British Columbia Travel Guide
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Only a five hour drive out of Vancouver,(highway 97) 70 Mile House offers guests the opportunity to enjoy the freedoms of wilderness that take them to a place where time stands still. The silence that occurs is blissful, as the rising sun pours over the surrounding mountains and spills onto the flat land. The beauty at 70 Mile House is riveting and comes from the solitude and closeness to nature one experiences here. There is very little evidence of modern technology. The harmony with the outdoors is the attraction!
70 Mile House's center can provide basic services and historic building stops to make (as needed) as visitors explore this vast region.
Be sure to bring a camera. As well, guests who like bird watching will find themselves very busy with their binoculars - osprey, eagles, loons and ducks are common sites to the lake areas.
The surrounding mountains and valleys at 70 Mile House lend themselves to fantastic trails for cross-country/Nordic skiers during the winter months (approximately late November to late February).
Green Lake Recreational Area
Working Ranches and Horseback Riding
Nearby 100 Mile Ranch incorporates 70 Mile House in snowmobiling activities and Nordic skiing events.
Big Bar Lake Provincial Park - June camping opens
The old wagon road out of Lilloet (close to US Boarder), in the mid-1800's was the "Cariboo Wagon Road" that carried hundreds, if not thousands, of the province's original settlers, miners, tradespeople, and prospectors alike on their journey find a new life in the soon to be acclaimed British Columbia. 70 Mile House is one of the historic wagon stops on this road (70 miles from the roads starting point). As a journeyman's stopping point, since 1862 70 Mile House has been welcoming travelers to Cariboo country.
Summer average 19 degrees Celsius
Winter average 2 degrees Celsius
70 Mile House Accommodations
70 Mile House Things to Do