Reliving the Gold Rush in Cache Creek, British Columbia
There is no better way for an urban cowboy to experience how real ranchers once lived than at the historic Hat Creek Ranch, just eight miles north of Cache Creek. The ranch, which dates back to 1861, is one of the best-preserved and accessible historic sites in British Columbia. Explore the original buildings that played an integral role in Cache Creek's transportation history, take a stagecoach ride around the grounds, pan for gold, and experience First Nations culture firsthand. Originally a small log building, the l ranch house was a popular stop for tired travelers, offering good meals and a place to sleep. In 1863, the building momentum of the gold rush brought the Royal Engineers and the Cariboo Wagon Road. The ranch provided food and drink, rooms, and stables to thousands of miners and settlers heading north.
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