100 Mile House
100 Mile House (or One Hundred Mile House) is a municipality in the Cariboo District, on the Interior Plateau, British Columbia, Canada.
The town was founded in 1862 during the gold rush under the name Bridge Creek House as a resting place between Kamloops and Fort Alexandria. The later name indicates the distance from the start of the Old Cariboo Road in Lillooet ( Mile 0 ). This trail was created as a result of the Cariboo Gold Rush. 1930, the place had 12 inhabitants and consisted of a rest house, a general store, a post office, a telegraph station and a power plant.
Although the place is very small today, it is a significant forestry and tourism center in the region. Many lakes for boating, bird watching and fishing. The most important are the Lac La Hache, the Canim Lake, the Horse Lake, Green Lake and Bridge Lake. In addition, a center of winter sports 100 Mile House. The place describes himself as an international capital of Nordic skiing.
The census in 2011 showed a population of 1,886 inhabitants for the community. The population has thereby increased since the census of 2006 at 0.1 %, while the population in British Columbia grew by 7.0 % at the same time.
The community is located on Highway 97 and outside of the village is a small airfield with a 670 meter long paved airstrip.
Sons and daughters of the town
- Sandy Moger (born 1969 ), ice hockey player