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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...
Splash out at the gift shops and indulge in fresh fudge, or purchase gifts of B.C. jade, pottery and art before exploring some of Cache Creek’s top attractions.
Located on the Bonaparte Ranch (2520 Highway 97N), the Bonaparte Bend Winery specializes in superb fruit wines made from a vast range of locally grown fruit. Wines include blueberry, cranberry, apple and Saskatoon berry, depending on the season and how long the stocks last! The on-site restaurant serves delicious food. Open April through September.
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.
The Semlin Valley 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.
This large wilderness park that keeps the valley undisturbed is home to Douglas fir and is ideal for wildlife viewing, photography, camping and hunting.
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.cachecreekvillage.com for any changes.
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.
The Mother's Day Annual Campbell Hill Fly-In is held each May at Campbell Hill airport just South of Cache Creek. It is growing in popularity and attracts many aircrafts and spectators from around the region for the pancake breakfast.
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 Nl'akapxm Eagle Motorplex, 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.
See the Events Calendar for more event listings.
• Grocery store
• Service Stations
• Outdoor public pool
• Municipal Park
• 3,310ft. paved Airstrip
A lovely log home away from home located by the Bonaparte River. Licensed restaurant with plenty of parking.
The Desert Inn, located in the center of the town, features well furnished, up to date rooms, including 6 DeLuxe larger Queens with full kitchens.
Looking out the windows, you have a scenic view of desert mountains and a seasonal heated pool in a grassy courtyard.
Cariboo Highway 97 North
Stop to rest halfway between Vancouver & Prince George at the Bonaparte Motel.
Queen size beds - Air conditioning - Fridge - Kitchenettes - TV - DD Phone/Fax - Internet - Pool - Sauna - Whirlpool - Coffee Service - and more.
A great base for all your vacation adventures - restaurants & golf nearby.
1621 East Trans Canada Highway #1 East
Long pull-thrus for big rigs, tenting, shaded, heated pool, free showers, beautiful 9 hole golf course adjacent, 15/30amp, full and partial hookups, laundry, playground, pay phones, group camping, firepits, no trains, super washrooms, sani-dump, basketball, arcade. The Cache Creek flows thru, an ideal place for children enjoy nature.
1209 Cariboo Hwy 97
Newly Renovated Motel with free Wifi
Dining option available at Subway
32 Spacious Rooms with Queen Sized Beds in all rooms
P.O. Box 677, 827 Trans Canada Hwy E.
20 deluxe rooms with in room coffee and air conditioning. Some with jacuzzi suites. Non-smoking rooms available. Newest motel in town. Business Center with free internet access
Hwy 1 at Collins Rd.
Budget accommodation. All amenities. Air conditioned, cable TV, all units ground level.
Hwy 1 at Collins Rd Cache Creek BC V0K 1H0 (250) 457-9300
1064 Trans Canada Hwy
Oasis Hotel is located in the centre of Cache Creek, and features a pub and a cold Beer & Wine Store.
1067 Todd Road
Ground level motel located in the centre of Cache Creek. Clean, affordable rooms. Walking distance to pub, restaurants and library.
1390 Cariboo Hwy
Air conditioning - Pool - Internet - DD Phones - King & Queen Beds - Cable TV - Kitchenettes - In room Coffee - Pets Welcome
Stop for a revitalizing rest!
987 Trans Canada Hwy
Great rates, clean rooms and friendly staff. Enjoy your stay at the Sandman Inn. Beautiful green space and located beside the Bonaparte River. Heartland restaurant is open for daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Tasty Greek cuisine!
Box 69 Backvalley Road
The "Hide-Away" is the only rental cabin on our 320 acre ranch.
Dogs and horses are welcome in this beautiful setting.
A fully equipped kitchen and two bedrooms accommodate 4 persons.
You will enjoy the privacy - wrap yourself in nature!
For more information visit our website.
Trans Canada Highway
Visit the Sundowner during your next trip through Gold Country !
Family Run motel with Kitchenettes available.
New Owners - Extra Clean - Wireless Internet - Great rates - Pet friendly - and more !
Rest quietly on your next adventure.
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