Ashcroft , B.C., Canada is a small, country western town nestled in a valley near the Thompson and Bonaparte Rivers surrounded by grassland hills. The community of Ashcroft, BC is in Gold Country and is referred to as Tuk Tuk Chin by the Shuswap First Nation People.
In 1862, the town was later named after a stagecoach stop called the Ashcroft Manor Roadhouse. In the early years of the community the main employer was a tomato cannery which operated until 1957. It was then that the main industry of Ashcroft started operating in the form of a copper mine.
Visitors to the small community of Ashcroft will enjoy such activities as lake and river fishing, off roading, birdwatching, horseback riding, hiking, rock climbing, river kayaking and mountain biking in the summer months. In the winter months people enjoy snowmobiling, cross country skiing and ice fishing.
One of the best trail systems in the region for off roading on a motorbike is the Ashcroft Motorcycle Route. Rock Climbing hot spot destinations include Cornwall Hills and Oregon Jack Provincial Park. Snowmobilers in the winter like to head out to the trails and roads around Little OK Lake. When exploring Downtown Ashcroft one will notice a good selection of historic artifacts on display from the old western and mining days. At the entrance of the community is a historic stagecoach and a fire hall. Opposite main street Ashcroft is a small interpretive pioneer park - Millennium Park - with many historic artifacts and historic building structures on display.
The community enjoys a selection of service facilities for travelers including accommodations, campgrounds, horse ranches, grocery store, gift stores, museum, drug store, bank, gas station, a liquor store and a post office.