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As a proud emblem of the historic triumphs and turbulence of the gold rush area, Clinton is a prevalent landmark at the Junction of two very important routes used by the many prospectors - The Cariboo Trail (47 kilometers) from Lillooet and the Cariboo Road of the Fraser Canyon.

Travelers, even today, are humbled by the beauty of the natural surroundings and can enjoy some of the finest ranch-hand-hospitality anywhere. In Clinton, the every day living and activity involves being outdoors in one way or another. The wilderness provides the fresh air, all visitors need to provide is the muscle. Simply to enjoy nature walks, bird watching, camping, but even more enjoyable are the horseback and snowmobiling adventures. During the winter, guest can also explore the sixty kilometers of cross-country skiing trails.

Wildlife viewing can occur with some of the more popular inhabitants; deer, moose, cougar, and bear (observe from a great distance).

Population: 740

Clinton Annual Ball - one of the oldest events of British Columbia
Carson Mountain
Carriage Ride
Marble Range
Cougar Point
Limestone Mountains
Hart Ridge
Kelly Lake
Pear LakeLeighwood Lake
Riley Dam
Big Bar Lake
Beaverdam Lake
Loon Lake
Marble Range Wilderness Park and Edge Hills Wilderness Park - horseback riding

The First Nations tribes of the Chilcotin, inhabited the area for centuries - surviving a semi-nomadic lifestyle and living among one of Canada's greatest pride of wild horses.

Clinton was originally named 47 Miles, but was renamed 1863 by Queen Victoria, in the honor of Lord Henry Clinton, the Colonial Secretary. The historic background as the Junction of the two major trails (to the Cariboo gold mines; the 1859 Cariboo Trail and the Cariboo Road, built in 1863) has led Clinton to be a founding member of the "Gold Country", an association of communities celebrating their past roll in "Gold Rush" era - Cache Creek, Ashcroft, Lytton and Spences Bridge.

In the 1950's over twenty bush mills and sawmills operated in the area, however a consolidation, eventually due to hard economic times and the absence of the Gold Rush construction of materials were in less demand, occurred and left one main sawmill which remained.

Summer average 20 degrees Celsius
Winter average -8 degrees Celsius

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