South Cariboo Visitor Centre - 100 Mile House, British Columbia
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N 51° 38.511 W 121° 17.891
10U E 617756 N 5722576
Quick Description: South Cariboo Visitor Centre is located at Airport Road and Hwy. 97, look for the giant skis.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/21/2019 3:59:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM115XA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:


100 Mile House is in the South Cariboo region of central British Columbia. It has approximately 1,890 residents in this small rural community. It is known as the "Handcrafted Log Home Capital of North America.


100 Mile House is home to the World's Largest Skis located at the South Cariboo Visitor Centre. If near the 108 Mile Ranch Heritage Site, this is a great place to visit.

"History
The South Cariboo historic roots go back to the fur trading days before the gold strike. By 1860, thousands of gold seekers thronged to the Cariboo to seek the precious metal. Between 1862 and 1870, over 100,000 people traveled the Cariboo Wagon Road from Lillooet, making their way north into Cariboo country.

Throughout this gold fever, certain roadhouses, because of their favourable locations along the Cariboo Wagon Road from Lillooet to Soda Creek, grew to be supply points for the gold seekers and the surrounding district. 100 Mile House, South Cariboo's dominant community, was originally one of these stopping points along the gold rush trail. 100 Mile House was so named because it was located 100 Miles from Lillooet (Mile 0) of the Cariboo Wagon Road. As the gold rush subsided, ranchers began to settle the surrounding area."
Source: 100 Mile House

The South Cariboo Visitor Centre is an excellent example of the outstanding quality of log construction seen throughout 100 Mile House and surrounding areas.

The visitor centre welcomes visitor to the area providing local and regional information. The young lady that assited us was friendly and very helpful, even helped us find the cache located behind the visitor centre. There are displays of different type of machinery. The 100 Mile House Marsh, a prime wildlife viewing area, is adjunct to the visitor centre. Also in the front of the visitor center is a Mile Post marking Mile "100".


Hours of Operation:
Monday - 8:30 a.m.to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday - 8:30 a.m.to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 8:30 a.m.to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday - 8:30 a.m.to 6:00 p.m.
Friday - 8:30 a.m.to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday - 8:30 a.m.to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday - 8:30 a.m.to 6:00 p.m.


Public Washrooms: Mens, Womens, Family and Handicapped

Snacks/Drinks at the facility: No - Look elsewhere

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