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Horse riding in CariboosAshcroft lies a few kilometres east of Highway 1 (the Trans-Canada Highway). Many gold prospectors heading north set out from here in the 1860s.

You can take the Trans-Canada East towards Kamloops, passing through Cache Creek on the way in order to skirt Kamloops Lake and see the ginseng fields.

Ashcroft - Cariboo Mountains

Ashcroft enjoys a warm dry climate, with one of the hottest summers in Canada and very little precipitation throughout the year. The entire area is classified as semi-arid.

Ashcroft's economy is primarily based on mining, agriculture, ranching, transportation services and tourism.


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Where to eat

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Ashcroft Bakery & Coffee Shop ($)

This traditional old-school bakery serves specialty coffees, teas, bread, cookies, sandwiches, salads, small pizzas and soups, as well as a daily menu for lunch. A wide selection of fresh-baked breads and pastries including cinnamon buns (which are gigantic, by the way!), pies and cakes. Warm and welcoming atmosphere. Open Monday-Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

151 3rd Street, Ashcroft / 250-453-9212

Horsting's Farm Market ($)

Horsting's houses a bakery, a cafe and a farmer's market with farm-fresh produce, flowers and plants, all in a charming setting. Sit on the patio and enjoy a custom sandwich, entirely designed by you with your choice of bread, protein, condiments, cheese and vegetables. Don't feel like a sandwich? Have soup, a muffin, a slice of homemade pie, a cookie or just an ice cream cone. There is also a small boutique selling gifts and garden items. Easily accessible with a large parking lot. A real nugget on the Gold Rush trail! Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2540 Cariboo Hwy 97, Cache Creek / 250-457-6546



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