Cache Creek is a town located at the junction of the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 97N. The town is a major stop off and rest point for those driving north to Prince George, east to Kamloops or westward to Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.
With a current population of just over 1,000 people, Cache Creek is home to some of the most breathtaking desert scenery and working ranches in BC. It features endless dry grasslands and, like its neighbouring town, Ashcroft, Cache Creek experiences very brief winters and long dry summers, which makes it perfect for people who experience arthritis or respiratory problems. For the rest of us, it is perfect if you simply hate spending six months shovelling snow! Cache Creek is also very similar to Ashcroft for its very affordable homes that are as beautiful as they are of great value.
Cache Creek is also a tourist destination that boasts some of the very best outdoor activities year-round, including hiking, golfing, fishing, Provincial Park camping, kayaking, rafting, and canoeing on the Thompson River. There is also horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking on various trails, or cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.
You would be perfectly content at home living and working in Cache Creek, or, thanks to its proximity to Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 97N, you can still easily commute to Kamloops.
Homes in Cache Creek range in price from $40,000 to $500,000. The most popular home styles are mobile homes and single-family homes.
Cache Creek has several amenities located along the highways, including restaurants, shopping, local stores, mechanics, liquor stores, and more. The town is situated in a way that makes it convenient for travellers to get what they need on the way through town.
When it comes to recreation, there are plenty of places to go for hikes, explore the BC landscape, or drive somewhere nearby to explore. The Cache Creek Community Hall is available for residents to rent and host events. The building boasts a full kitchen, 4,000 square foot auditorium with air conditioning, space for 300 people, a large screen and a top-of-the-line sound system. There is a newly opened fitness centre. Residents can have family-friendly fun at the Cache Creek Recreational Park with an outdoor pool, playground, sports fields, and picnic tables.
With less than 1,000 residents, Cache Creek does not have designated neighbourhoods.
Cache Creek Elementary School serves students kindergarten to grade seven. Desert Sands School serves students from kindergarten to grade twelve. It’s located in Ashcroft but has a bus that picks up in Cache Creek.
Cache Creek was incorporated in 1967 with a population of 1,040. The name came from the fur trade era in the early 1800s. Supplies were ‘cached’ in nearby places by fur traders. Located just north of Cache Creek was the Bonaparte Indian Reserve, which was named after the French emperor. The Hudson’s Bay Company took control of the fur trade in the area the same year Bonaparte died. Cache Creek was originally a stopping house during the Cariboo Gold Rush in the 1860s. This began the era of cattle ranching, which is still an integral industry in the area. Once Highway 97 was upgraded in the 50s, and the Trans-Canada Highway was upgraded in the 60s, the village saw a significant increase in traffic. Once the Coquihalla Highway opened in 1986, the traffic slowed, but the town still sees plenty of through traffic. From 1989 to 2008, the village became a significant landfill site for waste delivered from the lower mainland, but the site is now near Ashcroft.
Ashcroft - 11 km (11 min)
Logan Lake - 68 km (50 min)
Lytton - 84 km (64 min)
Kamloops - 84 km (58 min)
Lillooet - 88 km (1 hr 5 min)
100 Mile House - 112 km (1 hr 15 min)
Merritt - 114 km (1 hr 23 min)
Hope - 193 km (2 hr 20 min)
Kelowna - 249 km (3 hr)
Vancouver - 344 km - (3 hr 59 min)
Village of Cache Creek Municipal Office
1389 Quartz Road | (250) 457-6237
Martin Dalsin, Chief Administrative Officer
Office: (250) 457-6237 | Cell: (250) 457-1516
Cristina Martini, Chief Financial Officer
Office: (250) 457-6237| Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shayne Billy, Public Works Foreman
#1-1500 Quartz Road| (250) 457-9955
Village of Cache Creek
P.O. Box 7, Cache Creek, BC, V0K 1H0
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