Historic Hat Creek Ranch

Hwy. 97 & Hwy. 99
Cache Creek, BC V0K 1H0- Map It
(250) 457-9722

AAA Editor Notes

Historic Hat Creek Ranch is 11 km (7 mi.) n. on Hwy. 97 at jct. hwys. 97 and 99. The 130-hectare (320-acre) ranch, on one of the few sections of the Cariboo Waggon Road still accessible to the public, consists of more than 20 historic buildings constructed 1863-1915 when the ranch served as a roadhouse for the horse-drawn stagecoaches and freight wagons of the B.C. Express line (known as the B.X.). Docents in period costumes conduct guided tours of the 1860s roadhouse, and visitors can explore a heritage apple orchard, a Shuswap village, a blacksmith shop and a collection of pioneer agricultural machinery. Visitors also can enjoy stagecoach rides and try their hand at gold panning. Camping is permitted. Food is available.
$13.50; $12 (ages 55+); $8 (ages 6-12); $30 (family, two adults and two children).
Hours: Daily 9-5 (stagecoach and tours 10-4:30), May-Sept.