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
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.
1206 Cariboo Hwy 97
A family owned and run restaurant featuring fresh baked pizzas, pies and sandwiches! Try one of Anie's famous fruit pies!
2520 Cariboo Hwy N
Peaceful Cafe Retreat - "Fresh Homemade Daily" menu, with wine samples & gift area.
Relax and enjoy the peaceful surrounding at our country setting with a nice glass of wine overlooking the Bonaparte River.
We look forward to seeing you and hope that you enjoy your visit.
1340 Hwy 97 N
Open 24hrs per day, Serving the complete burger family, Onion Rings, Fries, A&W RootBeer, Milkshakes, Chubby Chicken. Drive Thru or eat in.
1109 Cariboo Hwy 97
Full menu of food (burgers, chicken sands, salads etc.) and the famous Dairy Queen ice cream treats.
Pleasant, newly renovated facility with large clean, bright bathrooms.
Fastest drive thru in town.
The "Cache Creek " stream runs beside the DQ with a quiet tree shaded DQ park where you and your family can stretch your legs or sit and relax.
Box 430 Cache Creek BC CA V0K 1H0 (250) 457-9924
Hwy 97N & Stage Road
Cache Creek Information Centre is Open from May to September, 7 days a week 9am - 5pm.
Hours are subject to change in autumn.
Located on the corner of Stage Road & Hwy 97 North (Cariboo Hwy) we offer an abundance of traveler information.
Browse our brochures, check you email, chat with friendly information staff or just stretch your legs & borrow the facilities.
1374 Quartz Road
Cache Creek Machine has been in business since 1958, specializing in machining and welding, manufacture and repair of mining,
sawmill and crushing equipment. On site or offsite repairs, portable align boring. Forklift and Hiab service.
1093 Todd Road
Specializing in B.C. Jade and carrying a wide variety of other unique gift items including moccasins, clothing, crib boards, mineral specimens, greeting cards, semi precious stone jewellery and much more.
We offer on site engraving and jewelry & watch repair. Stop by and view the four foot, 2,850lb. Jade boulder on display in front of the store.
Open 7 days a week from May to September at the junction of TC Hwy & 97N.
October - December
Open Tuesday to Saturday 9am-5:30pm.
January - April
Open Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9am - 5:30pm.
1108 E Trans Canada Hwy
Open Monday to Sunday from 7am - 3pm Closed Wednesdays
Daily Specials. Great home style cooking.
Delicious hamburgers, and chicken burgers. Try our tasty Yam Fries. We specialize in Bus Tours.
1095 Todd Road
GeoTourism is the modern treasure hunt; combining the outdoor adventure and sport activities of geocaching, letterboxing and orienteering, with an exploration aspect of historical education.
Discover the region's rich history while using GPS points or a compass and clues to find boxes cached throughout Gold Country. Free fun for the whole family!
This unique program is the first of its kind in British Columbia, and features 144 sites throughout the Gold Country Region.
Visit hidden places - collect stickers - and win great prizes!
Check out our website for details!
987 Trans Canada Hwy
Located at the Sandman Inn. Greek Specialties, take out and delivery available. Licensed restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
1301 Cariboo Road
This unique restaurant has an outdoor playground and eating area. Serving a variety of juicy burgers, fish & chips as well as creamy soft serve ice cream and milk shakes.
1002 Trans Canada Hwy
Fast service for all of your automotive needs.
1620 Fehr Way
Semlin Valley Golf Course is a nine hole gem set in the nexus of three majestic valleys in the rugged heart of Cariboo Gold Country in the interior of beautiful British Columbia.
This gorgeous track features lush, well maintained fairways, panoramic vistas and the best kept greens around. The terrain and climate at Semlin Valley has been likened to that of Arizona and parts of Southern California. Indeed, the Thompson-Nicola Region where the course is located has often been referred to as "Arizona with water"! The weather is (usually) dry, warm and sunny during the playing season, often with a slight breeze to keep the sunny summer days a little cooler and the playing conditions a little more challenging.
854 Trans Canada Hwy
Family owned & operated, the StarHouse restaurant serves authentic Chinese cuisine. Fully licensed, weekend buffet & lunch specials daily. Eat in or take out.
It’s the perfect meeting place for friends, family & business. Experience the warm & friendly atmosphere.
Conveniently located on the South TransCanada Highway. Large parking area.
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