Like most of the communities in Gold Country, Cache Creek was formed during the Gold Rush days. There are two stories on the origin of the town's name. Some say it is derived from the fur trade of the 1800s when supplies were stored or "cached" in the valley junction. Others say it came from a stagecoach robbery during the gold rush days. The bandits were being chased by the B.C. Provincial Police. One was killed and the other, badly injured, buried the loot along the creek bed. The robber succumbed to his injuries before he could return, and the treasure remains yet to be found. Located at the junction of the Trans Canada Highway 1 and 97 North, Cache Creek is a popular stopover point for the weary traveller. Nestled along the Bonaparte river, the town has many gas stations, restaurants and motels to comfort travellers. The village has adopted a 50's and 60's theme and this is celebrated each year on the second weekend in June with Graffiti Days, held in conjunction with the Old Time Drags. Vehicles 1970 and older race at the Eagle Motorplex, then parade through Ashcroft ending at the Cache Creek Park with show and shine. In the evening the Smoke Show gives everyone an opportunity to spin their tires and compete for prizes. This is followed by a dance in the 50's theme. http://www.exploregoldcountry.com/
Hat Creek Ranch
Historic Hat Creek Ranch is located 11km north of Cache Creek and offers visitors a trip back in time to the days of the gold rush. As a Roadhouse on the Old Cariboo Wagon road, Hat Creek Ranch was a stopping point for freight wagons and stagecoaches heading north. Visitors can tour through the restored buildings and the kekuli pit house or take a wagon ride on the original Old Cariboo Road.
Semlin Valley Gold Course
A nine hole gem set in the nexus of three majestic valleys in the rugged heart of Cariboo Gold Country in the interior of beautiful British Columbia. This gorgeous track features lush, well-maintained fairways, panoramic vistas and the best-kept greens around. The terrain and climate at Semlin Valley Golf Course has been likened to that found in Arizona or parts of southern California. Indeed, the Thompson-Nicola Region where the course is located has often been referred to as "Arizona with water"! The weather is (usually) dry, warm and sunny during the playing season, often with a slight breeze to keep the hot summer days a little cooler and the playing conditions a little more challenging. Some of the features and amenities that Semlin Valley Golf Course offers include: Clubs and Power Cart Rentals Food Service Licensed Lounge Pro Shop and Practice Putting Green Tournament Bookings