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This page is about the town in the Thompson Country of British Columbia. For the creek that is its namesake, see Cache Creek (British Columbia). For other locations named Cache Creek see Cache Creek.
Cache Creek, British Columbia
—  Village  —
Location of Cache Creek, British Columbia
Coordinates: 50°48′50″N 121°19′36″W / 50.81389°N 121.32667°W / 50.81389; -121.32667
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Thompson Country
Regional District Thompson-Nicola
Incorporated 1959
Government
 - Mayor P. A. John Ranta
 - Governing body Cache Creek Village Council
Area
 - Total 10.57 km2 (4.1 sq mi)
Elevation [1] 396 m (1,300 ft)
Population (2006)
 - Total 1,037
 - Density 99.9/km2 (258.7/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC−8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
Highways Highway 97
Highway 97C
Highway 1
Website Town website
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Coordinates: 50°48′43″N 121°19′24″W / 50.81194°N 121.32333°W / 50.81194; -121.32333

Cache Creek is a junction community 220 miles (354 km) northeast of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. It is on the Trans-Canada Highway in the province of British Columbia at its junction with northbound Highway 97. The same intersection and the town that grew around it was at the point on the Cariboo Wagon Road where a branch road, and previously only a trail, led east to Savona's Ferry on Kamloops Lake.

Its name is derived, apparently, from a cache or buried and hidden supply and tradegoods depot used by the fur traders of either the Hudson's Bay Company or its rival the North West Company.[2]

Although still very active with traffic, Cache Creek was extremely busy for a few decades before the Trans-Canada Highway was superseded by the newer and shorter Coquihalla Highway, which bypasses the Fraser and Thompson Canyons between Hope and Kamloops via Merritt, about 60 miles (97 km) southeast.

Medieval Pastiche, accommodation options on the Trans Canada Highway.

References

  1. ^ http://bccommunities.ca/cachecreek/index.php
  2. ^ Cache Creek (creek) in the BC Geographical Names Information System

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