November 3, 1863: A miracle! Met Nam Sing at the roadhouse. He is leading an express pack train to Barkerville and offered to take Dr. R. along. I will make it home before winter after all. Said good-bye. Dr. R. very grateful. So am I…
Known formerly as Carquile, this area has a rich First Nations and ranching history. You can experience that history at Hat Creek House. Some 11 km north of Cache Creek, the ranch was built in 1861 as a roadhouse on the Cariboo Road, today, visitors can enjoy the artifacts on display, take a stagecoach ride, or visit the Native Shuswap village and experience stories of mystery, love, murder, success and failure.
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Three Fun Facts about Hat Creek
- Upper Hat Creek features many signs of historic First Nations communities and is rich in lore with tales of healing plants and miracle waters.
- Coal was discovered on Hat Creek in 1877. First worked in 1893 by rancher George Finney, the deposit has been worked repeatedly over the years.
- Harry Lake Aspen Provincial Park provides a true wilderness experience in a raw, natural region. So natural, the park offers no services.