100 Mile House.....Handcrafted Log Home Capital of North America
District of 100 Mile House
To provide accountable government that ensures fairness, transparency,
equality, equal representation, inclusiveness, and collaboration among partners.
To Utilize the Community Charter to provide fair and flexible taxation and service options.
The District of 100 Mile House wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season!
The downtown main Municipal Office, 385 Birch Avenue, 100 Mile House,
will be closing at 12:00 p.m. NOON on Wednesday, December 24th
and will remain closed up to and including January 1st, 2015.
Community Services Department (Public Works),
will remain operational December 29th to December 31st, 2014
but closing at 1:30 p.m. on the last working day before Christmas and New Year's Eve.
All municipal operations will reopen on Friday January 2nd, 2015.
For further information, please contact the downtown Municipal Office at 250-395-2434.
The South Cariboo historic roots go back to the fur trading days before the gold strike. By 1860, thousands of gold seekers thronged to the Cariboo to seek the precious metal. Between 1862 and 1870, over 100,000 people traveled the Cariboo Wagon Road from Lillooet, making their way north into Cariboo country.
Throughout this gold fever, certain roadhouses, because of their favourable locations along the Cariboo Wagon Road from Lillooet to Soda Creek, grew to be supply points for the gold seekers and the surrounding district. 100 Mile House, South Cariboo's dominant community, was originally one of these stopping points along the gold rush trail. 100 Mile House was so named because it was located 100 Miles from Lillooet (Mile 0) of the Cariboo Wagon Road. As the gold rush subsided, ranchers began to settle the surrounding area.
Today, the South Cariboo consists of a number of small unincorporated communities in the outlying area surrounding the District of 100 Mile House and has a population greater than 20,000.
Geographically, the South Cariboo is found in southcentral British Columbia nestled on the Fraser Plateau between the heights of the Coastal and Rocky mountain ranges. The Fraser River cuts through the middle of this rolling plateau dividing the Cariboo from the wilds of the Chilcotin. To the south is the lower, drier hills of the Thompson-Okanagan, and to the north is the central Cariboo, extending into the vast forests of Northern BC.
To learn more about 100 Mile House and the South Cariboo please visit www.southcaribootourism.ca