A breathtaking 5 hours from Vancouver, the South Cariboo region of British Columbia offers unbeatable opportunities for outdoor recreational activities.
Water sport opportunities are never-ending with canoeing, boating, swimming and unbeatable fresh water fishing. Explore the beautiful back-country, using the vast trail systems and back-country roads. Experience the beauty by hiking, biking, ATVing or as nature intended – on horseback.
Our exceptional winter season opens up a whole new world of experiences. The winter offers endless opportunities for fun and excitement in the beauty of the Cariboo. Discover the stunning backcountry by snowmobile, cross-country skis, snowshoes or by dog sled. Recreational opportunities also include ice fishing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, snow tubing, and skating.
100 Mile House
100 Mile House is a quaint town, in the South Cariboo, with many shops to explore and many of the conveniences of the city. For groceries, you will find a Save-On-Foods and a Safeway. Birch Avenue is a great place to explore the local shops whether you are looking for a toy store, coffee shop, book store, souvenirs, gifts or sporting goods. Local favourite restaurants include the Red Rock Grill, BJ’s Donuts, Yummers, Firehouse Diner, El Caballo (Mexican) and many more. For fast food, you will find KFC, A&W, Canadian Pizza, Subway and Tim Hortons. For the coffee connaisseur, check out the Chartreuse Moose.
Horse Lake is just 10 minutes east of 100 Mile House. If you are looking for convenience to town for meals out, lattes, grocery stores and other amenities, Horse Lake is a great choice. Horse Lake is 18 km long and is ideal for swimming and boating. For the fishing enthusiast, there are rainbow trout, lake trout and kokanee. The area is beautiful, surrounded by forests and fields. Wildlife in the area include black bears, moose, deer, waterfowl, and songbirds.
The Interlakes area is located about ½ hour east of 100 Mile House on Highway 24, and is comprised of 5 main lakes and hundreds of smaller lakes. Sulphurous and Deka Lakes are located 15 minutes north of the Interlakes Store, while Sheridan Lake is just to the south. East of the Interlakes area, you will find Bridge Lake and Lac des Roches.
Highway 24 can be accessed both from the west, 5 minutes south of 100 Mile House on Hwy 97, and from the east at Little Fort, 1 hour north of Kamloops and about 7-8 hours south of Edmonton on Highway 5.
At the Interlakes Centre on the corner of Highway 24 and Horse Lake Road, we highly recommend the Interlakes Store/ Esso gas station with a deli, bakery, and a basic grocery store. The Interlakes Centre is also the location of a couple restaurants, a hardware store, Re/Max real estate, a car wash and the Country Peddlar, which is well known for ice cream, antiques, gifts and fudge. 2 minutes east is the Sheridan Store Site on Highway 24, where you will find more shops to explore. Bridge Lake Store is furthest east on Highway 24, just south off the highway. For a nice dinner out, there are two nearby restaurants, the Eastwood Restaurant to the east of Sheridan Lake store on Hwy 24, or a fabulous Italian Restaurant at Lac des Roches Resort.
ATV and snowmobile enthusiasts can explore the vast network of interconnecting trails that span the entire region, including nearby Begbie Summit and Windy Mountain. The nature lover will enjoy a variety of wildlife in the area. Explore area hiking and biking trails, or go horseback riding at one of several nearby ranches.
Enjoy fishing and swimming in beautiful clear waters. Sheridan Lake is spring-fed and is known as one of BC’s premier fishing lakes, with many rainbow trout caught over 3 lbs, and up to 16 lbs. It is also a great lake for water sports including tubing, water-skiing and wake boarding. West Sheridan boasts miles of nature trails for walking, biking, snowmobiling, or ATVing.
Lac des Roches
One of BC’s most photographed lakes, with it’s beautiful scenery, many islands and surrounding forests. This lake is 12km long and is best known for fishing for rainbow trout up to 7lbs. Lac des Roches is also a great water sports lake. Enjoy nearby area trails for ATVing, hiking and biking in the summer, and cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. The nearby resort boasts a top-notch Italian Restaurant
Enjoy water skiing, wake boarding, fishing or swimming in the clear waters of Bridge Lake. Bridge Lake is 7 km long, a scenic and enjoyable lake, with many islands to explore and varying depths. Bridge Lake is well known for fishing for Kokanee up to 4 lbs, Rainbow up to 5 lbs, and Lake Trout up to 20lbs. It is also within 10-20 minutes of many phenomenal fishing lakes.
Eagan Lake is a beautiful, quiet and private lake approximately four miles long and ¾ miles wide. It is located ten km south of Bridge Lake, BC. There are a few summer cabins and private homes on the northwest shoreline with a resort at the southern end. The southeast side of the lake is forested Crown land with no development or logging. The Eagan Lake is known for it’s ranching, and having a warm relaxing sense of community. It is home to an abundance of wildlife. Fishing success in Eagan Lake is steady throughout the day and summer months, producing good catches of rainbow trout and Kokanee.
Enjoy fishing, water sports and swimming in the clear waters of Sulphurous Lake. Sulphurous Lake is about 8 km long and 1.5 km wide and is one of the warmest lakes in the area. It is known for its’ Lake Trout, Rainbow and Kokanee, and is within half an hour from many fly fishing lakes. Sulphurous Lake is located just 30 minutes from 100 Mile House, 15 minutes from the Interlakes Centre and is minutes from Deka Lake.
Deka lake is 15 km long, with clear waters for boating, waterskiing, swimming, and good fishing. Deka Lake, one of the deeper lakes in the area, is stocked with Rainbow and Kokanee, and is also known for Lake Trout and freshwater Cod. Deka Lake is surrounded by wilderness and forests, with the roads only accessing the south end of the lake. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy exploring the miles of trails for ATVing, snowmobiling, hiking or biking.
Green Lake is located in the southern area of the South Cariboo Region, and is known for its warm, crystal clear waters and sandy beaches. Enjoy excellent boating, water-skiing, wakeboarding, and swimming. It is 14km long, 1.5km wide, and boasts shallow and warm waters during the summer season.
Green Lake borders on miles of ATV, snowmobile, hiking and biking trails. On the south side, visit the Buffalo Ranch where you can take a hay-ride tour, or purchase some amazing buffalo burgers, jerky or steaks for your dinner. Horseback riding is also available at nearby Watch Lake Lodge. Fishing is also nearby at Watch Lake and Green Lake is 20 to 60 minutes from many other well known fishing lakes that the Cariboo has to offer.
Watch Lake is a great fishing lake, adjacent to the north east end of Green Lake, in the South Cariboo region of British Columbia. Watch Lake is well-known among anglers and is stocked annually with Rainbow Trout; there is a speed restriction of 8 km/hr on the lake. You can also enjoy swimming in the waters of Watch Lake, or travel to Green Lake, 5 minutes away, for superb swimming, sandy beaches and water skiing.
There is a restaurant and general store on the north side of Green Lake, at Little Horse Lodge, with great pies and entrees. In 70 Mile House, there is a pub, charming craft store and general store. For 31 flavors of ice cream, you can travel to Carter’s Cones in Lone Butte on Highway 24. In Lone Butte, you will also find a craft shop, general store, restaurants, antique store and the Iron Horse Pub.