During the first decades
of the nineteenth century men from the Hudson Bay and Northwest
Company fur brigades stopped here for rest and respite. The building
of the Cariboo wagon road ushered in dramatic change and the town
earned its name as the 100th mile north from Lillooet.
Nestled in a valley overlooking Bridge Creek, this friendly community
has become a year round recreational playground. 100 Mile House
prides itself for having some of the world's finest cross-country
ski trails. In fact, “the world’s tallest cross-country
skis” grace the front lawn of the town’s Visitor Information
Center. The 100 Mile region is fabulous as a summer time camping
and fishing location and there’s also a great bird sanctuary
to check out.
108 Mile Heritage Site, located 8 miles north of 100 mile house,
was a roadhouse during the gold rush days.