Historic & Heritage Sites
Heritage buildings (Picture BC photo)
Visiting 100 Mile House is a perfect opportunity to discover some of the historic and heritage sites that are reminders of the "Gold Rush Days" of the late 1850s.
Cariboo Wagon Road
Ten thousand would-be miners made their way into BC's heartland via the Fraser River. They disembarked at Lillooet and headed overland to the gold fields in Barkerville. A wagon road was soon built with station houses every 10 or 15 miles. Almost immediately, the Barnard Express and Stage Line was established carrying people and freight.
Portions of the Cariboo Wagon Road can still be seen along Highway 97 north from 100 Mile House for about 37km/23mi. Travelers can stop in at the South Cariboo Visitor Centre for an excellent self-guided tour brochure.