100 Mile House, BC, Canada is a recreation community in the heart of Lake and Ranchland Country also referred to as the Interlakes Highway region. A region of rolling hills, pastures, grasslands, wetlands, marshes and mountains surrounded by lakes, rivers and creeks of all sizes, numbering in the hundreds.
As one of the "Mile Houses" on the Cariboo Wagon Trail during the Gold Rush era, 100 Mile House serviced the miners and fur traders coming off the trail. In the day, each "Mile House" derived its name by how far it was from the community of Lillooet, BC. - for example 70 Mile House, 108 Mile House, 130 and 150 Mile Houses, etc.
100 Mile House, BC is the main community servicing the Interlakes Highway region. The other townsites and villages in the Interlakes area include Lone Butte, Lac La Hache, 108 Mile Ranch, 70 Mile House, Buffalo Creek and Forest Grove. Each with a distinct history, each surrounded by many lakes.
Today, 100 Mile House, B.C., is a great base for year round adventures. During the sunshine months people explore the lakes and trails of the region while hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, cycling, birdwatching, water skiing, backpacking, mountain biking, windsurfing, boating, dirt biking, off roading, ATVing and camping.
The hundreds of lakes in the Interlakes region provides some of the best trout fishing in the province, so much so, that Hwy 24 is referred to as The Fishing Highway. Some of the more popular lake destinations include Lac La Roches, Lac La Hache, Canim, Mahood, Green, Horse, Sheridan, Bridge and Deka Lakes.
Hiking and backpacking adventures in the region provide some spectacular views of waterfalls, valleys, meadows and wildlife. Some of the waterfall hikes in the region to take note of include the Canim-Mahood, Bridge Creek and Deception Falls. For people who enjoy the opportunity to explore a chain of lakes paddling, the Moose Valley Park Canoe Route is the ticket.
During the winter months the local gravel roads and trails become recreation routes for snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. For some people, when the lakes in the area freeze over they grab a fishing rod and head outdoors for some ice fishing.