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In a Nutshell...

A short distance off the main highway through Gold Countrys dramatic sage-covered northern desert brings you to the tranquil, refreshing setting of Ashcroft. Once the gateway to the North and a major supply centre for the northern gold fields, Ashcroft served as a hub on the Gold Rush Trail. Set in a sheltered valley beside the Thompson River, it is a warm and welcoming community.

Visitors today are transported to a simpler time and find a perfect place to rest and re-energize. The exceptional climate means bright sunny skies most of the year. Bright gardens and market gardening farmland bring a freshness to the community that is unexpected in the dry desert setting. The local Communities in Bloom group is very proud of the four blooms standing achieved in 2007 and the designation as Tidiest Town in B.C.

Ashcroft rocks on the river, this spirit of community is evidenced by the many community, music, art, recreation, family and cultural events held throughout the year. Outdoor activities abound in the area; check out the Trail Hiking Guide with over twenty trails. Allow yourself to be captivated by the subtle colours of the desert, enjoy the river views and imagine the journey of our pioneers. Wildlife and bird watching opportunities are everywhere; your neighbors in nature include mountain sheep, bald and golden eagles, osprey and more. Follow the Thompson River north of Ashcroft and you will be hypnotized by the towering sand hoodoos overlooking the rushing river. Dip your line at one of the wonderful fishing spots abounding along the Thompson, with steelhead, salmon, trout and whitefish opportunities throughout the area.

Where are We...

91 km West of Kamloops & 350 km North of Vancouver




335 m


Average daytime summer temperatures - 29.6C
Average daytime winter temperature -5C

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Area Guides...

The Official Gold Country Visitors Guide
Box 933 Cache Creek, BC V0K 1H0


Gold Country Tourism
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