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Rock Creek Visitor Centre - British Columbia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters
N 49° 03.350 W 118° 59.801
11U E 354125 N 5435582
Quick Description: Rock Creek Visitor Centre is just off the Crowsnest Hwy./Hwy.3 and Victoria Street.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/25/2019 6:31:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM116HX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman
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Long Description:
Rock Creek is best known for their annual Fall Fair since 1946. Over the years Rock Creek Fall Fair has grown to become the second largest agricultural fair in the British Columbia interior.This is actually quite an impressive feat for a community as small as Rock Creek, with a population somewhere under 400.

The Rock Creek Visitor Centre is a small building just off the highway. This most interesting bike tender is to the right near the entrance. It will hold about 3 bicycles and is made of welded steel with implements attached: old shovel head, small train, railway spikes, tin snipes and an assortment pulleys and other items.

When we were there the visitor centre's door was opened and no one was there. Not sure if it is staffed or we could have just missed them. There is a sign that says "Come in We're Open" There are bookcases with local information and maps. There are several maps and historical pictured hanging on the walls. Just as you enter to the right is a guestbook.

Rock Creek is rich in mining history and offers visitors a glimpse into the past. Rock Creek offers walking and biking trails, riverside camping and fishing.

The gold rushes began at Rock Creek in 1859 and throughout the area over the next 10 years. With the sudden influx of more than 5,000 miners, Governor James Douglas quickly ordered the rapid construction of the now famous Dewdney Trail.


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AMMENITIES: None of the above

NEARBY: Commercial (restaurants, shopping)

OTHER (What else is nearby?): Post office

Did you ride your bike to get here?: No

IF NO, WHY NOT? (just kidding): This was the beginning of a two week road trip.

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How much do you pay for gasoline?: Not Listed

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