What to do
- Worth the detour
- Must see
Ashcroft lies a few kilometres east of Highway 1 (the Trans-Canada Highway). Many gold prospectors heading north set out from here in the 1860s.
Aboard your Canada RV hire, 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 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.
Where to eat
- $ Inexpensive
- $$ Moderate
- $$$ Upscale
- $$$$ Fine dining
Ashcroft Bakery & Coffee Shop ($)
This traditional old-school bakery serves specialty coffees, teas, bread, cookies, sandwiches, salads, small pizzas and soups, as well as a daily menu for lunch. A wide selection of fresh-baked breads and pastries including cinnamon buns (which are gigantic, by the way!), pies and cakes. Warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m and until 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays.
Horsting's Farm Market ($)
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 in season, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., from mid-March
*** Hours may vary ***
Where to sleep ?
When to visit
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Small passing town
(Translated by Google) Very interesting but we quickly go around.
(Translated by Google) Atypical, it's the western.
We did not find the beautiful ranches promised
(Translated by Google) Unpleasant environment. Nothing to do.