Posted by: cherylyoung | June 20, 2013

100 MILE HOUSE OFFERS RUSTIC CHARM, BEAUTIFUL LAKES, AND PLENTY OF OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

 

108 Resort Golf Course

The remarkably beautiful 108 Resort Golf Course near 100 Mile House overlooks two tranquil lakes.

This PGA-approved, par 72 course winds through lush evergreen trees and offers 6806 yards

 of undulating fairways and fast putting greens.

The course is enjoyable for the novic

100 Mile (referred to locally as “Hundred Mile House”) offers rustic charm, beautiful lakes, plentiful outdoor activities, unique guest and dude ranches and lots of cowboy culture and history to soak up.

100 Mile House (population: 1,885) is located on a plateau in south-central British Columbia, 458km/284mi northeast from Vancouver and 95km/60mi south of Williams Lake via Highway 97.

 

Things to do in 100 Mile

Numerous lakes pepper the region and create an outdoor playground excellent for swimming, fishing and bird watching.

 Hundreds of miles of groomed, maintained trails lace the vast landscape, making 100 Mile perfect for horseback riding, ATVing and snowmobiling.

 Cross-country skiing is a very popular activity here, and downhill skiing and snowboarding is available less than 50km/31mi from town.

 There are two golf courses, one in 100 Mile House and one in 108 Mile Ranch, a 10-minute drive north of town.

Location and History

Originally named Bridge Creek House, the community was established in the mid 1800s as a major rest stop and supply station for gold seekers traveling via the Fraser River and Lillooet.

It was renamed 100 Mile House because its location is 100 miles from the town of Lillooet, which was then Mile 0.

Eventually, ranches were established on the fertile plateau and near Dog Creek, located east of the Fraser River.

West of the Fraser and near 100 Mile, the Gang Ranch was once one of the largest ranches in the world.

In the 1900s, logging was introduced and has become a key part of the community’s industry.

Log home construction is incredibly important here and the community has dubbed itself the “Handcrafted Log Home Capital of North America”.

100 Mile House Culture

Today, this peaceful, rural community is the retail and service centre for the south Cariboo area.

 The business day ends early here, and most of the shops close by 5:30pm.

After a day of exploring 100 Mile’s myriad activities, visitors will find comfort in the area’s guest ranches, B&Bs or campsites.

The only hustle and bustle to be heard might be call of the loons echoing off the nearby lakes, the occasional slap of a jumping fish or the rustle of a startled deer.

To find out more about the sights, events and activities in 100 Mile House, stop by the South Cariboo Visitor Centre located at 422 Highway 97.

CHERYL YOUNG,REALTOR

VICTORIA B.C www.sidneymeetup.com

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