"Smile you're in 100 Mile" is the motto of this friendly community who welcomes all! 100 Mile House began as a rest stop for travellers along the Cariboo Waggon Trail during the excitement of the gold rush in the 1860s. Remnants from the village's days-of-yore still exist in the form of an original red Barnard Express stagecoach located at the north end of town. With skis 11 m (36 ft.) in height placed outside the Information Centre, it’s easy to see why 100 Mile considers itself the “International Nordic Ski Capital”. And with nearly 1000 international competitors for the annual Cariboo Cross-Country Ski Marathon held the first weekend in February, it seems that this is a general consensus. As the gateway to hundreds of fishing and recreational lakes, 100 Mile is the perfect starting point for your outdoor adventure. Explore Moose Valley, a wilderness park that claims untouched wetlands and lakes that are home to beavers, moose, and even wild horses. An easy two-day canoe trip through the provincial park is a great adventure for the traveller who wishes to see the beauty of the South Cariboo up close and personal.
100 Mile House is located on Highway 97, 90km (56 mi.) south of Williams Lake. Train and bus access are available. A private airstrip is located in 100 Mile, with a larger airstrip in nearby 108 Mile. The nearest airport is in Williams Lake.Population: 2,046Elevation: 930 m (3050 ft.)Avg. July Temp: 20ºC (68ºF)Avg. Jan Temp: -15ºC (5ºF)Avg. Yearly Snowfall: 30-40 cm on ground from Dec to late March