100 Mile House and the surrounding area is well worth a long weekend visit. My
pictures don't do the beauty up here an justice, even with a 10 + hour
drive to get there it is worth it.
On your way up stop by the town of Lone Butte, it is by 93 Mile House
on BC Prov Hwy 24. There is a small cafe where the hostess seats you,
takes your order and cooks your meal-it is a one woman show. We also
stopped by the sporting goods store just down the street to get our
fishing licenses and some pointers on the HOT fishing spots.
Traveling in this area in a bit rough on the vehicle, almost all the
roads are dirt/gravel. I would suggest taking a truck with 4 wheel drive.
I have had to use 4 wheel a few times after a big rain storm, the roads
where 4 inches of sticky mud, or to navigate down to some of the lake
Jump back on the BC Prov Hwy 97 and head north, once in 100 Mile House
you can get any supplies you are going to need-grocery stores, sporting
goods, gas stations, small boutiques, etc. We usually head north out of
100 Mile House towards Forest Grove, and continue on the south side of
Canim Lake. Check your fishing regulations to verify what is open and what
restrictions are in place (single barb less hooks) because fishing is
awesome almost everywhere. We usually stop at just about every stream,
river or lake- although now we know which ones we have better luck in. For
instance Kanim River, Lorine Lake, Cougar Lake, Bowers Lake and countless
We usually head into Cougar Lake, there is a great camping spot near
the lake and there are usually some moose that come out into the lake
while your fishing or just relaxing. From there you can continue a bit and
go in the back way to Bowers Lake.
We usually head south in the backcountry wandering around. Although we
have been up past 150 Mile House and south to Kamloops on the east and
west sides of the highway. I do like the west side- there are less people
and the fishing is great. Take a camera-there are numerous moose, bear,
deer and many others.
Fishing-- The fishing is awesome, there are so many varieties of fish I
could not believe it. Take a raft or a canoe the lakes are big. There are
few lakes you can hike into near Bowers Lake.
Do it again? Any time I have a chance
100 Mile House and the
South Cariboo Area
Map of the South Cariboo