossomed as a supply point of the 1860s Gold Rush, there are two stories on the origin of the town’s name. Some claim it derived from the fur trade of the 1800s when supplies were stored or “cached” in the valley junction. Others say it came from a stagecoach robbery that occurred during the gold rush. The police were chasing two bandits; one was killed and the other, badly injured, buried the loot along the creek bed. The robber succumbed to his injuries before he could return, and the treasure remains yet to be found…
Things to Do
Horsting’s Farm Market
Spend a sunny afternoon at this farm market just off the highway. Endulge in fresh baked goodies or a delightful sandwich from the bakery. Bask in the sun on the edge of an orchard while cooling off with your favorite flavour of ice cream. Buy the freshest ingredients for a picnic or tonights bbq, select locally grown fruits and vegetables or grab a pie to take home. An amazing stop on your vacation will quickly turn into a must visit everytime you are near!
Cache Creek Visitor Information Centre
Adopting the town’s ‘50s and ‘60s theme, the Info Centre is a town landmark and a useful resource for local and regional tourist information. Internet access is available here. Open mid-May to mid-September.
Those with a sense of adventure will find the Gold Country GeoTourism Program a great way to explore the local area. Immerse yourself in tales of Gold Rush robberies and mysterious mine shafts as you locate Cache Creek’s hidden “caches”.
Cache Creek’s semi-arid desert climate and long summer season is perfect for hiking, mountain biking, ATV-ing, fishing, swimming, golfing and camping.
Bonaparte Ridge Golf Course
The Bonaparte Ridge Golf Course is a scenic nine-hole course with views stretching across the sage covered hills and valleys below. Cache Creek’s warm, dry weather is perfect for taking in this beautiful environment and enjoying the long golf season.
Arrowstone Provincial Park
This large wilderness park that keeps the valley undisturbed is home to Douglas fir and is ideal for wildlife viewing, photography, camping and hunting.
Cache Creek Park
On a hot summer’s day, visit this 11-acre park to go cycling, take a dip in the outdoor pool, have fun at the baseball diamonds, basketball court and horseshoe pits, or simply relax in the gazebo and have a picnic. Kids will have a blast at the playground.
Cache Creek Fitness Centre
Come and get fit with us…it’s FREE! The centre is equipped with great equipment that is sure to get you pumped up! The centre is run by volunteers. Open Monday – Friday and Sunday. Open M, W, F 6am-8am, and M, W 3pm-4pm. Tues 3pm-4pm and 6pm-7pm, Thurs 3pm-4pm, 5:30pm-7pm, Fri 6am-8am, and Sunday 9am-11am. Hours may vary see www.village.cachecreek.bc.ca
MORE THINGS TO DO +
Visitors to Cache Creek are spoiled for choice when it comes to good food. Chum’s Family Restaurant (1108 E. Trans Canada Hwy) and The Bear’s Claw Lodge (1492 Hwy 97N) serve hearty western meals. Try Greek specialties at the Heartland Family Restaurant (987 S. Trans Canada Hwy) and mouth-watering Chinese cuisine at the Star House Restaurant ( 854 S. Trans Canada Hwy). For light snacks, pizzas and pies (all homemade and delicious) stop in at Anie’s Pizza and Bakery. Hungry Herbies (1301 Hwy 97) offers a variety of burgers, and creamy soft serve ice cream.
FULL LIST OF DINING OPTIONS
Graffiti Days takes place in the second week of June, and celebrates the ‘50s and ‘60s theme adopted by the village. Graffiti Days is held in conjunction with the Old Time Drags: vehicles 1970 and older race at the local airport, then parade through Ashcroft and finish at the Cache Creek Park with a show and shine. In the evening, the Smoke Show gives everyone an opportunity to spin their tires and compete for prizes, and then dance the night away ’50s style.
UPCOMING EVENTS IN CACHE CREEK
Things are getting exciting for today! Look at the market set up. Lots of goodies and performances lined up today. 3 crazy huge bouncy castle and face painting booth for the kids....All free, free, free, free! At the Cache Creek community hall! ... See MoreSee Less