Built in 1862
by two aristocrats from Ashcroft House, England , Ashcroft Manor
is located just north of Spences’ Bridge on Highway One. The
manor was an important roadhouse along the Wagon Road with a distinctly
British flavor, complete with elm trees and a racetrack. Today it
is a beautifully restored historic attraction.
The town of Ashcroft is tucked away beside the beautiful Thompson
River; just a few minutes drive east of Highway One. Surrounded
by rolling ranch country, tumbleweed, sagebrush and sand, this is
a town straight from the legends of the wild west.
Ashcroft was born almost over night, when it became the site for
the most northerly point of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The Ashcroft
Museum and Archives portrays the regions’ pioneer history,
as well as the history of the Nlaka’pamux, Sce’exmx
and Okanagan peoples who first lived in the area.
are the town’s June Rodeo and its drag races. The locally
run Visitor Information Center can be found in the Harvey Bailey
Mall on Railway Avenue.